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Hi Everyone, Our HS-27 has been acting up for a while now. Even before I started 13 years ago, a piece of mylar was used in between the brake and slip ring. Now the assembly isn’t engaging when the foot
I’ve been running a Vandercook 425 for a little under a year and am finding that I would really like to get the ink fountain working. However, I think I’m missing a part. The 425 Manual that I have (thank
After cleaning up my new Universal III I was still having trouble getting the grippers to open at the end of the bed. After hunting around this blog, I discovered a post that indicates that the knurl pin is
The gear side of the rear roller on our SP15 will not lower enough to hit a roller-setting gauge. It does have a range of motion, just will not descend low enough to contact the gauge on the gear side.
Hi All, I just pulled an old Universal I out from the corner to see what issues there may be. When in Trip the carriage rolls all the way down the bed fine. When I put it in Print, the
The top wheel of the motor assembly pulley on my Vandercook 4 (#12545) keeps loosening. The set screw tightens, but loosens after the motor runs for a bit. The wheel and the belt move on the post toward the operator,
Working on some electrical gremlins on a Uni III that is blowing its 5amp fuses (larger ones). When in manual mode, the carriage will go to the end of the bed with no problem but will not return and it
Lately my Vandy 215 oscillator has a shudder as it travels back and forth. It actually seems to be stocking to the inked up rubber rollers below. I was able to stop the chatter by adding a small piece of
Hi all, I’m the new caretaker of an SP 20 (serial 23442). I’ve been investigating a carriage jam issue and have found that the trip assembly on the non-operator side of the carriage (X-21755) is sitting much lower than on
I just acquired a nice Universal III which I’ve been cleaning up. I started up the motor today and after about a minute, it stopped, although it was still humming. I shut everything down and pulled off various covers and
Looks like when new rollers were put on the press, two of the roller height adjustment mechanisms were put on backward, so that the locking nut faces the wrong way. I assume they should face inward, but we have two
Howdy. I trust you and yours are well. I recently did some electrical work (thank you Fritz, Daniel, Paul, Steve, John, and Max) on my Universal and I am replacing the Control Station panel. Would anyone like one while I