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by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 20, 2024 12:31 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

Going to need some perseverance to make that swap. Good luck!

PF
by PFMcFarland
Thu Jul 18, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

The problem I've found with sourcing parts from other shutters is that even if the make and model of the shutters are the same, whomever designed the camera will introduce differences in the way they work depending on the construction of the camera they are mounted on. A medium format folder with a ...
by PFMcFarland
Wed Jul 17, 2024 11:32 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

I don't have any photos from a similar teardown, but basically you just start taking off whatever is on top and work your way down. I'd start with that screw on the post holding the drive lever in place, as that is the most likely place your loose spring came from. Sorry about being a bit short on d...
by PFMcFarland
Wed Jul 17, 2024 3:22 am
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

Yeah, you'll have to do a tear-down to see if part of it is still there on the post. Plus, it will help you to get the spring back in the proper position.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Mon Jul 15, 2024 11:44 pm
Forum: Folding Cameras and Plate Cameras
Topic: NKK Super Wester
Replies: 20
Views: 2645

Re: NKK Super Wester

That's a fine-looking camera now.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 13, 2024 4:11 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

Hey, good to see you found the problem. Sometimes it's just the simplest little thing that can aggravate the living daylights out of you until you look at it one more time.

PF
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 13, 2024 4:09 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

Some work I did on a Compur-Rapid shutter, similar to the regular Compur or Prontor shutters, but with a 1/500 top speed. https://flic.kr/s/aHsjPzdUKH

PF
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 13, 2024 3:51 pm
Forum: The Fix-It Forum
Topic: Super Wester Rehab Questions...
Replies: 46
Views: 3215

Re: Super Wester Rehab Questions...

Well, the camera went back together fine, everything working smoothly. Worked a ton of Bick 4 into the bellows, shined up the brightwork. Was running the shutter through its paces and the shutter started firing without being released. Hmm. Played with it some more and it was that the release wasn’t...
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 13, 2024 3:10 pm
Forum: Rangefinders
Topic: Ansco Super Regent
Replies: 12
Views: 1321

Re: Ansco Super Regent

Is the Solinette II the same as the Regent? I had it in my head a Regent was analogous to the Solinette. Very nice collection! I believe they are equivalent, with a rebadge and a plaque that says made by AGFA, etc etc At least my Super-regent and my Super-Solinette are functionally identical with t...
by PFMcFarland
Sat Jul 13, 2024 3:05 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Camera Porn Friday
Replies: 383
Views: 2921010

Re: Camera Porn Friday

Looking at the top, Paul, I'm going to assume that the four screws holding the name plate on serve no other purpose than that. The screws holding the accessory shoe might also hold the cover to the camera body, but I'm betting that the screws you'll need to access are under the focus and winding kno...