George Vollema is still reachable through, Robert.  You may 
not even have to remove the back to unplug the motor.  It’s been a while.  I 
don’t remember for sure.   This list and maybe some of the folks on the various 
Face Book pages are still your best resource 8-)


I like that popsicle stick idea.  I may try it on my Credenza motor.




From: Phono-L [] On Behalf Of Robert Wright 
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Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 2:37 PM
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Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket


Thank you, Ron! I'll check with George right now if I can find his current 
contact info. 😊


Is there anything more to accessing the motor than simply removing the back, 
unpugging the first AC junction, removing the platter, unscrewing the 
plinth/base board screws and lifting the thing straight up out of the cabinet?


Are there any resources regarding this operation online that I could peruse?


Best as always,




From: Phono-L <> on behalf of Ron L'Herault via 
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Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 1:24 PM
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Subject: Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket 


The Victor book gives some tips on reducing hum, such as checking the plate 
tightness, and adding felt between cabinet and motorboard.  There are no 
circuit components other than switches.    Have you checked with George Vollema 
for the tone arm bracket?  I understand that Wyatt Marcus is doing really good 
Orth reproducer rebuilds.


Ron L


From: Phono-L [] On Behalf Of Robert Wright 
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Sent: Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:03 PM
To: Phono L
Cc: Robert Wright
Subject: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket


Hey everyone, hope all is well with you folks! I need a whole new tonearm 
mounting bracket assembly for a Victor VE8-12X that I just got. This one is 
totally and utterly wrecked. Anyone know who's selling repros? Ron Sitko? JAS? 
Anyone have current contact info for a dealer who would have some?


Also, has anyone rebuilt one of these electric platter motors? This one works 
great, but it has a really loud mechanical 60Hz hum. I want to replace any 
components in the circuit that I can, and also do a full cleaning and lube job, 
but I would really like to know what I'm getting into first.


And lastly, anyone have Walt's current info in case I want to have him rebuild 
this reproducer?


Thanks a million!


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