It turned out all the gum, which was in it, or cracked steel or oak. I had to get and change them all. This Belts and damping "mushrooms" and suspensions and wheel motor transmits rotation to the heavy pancake. But it was all found and replaced. In the meantime, had turned over the engine oil in it turned into an incomprehensible liquid, which scored a bronze bearings, not a very good design engine also brought a lot of trouble with balancing rotor. But all is collected, replaced.
It is worth noting that the suspensions were redesigned engine, as was done in the second implementation of this remarkable player. Through trial and error found rubber to absorb vibration motor I have already mentioned the design was not very successful and repay me so, and failed. But now, even with phonoscope to detect noise and vibration motor is not possible. Simultaneously, the second was selected for the tones listen to mono LPs and 78 rpm records. Was chosen as the arm of the "old" production of GE – now you can see, he is back on the case. Simultaneously, the body is ennobled native wood veneer Moab. More information about the tree and work with him can be found on my site it's finally time to deal with the appearance of the unit.
It has been the case. Assembled by gluing a cake of ordinary plywood. In general, the normal body which makes many owners of these players. Nothing particularly remarkable is not the case and not unique. But here occurred in my misfortune or fortune unexpectedly. In the hands of my arm has got a great Grey-103. For information: this arm before it was installed in the radio stations to play records. Arm was also in a rather unfavorable condition, but by applying a hand to it restored in the best possible way. By design, it does not kill you looks – see for yourself what happened. A body is ready, put this arm is just nowhere to go, and there was born a decision on the "annexe" to this body emitted site. The design and put into practice. Further came the painting phase of the case. Selected for the cover so-called "piano lacquer". In search of the varnish is related another story, because it is usually the producers of modern goods issue for this varnish – has to do with him. How was processed to prepare the body cover piano lacquer coating and the technology will let the fields for this article, but if you want someone to repeat that I have no doubt explain the technology. In general, little by little I have done everything and now you can enjoy not only the sound but the appearance of 'Thorens 124'. And how came you to judge. For a more detailed photo report can be found here.