I just purchased a 1960s Ampex reel-to-reel tape recorder Model 1100 Series.  I like to pick these recorders just to keep them from the dump, and to fix them up.  I've fixed lots of Sony, Panasonic and Akai recorders--mostly needed mechanical repair, like lube and new belts.

My problem: I CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET INTO THE AMPEX MACHINE!  The box has no screws, and the face is a maze of equipment, and the plate seems very complicated to unscrew.

Does anyone on list know of a webpage where I could get this information?  Many thanks!

Don Chichester