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 Post subject: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:17 pm 
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Hey guys, got a question. I'm restoring a Victor V and I've run into a problem. It appears there is something missing off the regulator control yoke. The 'U' shaped piece ends in two round lobes with small holes in then. I'm assuming there is some sort of bearing surface that belongs there between the yoke and the disc. I've searched all the parts breakdowns I could find with no luck. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:30 pm 
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Karrion,

This sounds like the speed regulator arm that rubs up againsts the governor plate. Typically, there is a piece of leather in these holes/lobes. Depending on the diameter, you can use a leather shoelace, sewing machine belt, or a flat piece of leather rolled up.

Good luck.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:45 pm 
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This is the little bugger I'm talking about.

Karrion


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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:00 pm 
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I am certainly no expert (not even close) in this area, but as Brad mentioned, you are likely missing the leather (or felt pads) which prevent the flange from sliding too far on the axle while the governor is spinning, (thus controlling the speed).

I don't know if you have a copy of The Compleat Talking Machine, but on page 25 the top right photo seems to be a similar governor/yoke configuration as yours. It shows another semi-circular attachment which hooks into the opposing holes in the horseshoe you mention, wrapping around the opposite side of the governor, with a opening which holds the leather (or felt) pad in place. However, as I am not familiar with your particular motor, I will defer to the experts in this area. :rose:

PS ~ If you do not have the book, perhaps I can scan the photo tomorrow and post it for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:07 am 
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That'd be great. Thanks!
I have a copy of the book on order. not sure what the holdup is.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:11 am 
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You appear to be missing the speed control swivel, part no. 2100A W.N. which has the pads part no. 985 P.F., as Tink suggests. Various parts dealers sell these. Wyatts catalogue lists these for $10 and 50 cents respectively. They may be cheaper or more expensive elsewhere. See photos below.
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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:31 am 
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Ah HA! O.K. I'll call Wyatts first thing Monday. Thanks for all the help guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:39 am 
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AZ* wrote:
You appear to be missing the speed control swivel, part no. 2100A W.N. which has the pads part no. 985 P.F., as Tink suggests. See photos below.


Thanks for posting the pic, AZ... you beat me to the punch. ;) Your photo turned out better than the scan of the book's photo, anyway. :rose:


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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:14 pm 
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Well, Wyatt's was a bust. Not enough demand. I'll have to find another source or fabricate one.

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 Post subject: Re: Victor V regulator
PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:56 am 
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Don't give up yet! I understand George Vollema has quite the boneyard... try him out first. :rose:

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