Where to buy a Selectric?
cclist at sydex.com
Thu Dec 29 21:11:55 CST 2005
On 12/29/2005 at 8:17 PM John Allain wrote:
>You know the entire outer shell drops away with two lever pulls, right?
Yup, I've been that far.
>I've removed the main drive engine from a Selectric (where the
>belt passes) and would say it's worth the effort (not much effort)
>compared to the incomprehensible geometry of it's lever upon
>lever system for translating key to typehead. Aside: someday
>I would like to hear said system described by someone. I've
>found it fascinating.
It's that part about pulling the driveshaft that scares me. I think of all
of those little springs that are just waiting to go off if I make one false
move and I break out in a cold sweat. Maybe if I had a step-by-step list
of instructions, I wouldn't be so shy. Belts aren't expensive at all.
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