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Ampex AVR-3 Tape Threading Mechanism

  This is a repair project to restore the AVR-3 threading rotary mechanism to smooth operation. Over the decades, the original grease on the center shaft had dried out and become a sticky glue-like substance requiring a complete disassembly, cleaning, and relube with new grease.
  As can be seen in the photos, getting things apart can be somewhat difficult without bending or damaging the stamped parts.

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