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    You get customers that know what they want? your quids in then Chops!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Si74 View Post
    You get customers that know what they want? your quids in then Chops!
    Well yes. Peeps into classic hifi seem to have fair idea of what they want. That seems to be the area where I pick up most of my work.
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    I slipped Gary's Lenco into my main system last night. I'd be happy for it to stay there

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    Looks Really nice Chops, liking the contrast of the top plate with the ply, bet it sounds tops.

    Well done.

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    Looking even better Si and no you can't keep it.

    Is it possible to blank/disguise the remaining visible hole? It's not an issue at all as I was prepared to get it back with the bread bin plinth, just asking Si.
    Last edited by TIU; 25th June 2010 at 14:46.

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    I have a blank grommet for the hole Gary.

    Here's another pic to show it's matching feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops54 View Post
    I slipped Gary's Lenco into my main system last night. I'd be happy for it to stay there

    Doesn't seem right chops, not when you consider it's a sub 20 quid MM cart on that arm. I'm hoping it sings as sweetly with my new (old) 70s speakers. I'm leaving early in the morning to collect them. can't wait, tis like Christmas.

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    How are you getting on with the Lenco Gary?

    Sorry I haven't had much time just lately but this machine moving contract is keeping me busy. It wasn't exactly what I had in mind.
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    Hi Si, spookily enough, I've just posted pics here and on wigwam and have PM'd you too.

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    ESP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roksoff View Post
    That looks nice Gary. Great job you done there Chops.
    Gary, not sure if you are aware but I made some rubber dampner belts/rings to fit around the bottom of Si74's Lenco platter which he was very pleased with. Since then and after seeing Si's another member has requested some which I havent made yet. While I'm at it and if Chops doesnt mind do you want me to make up one or two for your Lenco to try out?
    Don't know about Si, but I'd like one for my LP12, if you could manage. Cheers.
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    Phew, that is some base is it all plywood? Looks pretty solid
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    Yes it's all plywood and bloody heavy too! I'm in the process of making plinth number two. The deck itself is now stripped and I've welded up the holes vacated by the tone arm etc and it's now primed and sprayed. Pics soon.
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    Here's a couple of pics of the 69 chassis before and after surgery,

    This is from the underside showing the holes that need welding up. The edges have been ground clean prior to welding.



    After welding,



    This is the underside after the welds have been ground flat and the underside has been primed. It'll stay in primer as I don't see the need to refinish any further.



    Here's the top side after priming and painting. I'll polish it up in a day or two when the paint has hardened up. The eagle eyed will noticed the large hole I've made in the centre where the bearing goes. The bearing will sit on a piece of aluminium direct into the plinth. The top plate only supports the motor and idler.



    More later
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    Pimp my Lenco!! Looking good Si, did you notice the missing screw on the left of the top plate when you took it apart? I had to remove it in the end because it was catching the platter. I'm glad you've kept the grey colour as some may be tempted by other (garish) colours. That J7 bloke does a few.
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    That isn't your top plate Gary. The mods are fairly radical so I've attacked a spare 69 I had. Your deck is still untouched as I didn't want to do anything that you might not be happy with. When I've finished this deck you can give me your opinion and we'll go from there. I think I'm more concerned about how it will sit on your rack as the deck will be turned in the plinth through 90 degrees. It will fit on the rack though. One thing I do know, this will be one serious turntable
    Si.

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    Ok Si, I forgot you'd picked up a 69 a while ago.

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    Don't worry, this will be your deck, I'm just playing safe. I'll take my camera with me this morning and get some high res pics of the top plate so you can appreciate its true colour.
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    I did a bit of a mock up this morning. The finished plinth won't be as wide as this but this is the general idea. It will be birch ply and not MDF. Nice polished stainless tube for the 12 inch arm





    The grey is much darker than the pics show it.
    Si.

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