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Contradicting M90 belt sizes, anyone really know?


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#1 blu_fuz

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

So which ones are correct?

 

 

Service manual:

SCX7.0 Capstan Belt  (square cut, .040-.049 inch/1mm thick, inner circumference 7inches) VKB3001-012S

CX4.6 Take up belt (square cut 1mm thick, inner circumference 4.6 inches) VKB3000-017H

SCY5.2 Counter belt (square cut .035-.039 inch thick or 0.8mm inner circumference 5.2inches)VKB3000-031H

 

Other source:

FBM9.3 Flat Belt, Medium 9.3 Inch

SBO9.0 Square Belt, Orbicular 9.0 Inch

SBS4.6 Square Belt, Small 4.6 Inch

 

 

 

 



#2 blu_fuz

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 12:46 PM

BUMP, I would like to order these today. Let me know what you have had luck with.



#3 Superduper

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:24 PM

By memory, the first one looks too small. I recall the capstan belt is flat and approx 9".

#4 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:18 AM

I guess i will have to order everything.....

#5 ford93

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:04 AM

Blu this will be valuable info. for us once you know the correct size! :yes:

 

Please let us know.



#6 blu_fuz

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:21 AM

I will share the info for sure.

 

 

Sad thing is, I have ordered a set of M90 belts a few years ago but have no record of what it was AND I think they didn't fit..... lol



#7 blu_fuz

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 07:39 AM

Just took these original belts out and measured in their current condition. These are all approx. and with used belts. Micrometer is set to not 'stretch' the belt. While these belts were still installed, the capstan belt still had nice tension, the take-up belt also had nice tension, the counter belt was very stretched and was so big it wasn't able to hold itself in position.

 

Capstan Belt: 10.07" (flat cut, 0.191" wide, 0.0205" thick) width is 'medium'.

Take-up Belt: 5" (square cut, 0.046" thick)

Counter Belt: 7.18" (square cut, 0.0395" thick)

 

 

 

 

Capstan:

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Take-up:

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Counter:

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Here is what I am going to order from turntableneedles.com:

Capstan: FBM9.3 (flat belt, medium)

Take-up: SBS4.6 (square belt, small) *out of stock. Going to order SBS4.6 from ebay.

Counter: SBO5.2 (square belt, orbicular) *out of stock. Going to substitute for SCY5.2 from ebay.



#8 blu_fuz

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:08 AM

I have belted but haven't tested the deck and I am confirming the belts I ordered to fit properly. The counter belt maybe a little tight, but I will see how that goes after it is put back together.

 

 

 

Capstan: FBM9.3 (flat belt, medium)

Take-up: SBS4.6 (square belt, small) *out of stock. Going to order SBS4.6 from ebay.

Counter: SBO5.2 (square belt, orbicular) *out of stock. Going to substitute for SCY5.2 from ebay.



#9 nikonfoo

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Posted 26 May 2015 - 08:20 AM

Does orbicular = round

unusual for a COUNTER belt

SO Y = ROUND ??? 

yea the stats on the M90 are all different

I have this data but I have never had to change yet

TOUCH WOOD :w00t:

RC-M90
FRM9.2
SCX4.6
SCY5.2


#10 whodini

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:55 AM

Interesting, I had the following written down from way back..

 

RC-M90
FRM9.2
SCX4.6
SCY9.0

 

My last (should be counter) one seems different than you others have listed



#11 blu_fuz

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:01 AM

Yeah the SCY9.0 for the counter belt is way too long. I have no idea how this bad information has been out there for so long.

 

 

The old counter belt that I took off was stretched out so far that the belt wouldn't even have tension on the wheels, it just fell off. That used loose belt was just about 7" when I removed it. So, already too big at 7", the only option is to go smaller.