Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Robert Wright via Phono-L
Thanks for the definitive info, Jim! Of course wood is transparent to magnetic fields -- I hope I would've realized that without prompting once I've gotten past being intimidated by this whole process, haha. (Maybe not!) It's very helpful to know that they came with wooden shims originally,

Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Mike Stitt via Phono-L
Robert, Thanks for your kind words. The coils should be tight on the iron coil. If the shims help or reduce it to tolerable levels you know what to do, M On Tue, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:52 AM Robert Wright via Phono-L < phono-l@oldcrank.org> wrote: > Thank you, Mike! Hahaha, my phone's speech-to-text

Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Jim Nichol via Phono-L
No, Robert. Wooden wedges between the coils and the steel magnetic core do not cause any losses. They are transparent to magnetism. Also, the motor will be more efficient if the coil is NOT moving or vibrating. Movement wastes mechanical energy. When I worked in the industrial world, a

Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Robert Wright via Phono-L
Thanks, LeRoy! This was something I wouldn't have ever thought of -- that I might find a small motor guy locally. I tend to think of phono stuff as so specialized that no one much knows anything about it but our community, but the truth is that it's just made of parts, some of which could be

Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Robert Wright via Phono-L
Thank you, Mike! Hahaha, my phone's speech-to-text function butchers what I tell it so frequently that I read right through your 'mess' no problem.  So if I stick popsicle sticks between the outer coil windings and the core, will any voltage be lost/wasted from anything being aligned

Re: [Phono-L] Victor VE8-12X tonearm mounting bracket

2018-11-20 Thread Ron L'Herault via Phono-L
George Vollema is still reachable through victr...@triton.net, 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