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 Post subject: Rebuilding an Edison R reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:35 pm 
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I need to rebuild an Edison R reproducer. The hinge block is broken and I need to get it apart to drill out the broken hinge block screw. Of course the top is pot metal and swollen. I have removed the 3 screws on the back and I'm assuming the top should just come off after they are removed. Seems like it is just pressed on . Is this correct or am I missing something?


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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding an Edison R reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:41 pm 
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The tops expand....and seize in the bottom bezel, which is brass. It isn’t fun, but it can be removed and replaced with a brass unit from Ron Sitko. Removing the pot metal top will most likely lead to it getting damaged along the way, depending on how intact the metal is. I’ve been able to save the original pot metal tops only 2 times in my repair life. The metal is Soooooooooo badly formulated.
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 Post subject: Re: Rebuilding an Edison R reproducer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:50 pm 
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MicaMonster wrote:
The tops expand....and seize in the bottom bezel, which is brass. It isn’t fun, but it can be removed and replaced with a brass unit from Ron Sitko. Removing the pot metal top will most likely lead to it getting damaged along the way, depending on how intact the metal is. I’ve been able to save the original pot metal tops only 2 times in my repair life. The metal is Soooooooooo badly formulated.

Thanks. That's what I thought. Jan


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