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Century Graphic rear bellows attachment
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Mysterious Mose



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I see -- looking at the "Service Instructions and Parts Catalog" - the yoke is what I've been calling the rear rails. That's the part that's out of kilter. I need to straighten that out before worrying about the rangefinder connection. I have to disconnect the rear part of the bellows from the frame in order to access the yoke.

Referring to Figure 1, I still don't see how the rangefinder arm assembly 6c is connected to the attaching part 6a and 6b but that might be clear after I've removed the bellows.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edit: make sure the focus lock is NOT set if the camera is so equipped.

1. I do not have a copy of the service manual for the Century.
2. The RF arm hangs there in space attached to the RF shaft only. It makes contact with an actuator on the yoke as the rails are moved out or in from fully retracted to 1 inch out (approximately).
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That's the part that's out of kilter.

A. If they're jammed and will not move then remove the left bed guide and slide them out sideways.
B. If the rear has come out of the body guides then moving them fully forward with the bed at the drop position until the rear section is in the track on the bed then returning the bed to the normal 90 position then running them inward will correct the problem.
C. If in reinstalling the lower bellows clamp you have caught the pin in the rear of the yoke that prevents the front standard from being pushed off the rear of the yoke or you have clamped the rails as well as the bellows then you will have to loosen or reinstall the lower bellows clamp. Run the yoke out an inch or so before tightening the clamp screws.

Rails is colloquial for yoke or yoke is Graflex speak for rails, six of one or a half dozen of the other.
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Mysterious Mose



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:15 am    Post subject: pictures posted Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, especially 45PSS.

"If the rear has come out of the body guides then moving them fully forward with the bed at the drop position until the rear section is in the track on the bed then returning the bed to the normal 90 position then running them inward will correct the problem."

That was the problem. I had to reinstall the rear part under the body guides.

Here are picture of what the Century Graphic looks like disassembled. There are really only three parts: the body, the bellows and the focus screen.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dan_kalish/sets/72157630216226556/with/7411721502/
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