PDP-8/e rack questions

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jan 5 18:32:49 CST 2009

On Jan 5, 2009, at 5:37 PM, Henk Gooijen wrote:
>>>> What does the rails for a TU56 look like? I could not find any
>>>> holes on the sides, are they simply screwed in place with the
>>>> holes behind the flip-front?
>>>> My TU56: http://www.update.uu.se/~pontus/slask/pdp8/tu56.jpg
>>> My recollection is that you do just bolt the drive to the rack,
>>> no rails.
>> Yes...Release the two top latches on the front panel, swing it
>> down, and bolt the front chassis ears to the rack.
> That is how my TU56 is hung in the H960 rack. You need help to
> mount the TU56. I did it alone, and remember that is was heavy
> to do on my own, hanging the TU56 in the 5th 10.5" position,
> counting from the bottom :-)

   I did mine alone as well.  It is definitely a very heavy machine.   
I had back pains for days after doing that.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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