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 HMV Nippergram turntable spindle removal
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 7:53:22 PM on 22 July 2021.
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 Location: Bacchus Marsh, VIC
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Has anyone got a service manual for an HMV Nippergram,or the record player specifically ?
I need info on how to remove the spindle from the record player as it is loose and the turntable wobbles and I want to get it working better.
I took the screw off the underside ,but the shaft won't budge and I don't want to break it if I am trying to remove it the wrong way.
Thanks.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:39:28 PM on 22 July 2021.
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 Location: Belrose, NSW
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You'll find that the grease in the bearing has set like cement. A long soak in some sort of organic solvent (eg kero) usually frees it up.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:57:17 PM on 22 July 2021.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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Now if this is BSR? One species of these had a grease soap that actually welded the spindle to the platter and hell and damnation would not shift it.

Did you remove the "E" clip or "C" clip on the top of the platter? Almost need a photo to show which nasty it is.

Collaro RC54 is in AORSM's 1954. That I think is in one here, and its a mechanical abomination.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 9:44:30 PM on 22 July 2021.
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 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 6:29:46 PM on 23 July 2021.
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 Location: Bacchus Marsh, VIC
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All good everyone,I found a youtube link with an almost identical turntable.

It's an HMV Nippergram U63B (with a 3 speed BSR record player)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIWBvL1dOtU

Thanks to all your replies,much appreciated.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 1:00:51 AM on 24 July 2021.
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I found a youtube link with an almost identical turntable

David is member Tippy on here. He makes excellent resto videos.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 8:18:25 AM on 2 August 2021.
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 Location: Bacchus Marsh, VIC
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I have it working well now.I eased the spindle out using a heat gun on the housing underneath and gave everything related a good clean and lube.
Tippy's videos are great.

Thanks.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 7:55:09 PM on 2 August 2021.
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 Location: Wangaratta, VIC
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I do have a thing about some turntables, however the proper instructions, show you what to lubricate, over a time period, and you cannot blame the turntable if dose not happen.


 
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