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 Post subject: The Victor Cement Mixer
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:46 pm 
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Victor IV
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Are there any tricks or tips to reduce the noise of an early Victor motor? Both my Victor Vs have been quite loud- the one that's now sold and the one I still have. I love these machines but it's like a Mercedes with a wide open exhaust- it just sounds wrong! :lol:

I have all the correct noise isolating washers in place and in good condition. The source of the noise seems to be backlash on the governor gear/ worm. Neither appear worn.

I'm tempted to do this to the worm gear :roll: :

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OK, OK, not really.


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 Post subject: Re: The Victor Cement Mixer
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:34 am 
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Try using STP oil additive, or something similar... it's like honey and adheres to the gears. It has worked on some of mine...
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
My Wife


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 Post subject: Re: The Victor Cement Mixer
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20 pm 
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Location: Deltona FL / Brampton ON
Curt A wrote:
Try using STP oil additive, or something similar... it's like honey and adheres to the gears. It has worked on some of mine...

I second that! I use STP mixed with oil on all my restorations.


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