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 Post subject: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:55 pm 
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So, about 2 years ago I picked up a non working VV- XI at an antique store; for no other reason than I liked the cabinet & like antiques. Once it was home, I eventually couldn’t resist taking it apart and seeing what was wrong with it. It was a 1913 & it turns out one of the pins that holds a gear in the winding mechanism. Fabricated a pin & then noticed one of the holes one one of the springs wasn’t catching the holding pin on the center shaft of the axle that winds it. Fixed that. Since I came that far, I learned a little more about the machine & discovered the reproducer was shot. Got a rebuild kit & did that. Also, replaced the felt that was on terrible condition & cleaned up & polished everything.

So, to make a long story short - I got way more involved than I planned on - which usually happens. Got the machine in good workable order & looking pretty good. The recently I found a pretty nice 6. So, my question is - I haven’t gone down the rabbit hole with this yet, but the brake on both machines works but is pretty week at holding the turntable. I haven’t seen it yet - but is that little leather disk sold anywhere that presses on the turntable when the brake is on?

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 Post subject: Re: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:46 pm 
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Here you go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/383689513816

cyber_tigger on ebay should be your go-to source for any small part like this

You could also buy a replacement spring from a good hardware store. Can't think of the correct size at the moment, but you can take the old one to compare.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:51 pm 
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Be sure the brake lever is operating freely as well. Put a small drop of oil at the pivot point. You can also rough up the face of your existing brake pad to remove the glaze on it. That sometimes helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:45 pm 
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tesch1932 wrote:
Here you go: https://www.ebay.com/itm/383689513816

cyber_tigger on ebay should be your go-to source for any small part like this

You could also buy a replacement spring from a good hardware store. Can't think of the correct size at the moment, but you can take the old one to compare.


Ordered. Thanks. Everything is free & lubed


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 Post subject: Re: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:03 pm 
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You may be able to use a pliers and pull a bit more leather out. Just wiggle gently from side to side and don't force anything. When I service a brake pad like this, I like to use an awl to poke a tiny hole or 2 in the end of the pad, then put a drop of sewing machine oil on the pad. This will cause it to swell a bit, and will also reduce the noise made when the pad hits the turntable rim.


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 Post subject: Re: Victor 6 & 11 brake(s)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:56 pm 
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Keep'em well oiled
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Nice trick!, Thanks!
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