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Scary Syrinx arm, about as reliable as a 3.8 E-type too.

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That may be where you and I differ as someday, in the no doubt distant future, I would love to own any e-type. Unreliable.....pmmmmft! ;-)

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Oh well, at least E-Types didn't catch fire like those pesky Italian cars with their crappy Weber carbs.

 

:)

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The Renault Gordini used to have twin choke Weber's on them... and two fuel tanks. If money was no object and I could find a mint one....

 

Sorry childhood memories taking over, my Dad used to race one. He also entered a Renault 4 (commonly known as a Roho) with a a 3 speed gearbox and 845cc motor into the East African Safari Rally and came second in his class, but then he also used to race two stroke SAAB's and Karmann Ghia's...

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Good times.

 

I had a friend who used to race Fiats and other Italian stuff.

 

One evening we were out testing his non-road legal Fiat 125T race car when we got stopped by a cop.

 

Fears of tickets and big fines vanished when all the cop wanted was a ride in a rorty yellow Fiat.

 

:)

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Michael Wong;164090 wrote:
Scary Syrinx arm, about as reliable as a 3.8 E-type too.

 

So they are damn reliable arms then! :)

 

What do you reckon went wrong with them?

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They had weird or poor quality bearings which required the arm to be perfectly perpendicular to the arm board.

 

Unfortunately sloppy manufacture often meant the main support post was not straight.

 

Overhang was set by rotating the arm tube, do it too often and you ended up with broken internal wires.

 

:(

 

A shame as when in 110% perfect nick they can sound rather nice.

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Ta.

 

Any questions I should ask apart from "buy now $1 please"?

 

Can you tell I really like this TT! :-) Apart from its price of course.

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On the plus side, if you factor in the extra dosh to send the arm to Jonny at Audio Origami in Scotland, I imagine he'd have a solution as he builds the PU7.

DD

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Michael Wong;164090 wrote:
Scary Syrinx arm, about as
reliable as a 3.8 E-type
too.

 

Bollocks..never a problem and better than a 4.2 for sure.. Granny Smith's survival hints No2.. never stroke a cat backwards... and that includes Jaguars...

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Nice turntable. Mine started out exactly like that, would love to have a listen to it compared to the latest iteration that mine has become....

 

Would be worth asking the question about the power supply: original was a wallwart IIRC, then there were a couple of power supply upgrades, now it's a DC motor.

 

Bear in mind that this would probably only be a worthwhile purchase if yuou left it in it's current cond:Upgrades can run expensive....

 

Cheers

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