Bolex maintenance

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alexmuir
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Bolex maintenance

Post by alexmuir » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:29 pm

I have several of the pocket cameras including B8, C8, D8, P3 etc, and some feel like the winding mechanism could do with lubrication. Is there a simple way to access the spring motor for that purpose, and what type of grease or oil would be required? Thanks for any advice/suggestions.
Alex.

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Re: Bolex maintenance

Post by Charlie Blackfield » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 pm

You can find instructions here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16261

Haven't tried these out myself, as I only have one Bolex B8 which still runs for about 20-30 seconds with a full wind-up, but it looks like it's worked for others.

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Charlie

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Re: Bolex maintenance

Post by alexmuir » Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:50 pm

Thanks! That is very helpful.
Alex


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Re: Bolex maintenance

Post by DrBolex » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:06 am

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