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#1 danielbisca

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 12:12 AM

Hi everyone,

I have recently got a Sharp GF-A1 and a Sharp GF-A2 units for restoration. I had one of those when I was a kid, it's a nostalgic thing for me. In order to be able to restore them, I need the belts and an idler tire. I already have the pinch rollers for replacement, but I need the belts and tires. Does anybody know which ones I am looking for and where I could find them? Or a service manual for this unit?

The A1 and A2 share the same mechanism, so the same belts and all.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Dan



#2 baddboybill

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 10:24 AM

Did you look through old posts?

#3 danielbisca

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 11:42 AM

Did you look through old posts?

I searched for that model, but not much found



#4 MyOhMy

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

Hiya, where are you located?



#5 baddboybill

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:29 AM

Should be about 8" square but not sure of thickness. Measure the old belt and deduct about 5-10%

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:10 AM

Sounds right Bill, there's an epay auction for an SCX8.0 belt for a GF-A2, but I can't figure out if there's more than one belt inside.

daniel, turntableneedles.com is my source for belts. They just happen to be close to my house, but they're great. They even have free international shipping if it's just a belt or two.

 

"• Small belt orders under one ounce and not too thick generally have FREE SHIPPING via International first class letter mail (has NO tracking) which ships from the USA via the United States Post Office."



#7 danielbisca

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:03 AM

Thank you all, it looks like the belts are SBS 8.0. I'll get those, but does anybody know about that damn idler tire?



#8 danielbisca

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:16 AM

Sounds right Bill, there's an epay auction for an SCX8.0 belt for a GF-A2, but I can't figure out if there's more than one belt inside.

daniel, turntableneedles.com is my source for belts. They just happen to be close to my house, but they're great. They even have free international shipping if it's just a belt or two.

 

"• Small belt orders under one ounce and not too thick generally have FREE SHIPPING via International first class letter mail (has NO tracking) which ships from the USA via the United States Post Office."

I'm there right now, their prices seem fair. Thanks!



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:16 AM

You can try studio sound. They sell tires but dont have a huge selection any more. Otherwise sometimes orings from hardware store can possibly work. Having a bad old one can help with measurements

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:22 PM

Thank you all, it looks like the belts are SBS 8.0. I'll get those, but does anybody know about that damn idler tire?

 

Yes just use a rubber o'ring works a treat!



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 01:03 PM

if i know the tyre sizes i rebuild it maybee on the lathe. but the only i must have is an exemplar to measure it. or the correct sizes. Sometimes it would be bette for me with a drawing......or a handmade sketch.....

 

many things are possible......i make also my pinch rollers i my workshop.....not easy but it works  :yes:



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