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 Post subject: Re: Help!!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:41 pm 
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Victor I
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I tried posting a reply before but somehow it disappeared, Anyhow, it sound like springs of that age would need work if nothing has been done to them. Noise could also come from the bearings or gears, I can understand your reluctance to break anything, although almost everything can be repaired at a price, That said, I have replaced and regreased some springs myself and sent others out for work. I have had some records for what seems like forever that date back to the 1910s and belonged to my grandparents, but got my first phonograph—a Victor VV-100 (which I no longer own)–about 20 years ago. Since then I have gotten about 3 dozen machines and probably 2000 records (and I still feel like a newcomer), so watch out.

Bill


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 Post subject: Re: Help!!!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:03 am 
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Victor V
I've got both kinds of music--classical & rag-time.
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What Bill said--they can multiply rapidly.

Due to old age you probably need to fully service the Victrola motor or have it done. The mainspring might be bad in it or beginning to go weak; for sure running in old grease isn't helping it.

One thing you will be glad to know: lots of parts for these are still being produced. A new spring or governor weights, new gaskets and isolators and needle bars, new diaphragms and cranks and whatever--most of what breaks on a Victrola can be pretty easily fixed.

And the VV-IV is the simplest you can get anyway so that should go nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: Help!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:40 pm 
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Victor Jr
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I received notification today that it arrived with George Vollema for repair. I’ll keep you guys updated on what needs work on a new forum post.


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 Post subject: Re: Help!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:06 pm 
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Victor III
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PeanutTheRabbit wrote:
I received notification today that it arrived with George Vollema for repair. I’ll keep you guys updated on what needs work on a new forum post.

Awesome! Hopefully I’ll have the money tomorrow to send my VIII motor off to him.


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