Wangtek tape drive rollers (was: Re: TU-58 dumps ...)

From: Tothwolf <>
Date: Wed Jul 31 03:45:00 2002

On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, Jay Jaeger wrote:

> Thanks to Allison for the tip on using rubber hose to replace rubber
> rollers gone to "glue". Worked great. I didn't glue mine to the hub,
> though I suppose I should -- one did start slipping some after reading
> in 30 tapes -- the aluminum hub got pretty hot. I also found I could be
> quite aggressive with isopropyl alcohol cleaning the heads.

Has anyone tried replacing the rollers of old Wangtek drives with bits of
rubber hose? Ideally, I'd like to find an inexpensive source for original
rollers, but I don't currently know of one.

Received on Wed Jul 31 2002 - 03:45:00 BST

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