TE16 capstan roller is very sticky -- what to do?

From: Gooijen H <GOOI_at_oce.nl>
Date: Wed Jan 21 07:23:22 2004

  Hi all,

I saw on eBay an auction for one TE16 tape drive capstan wheel.
I have two TE16's in my collection (www.pdp-11.nl) and when I
moved them to my new museum (check "The making of ..." link),
I noticed that one capstan is orange colored and has white mold
stips on it, and the other capstan is black colored and is very
sticky ... :-(
I have read about went-goo capstans of the TU58 recently.
Should I go for the auction?
The problem is that this is a short term solution, and just for
*one* of my tape drives. Is there an other option, preferably
a better one to solve the capstan problems?

- Henk, PA8PDP
Received on Wed Jan 21 2004 - 07:23:22 GMT

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