Foltarz at rocketmail.com
Mon Aug 28 17:38:54 EDT 2006
Yes, that is probably just polymerized grease.
Take either a hot air gun or even a propane torch and gently hear up the
shaft to melt the old grease.
Quickly displace the old molten grease out with WD40.
Then cool, wipe the area down and repack with fresh grease.
--- Rick Brashear <rickbras at airmail.net> wrote:
> I took time-out from the R-3** and BTA-1R2 and BC-610 and so on to get
> the G-50 I bought a while back in operation. After stuffing the filter
> capacitors and replacing a couple of capacitors in the cathode circuit
> of the speech amp/preamp combo the G-50 came to life. However, I find
> now that the variable capacitor on the receive VFO is having turning
> problems. It's one of those geared internally capacitors with one shaft
> inside another one. I guess the friction clutch or whatever makes those
> things tick is worn out or maybe oily. Does anyone have a solution for
> such a problem, other than replacing it?
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