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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:37 pm

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 pm

You know the vinyl habit is getti g abit bad when you have to buy record cleaning fluid in 2.5 litre bottles.....
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:54 pm

You're not supposed to fill the bath with it, while you're looking at your new records, Ant !
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:16 pm

Got lucky again with a turntable related item. Following on from the 20 quid ultimo, 35 quid Hana and 100 quid nos ortofon sl15 carts, I wanted another lenco to butcher. Got another idea for one.
A quick search and a cheeky offer to the seller later, I got another early 75 for 225 quid. Expensive for a 75, but not considering that someone had bodged an early sme 3009 s2 improved onto it. Perfect for the sl15

Wants a clean and a cable sorting out (a clever if pointless bodge to the wiring to allow it to use the lenco wiring) although I might just make up a phono conversion kit instead of sourcing an original cable.
Wants some new bedplate grommets too. Matching numbers too on the bedplate and arm so it's not a bitsa
So depending on your point of view I've either got a pretty cheap 3009 and a free lenco, or an expensive lenco with a free arm......

The lenco is a nice one, has the strobe disc and a very good platter mat, they are usually all perished around the disc in the centre but this one is like new
The motor is one of the solid frame one's which is nice as they sink heat better than the open frame ones, and it has the 5 hole idler wheel too. And it is not bent like the last few I've bought.

The hole that the previous owner has cut for the arm looks like it was done with a bread knife, but its no issue as there won't be much left of it when I've done anyway.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by IslandPink » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 pm

Not 'arlf !
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:13 pm

225 quid!

I've got one in the shed, untouched for 15 years and ready for fettling - still in a crappy 70s plinth and cover.

I must take a look at it...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:48 pm

I certainly wouldn't have paid that for a standard one, they range from about 120 for a rough one to about 200 for a really clean museum exhibit. Some folks do ask silly money though, I've seen them at 300, 400 quid! Mind you, a 3009 can be silly money these days.
I figure 112 quid each means I got a nice cheap lenco and a nice cheap 3009 :D
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:03 pm

Excellent.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:33 pm

Ant wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:26 pm
You know the vinyl habit is getti g abit bad when you have to buy record cleaning fluid in 2.5 litre bottles.....
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 am

I’ve been asked to exhibit one of my 4 wheel rust buckets at then NEC car show this November...they must be getting desperate :shock:
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by jack » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:35 am

Neal wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:12 am
I’ve been asked to exhibit one of my 4 wheel rust buckets at then NEC car show this November...they must be getting desperate :shock:
Oooh! And what might that be?
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Mike H » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:14 am

Wow. :shock:
 
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ant » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:37 am

The alfa or the fiat? Both are cool
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Neal » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:22 pm

A Fiat but I don’t think I’ve shown you guys it before, ‘78 Fiat x1/9 ‘Lido’

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ali Tait » Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:28 am

Better start polishing then. :D
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