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 Post subject: Re: 8 track repair
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 4:59 am 
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I've never noticed or felt lubrication on either cassette, 8-Track, BetaMax, or VHS videocassette tape. How would you tell if it's there?

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 Post subject: Re: 8 track repair
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 7:10 am 
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fifties wrote:
I've never noticed or felt lubrication on either cassette, 8-Track, BetaMax, or VHS videocassette tape. How would you tell if it's there?


If it's silicone it is impregnated within the tape. Learned that from a scotch 5" reel to reel tape box.

For graphite like used on 8 track tapes you may notice the black rubber pinch roller is silvery in color where the tape goes across the roller. The pressure pads or foam may look a little silvery in color as well. Also sometimes by touching the tape you may be able to feel it a little.

That said without lubrication the 8 track tape would never work properly as the tape must slide given the outer diameter of the tape spool is larger than the tape is at the center.

Here's a video explaining just how that works and I think it explains the lubrication as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCK4jrgj1B0


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8 tracks are goregous and sadly I have lost several because I dont know how to open them or re-spool them if they become tangled,etc....

I commend you guys for doing alot of repairs and saving your tapes...... I have saved some but sadly not all I had on the bench....


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 Post subject: Re: 8 track repair
PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 5:30 pm 
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I would suggest that you check out You Tube. There's lots of 8 track cassette repair videos on how to take apart any 8 track cartridge. As I recall, there's even one cartridge (RCA, I think) that's riveted together. There are videos that show that repair as well.

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PostPosted: Feb Sun 10, 2019 9:42 pm 
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Thank you my friend......

Yes lots of good info out there.........

Anyway......

Look @ all these losers who sent email into this guy....

http://web.archive.org/web/201108050846 ... _mail.html

Some of the comments really are something but THEY ARENT SURPRISING SEEING HOW MANY PPL ARE BRAINWASHED TO THINK WORSE STUFF IS BETTER TODAY!!

Its funny most of thier email addresses are listed!!!!!!


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