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Cave Astrola GEM Restore

Started by reconair, 06/17/2019 05:33PM
Posted 06/25/2019 03:08PM #10
I am looking for the info on the club which was selling some of the Bristol motors (new old stock) in New Jersey in 2016.
The little Boston gear on the shaft is difficult to find. I am looking for a couple of those for two Astrolas I have.

Terry
Posted 06/25/2019 04:31PM #11
Originally Posted by Terry Atwood
I am looking for the info on the club which was selling some of the Bristol motors (new old stock) in New Jersey in 2016.
The little Boston gear on the shaft is difficult to find. I am looking for a couple of those for two Astrolas I have.

Terry
I'll let you know if I come across any sources during my rebuild.  I scored an RA motor from a FB post.  Ask the question in the Classic/Vintage Telescopes, Vintage Telescopes, and the Cave Astrola FB Groups.  You can try on C...N as well.  They have lots of Cave owners posting there.

Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 06/27/2019 03:09PM #12
New paint!

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Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 06/27/2019 04:01PM #13
That looks very nice! smile

[COLOR="Blue"]Darian Rachal[/COLOR]
Posted 06/27/2019 05:25PM #14
Originally Posted by Darian Rachal
That looks very nice! smile
Thanks Darian.  I still need to soda blast the pier and pier legs then paint.  Then we start work on the clock drive.

Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 08/06/2019 01:52AM #15
Progress!

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Scott Busby
A.K.A. Reconair

Carpe Noctum

Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.
- Ptolemy,c.150 AD
Posted 08/06/2019 09:40AM #16
Looking real nice!!

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