Full Monty overhaul kit for Revox C270
C270 FULL MONTY complete electronic and mechanical service overhaul kit
What's the meaning of the phrase 'The Full Monty'? Complete, the whole thing. The phrase made popular from the 1997 smash hit comedy drama film of the same name. However it probably originated in about 1907 from the bespoke tailoring business in Sheffield of Sir Montague Burton, where the term was used to describe a complete three-piece suit.
Over the years customers have asked for a full kit instead of ordering individual sub kits. They also have tended to ask advice on what they should do to fully overhaul and restore their tape machines. So this is what I recommend and if a machine comes into our workshop THIS FULL SET OF KITS is what we fit. It takes into account the most likely components mechanically and electrically that may have degraded over the many years due to sitting idle or being over-worked. So, if you want to service, restore or overhaul your machine as completely as you can, this is what I recommend. Without wishing to seem that its just a 'sales spiel', of course individual sub kits are always available on their own. Please refer to the listings under the specific model section of my store. Please also see the precise details of each sub kit under its listing if you require more information on any particular sub kit.
THE FULL MONTY. A set of applicable sub kits typically containing:
Capacitor and Trimmer replacement kit. All polar electrolytic, tantalum, non polar motor and suppression capacitors and all open type trimmer potentiometers
Motor overhaul kit for 3 motors including appropriate lubricant. New SKF bearings, circlips and lubricant/s for all three motors. The capstan motor is supplied with appropriate lubricant - you must specify - see pics
Pinch Roller kit. - pinch roller with appropriate low friction PTFE washers and metal shims
Right tape guide bearing kit and left tensioner damper repack kit
Globes kit - 2x VU
Tape tension damper and guide rollers overhaul kit includes new fresh soft guide bands + special drag agent and seals to repack your probably non functioning dampers.
Separate Nagravox service sheet manuals detailing how to do it all. Lots of pictures before / after, suggestions, updates, troubleshooting.
Support service to help you in case you have questions, problems, comments. Problems are temporal events in the cosmos of life, "there are no problems only solutions".
* WHICH LUBRICANT FOR CAPSTAN MOTOR? Three different motors are fitted to the C270 requiring different lubricants.
1. Earlier motors were lubricated with PDP 65. There is no label although the small white sticker may stipulate PDP65 on some motors (if it hasn’t fallen off).
2. Later motors were lubricated with GLY2100 (a much thicker oil / semi grease). Motors had a clear red sticker.
3. Much Later motors with roller bearing. There is a large red sticker which clearly states the motor type. There is no lubrication required. If the motor is noisy please contact us for advice. DO NOT disassemble nor squirt oil in these motors in the mistaken belief you are doing good – you are not!
Please see picture in the photo gallery for examples of different motor stickers.