It sounds to me like an eminently practical solution to the problem, but not particularly sexy, so it may be.....
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Francesco Martinelli
Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 3:04 AM
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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [ARSCLIST] Please lubricate your azimuth screws
this all sounds very sexy or it's my dirty mind?
On Mon, May 27, 2019 at 12:04 AM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> Hi, All,
> I am working on a multi-tape project done in 1/4-track and I had cobbled
> together a quarter track assembly for an A80. I was adjusting the
> azimuth when sproing--the screw stripped out. I had another A80 head
> block I got when i purchased my load that had the same issue. The hole
> can be drilled out and threaded and have a screw insert put in, so it's
> repairable, but I don't have time or the parts to do it right now. So I
> looked for another solution and thought I'd mention this issue.
> When I put together another Sony APR-5000 quarter track head block, to
> continue this project, I noticed the azimuth screw was very stiff, so I
> pulled it out and lubricated it with a few drops of Kluber Constant GLY
> 2100 lithium soap -- what Studer used in their late model capstan motors
> and my go-to lubricant for mechanical linkages.
> Works like an absolute charm now!
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada 647 479 2800
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