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So, I was helping my uncle with a plumbing project in his garage. He was going through some cupboards looking for a tool when I spotted a turntable on a top shelf. Turns out it is a 70's Sansui FR-4060 automatic table. He said he bought it new when he was stationed in Japan in the mid 70's. He said it cost almost a months salary! I guess he couldn't part with it and had kept it for sentimental reasons.
I, of course, couldn't wait to bring it back to life. Which brings me to my question. Is this thing worth putting a little money into to get running? I just got it home and started to look for some info on it. It appears to have a working motor. The belt has turned into a sticky gel substance so I can't do any speed tests. From what little info I have found it takes a standard 23.6" X 3/16" belt which I can pick up locally for 15$. Anyone know if this is the correct size?
I would love to get it running again, if only to have my uncle over and see the look on his face. It would be fun to have a second table at home.
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Topic - Sansui FR-4060 - jared0216 15:14:53 03/06/13 (12)
- RE: Sansui FR-4060 - spindoctor 12:55:49 03/09/13 (1)
- RE: Sansui FR-4060 - email@example.com 11:34:54 06/12/14 (0)
- Nothing beats a well cared for piece of vintage equipment - Ripple 14:18:11 03/07/13 (2)
- RE: Nothing beats a well cared for piece of vintage equipment - jared0216 16:43:56 03/07/13 (1)
- Could be either mechanical or electrical.... - Ripple 17:43:55 03/08/13 (0)
- Here's a thought... - fishy 18:26:43 03/06/13 (0)
- Vinyl Engine is your friend - Phil_S 18:21:44 03/06/13 (0)
- Nice turntable! - Cuernavaca 16:27:11 03/06/13 (0)
- RE: Sansui FR-4060 - ppopp 15:29:51 03/06/13 (3)