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 Post subject: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:04 am 
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Victor Jr
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Hello.
A spring in my HMV 130 tabletop gramophone has broken.
As I'm about to put a new spring in it, I wonder if I should rather change both springs instead of just one?
Thanks for your opinions.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:50 am 
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The usual advice is that if one breaks, you should change both. Otherwise, you will have one new more powerful spring, and one older, weaker spring.

I'm sure some people don't bother, but changing both is what I have done for decades.
Best regards ... AZ*


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:22 pm 
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Yes, change both. If you have things apart to change one you are there anyways- why NOT change both? It's almost silly not to.

You may want to consider new governor springs as well.
"He who dies with the most shellac wins"- some nutty record geek


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:26 pm 
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gramophone-georg wrote:
You may want to consider new governor springs as well.


Whats the story with governor springs Georg?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:49 pm 
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Daithi wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
You may want to consider new governor springs as well.


Whats the story with governor springs Georg?


When they get weak, speed is erratic. I am noticing this more and more as Victor machines continue to age here in USA. I think that if new governor springs are available- for ANY machine- they should be replaced while there is a supply. That's just my opinion- yours may vary.
"He who dies with the most shellac wins"- some nutty record geek


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:44 am 
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gramophone-georg wrote:
When they get weak, speed is erratic. I am noticing this more and more as Victor machines continue to age here in USA. I think that if new governor springs are available- for ANY machine- they should be replaced while there is a supply. That's just my opinion- yours may vary.


Thanks Georg. So are they available ?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:43 am 
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Daithi wrote:
gramophone-georg wrote:
When they get weak, speed is erratic. I am noticing this more and more as Victor machines continue to age here in USA. I think that if new governor springs are available- for ANY machine- they should be replaced while there is a supply. That's just my opinion- yours may vary.


Thanks Georg. So are they available ?


They are on our side of the pond.
"He who dies with the most shellac wins"- some nutty record geek


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:08 am 
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gramophone-georg wrote:

They are on our side of the pond.


Where can I get them on your side of the pond?


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:53 pm 
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AZ* wrote:
The usual advice is that if one breaks, you should change both. Otherwise, you will have one new more powerful spring, and one older, weaker spring.

I'm sure some people don't bother, but changing both is what I have done for decades.


Thank you very much for your answer.


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 Post subject: Re: HMV 32 motor, spring change question
PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:53 pm 
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gramophone-georg wrote:
Yes, change both. If you have things apart to change one you are there anyways- why NOT change both? It's almost silly not to.

You may want to consider new governor springs as well.


Thank you very much.


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