[vcf-midatlantic] Univac, our first real work! - capstan fix

Steven Michelsen stevenm at optonline.net
Mon Jun 20 15:41:10 EDT 2016

I have also used http://www.terrysrubberrollers.com/, to replace the rubber
on the capstan on my Tascam 34B 4-track tape deck.  I sent him the pile of
mush that used to be the rubber in a ziplock bag, with the metal spindle
embedded, and got back what looked a whole lot like a new capstan.  You will
have to specify the diameter and other pertinent dimensions, as he surely
won't have the specs for this one on file!


BTW http://www.terrysrubberrollers.com/ is just a guy named Terry, not a big
factory or shop.  Write him ahead of time with pictures and your needs, and
he will tell you if it can be done.  It shouldn't cost too much - if it's
more than say $60 I would be surprised.





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On 6/16/2016 3:34 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

On 06/16/2016 03:34 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

The capstan problem is typical of any device that handles tape, either
magnetic or paper. I have a number of devices with melted capstans. My
casual knowledge of other's work, is to either find a similar rubber
capstan and transfer the rubber (Bill Degnan suggested this also); or to
mill out (as in milling machine) a chunk of rubber to fit. So I'd like
to hear about any resolution for this rubber capstan problem.


They re-did the rollers and bail rollers for my Selectric: JJ Short and
associates:  http://www.jjshort.com 

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