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What is the focusing clamp wedge shim made of?

 
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andersoncreative



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: What is the focusing clamp wedge shim made of? Reply with quote

Moving along on my GV2 resto.

The massive play between the monorail and the clamps come from not having the "focusing clamp wedge shim" listed in the service manual.

Can someone tell me what material this is made of? Cardboard, metal, rubber? Apparently, it was glued to the clamp and is allowed to slide along the monorail.

Thanks!
Bill
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andersoncreative



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what the shim is made out of, and I hope someone can give me a decent answer. In the meantime, I've used a piece of index card stock, cut to size and folded to fit the V shaped monorail. Works great.
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1banjo



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Bill

it is a card stock that I thank is socked paraffin wax?!?!
in my navy Photographer's Mate 3&2 they use paraffin Dissolved in benzene to Lubricate anything BUT the Tripod head for that some kind of Grease . BUT I too use card stock but it sticks so Iam going to make
my next ones and melt some paraffin wax to sock them in !!! SO they can slide NOT stick

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Les



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm off hunting Speed Graphic cameras at the moment so I don't have my notes with me, but it was an oil impregnated heavy paper. Not all cameras had them, it was a production change, but I think a manila folder soaked in either Parafin/benzene or a light weight oil (SAE 10?) would probably work.
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