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Focus System HELP!!!!!!

 
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Airwreck



Joined: 13 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a top mounted focus system on a crown..Today when shooting with it.. I ended up with a bunch of ball bearrings and steel pins falling out of the camera and didn't have a clue where they came from...Now I do they are from The focus system..How do I fix this and what is the number of small parts in there.. this is a new/Old stock special..
HELP!!!
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2002 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://graflex.org/helpboard/viewtopic.php?topic=237&forum=1&3

Also try the "search" feature for rangefinder repair.

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steve@toprinting.com



Joined: 27 Sep 2001
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Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Airwreck,

You've got a problem.

Same thing happened to me.

There are approx. 88 ball bearings and spacers in the tube that connects to the RF. A spring, a pin and a black rubber plug.

If you're not using the RF for focus you're ok. Just focus on the GG. If you really use the RF I believe the entire tube may be available from Steve Shuart (sp??).

All is not lost. But it sure feels funny watching all of the balls falling out. Hopefully someone on this board can give you more detailed info. Also, try http://www.greenspun.com - LUSENT - Large format BB for more assistance.

Good Light.

-Steve

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alecj



Joined: 09 May 2001
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred Lustig in Nevada can fix it for you if you don't want to do it or can't find the parts.
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Airwreck



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2002 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks All for the suggestions... After Hours of searching the yard I found 99% of all the parts..but now I am missing one Spacer out of the 44 aprox... I have reassembled the system and will hopefully have a jewler friend make teh last spacer.. But if you guys can come up with E-mails for the suggested folks for help.. it would be great I don't live in the US... I sure would like a back up of this part since I have two of the Top crowns
Thanks to all
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the Home page of this site, Related Web Sites, Used Photo Sites, Commerical Sites Selling Graflex equipement. At the bottom of that page Parts and Service links should have all the info you need.

http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/where-to-get.html#CommercialSites

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