Take Apart Bolex
Posted 25 June 2011 - 10:59 PM
Ps. I dont know if my camera is a Bolex but it looks like one.... Its missing the Nameplate. Please let me know what model it is.
Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:03 PM
Posted 26 June 2011 - 03:15 AM
It might well be an H8 (for double 8 film) - easiest way to check is the lens mounts will be D mount (5/8" diameter) not C mount (1"). Or unscrew and remove the pressure plate and see if the gate aperture is only half the width of the gate.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 05:16 AM
On the front you'll have to take off all the user interface knobs.
The inside has a light blocking paint seal around the film chamber which you'll have to crack, thing is its pretty tight so you never know if you're fighting paint or one last fastener. If you're game enough then you'll prob figure it all out
To replace the paint I used PVA mixed with photocopy toner applied with a syringe
Posted 26 June 2011 - 07:06 AM
You need to flip the lever on the top left of the control side to 'motor'.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:38 AM
It certainly wonʼt mind care, so learn about it by opening, cleaning, and lubricating the mechanism. You first unscrew the lenses from the turret, then screws 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
NOT ONE of the others (6 through 12) !
The four turret screws are seen in its corners when looking at the camera from front. Take care when removing the mechanism from the housing because the shutter protrudes radially into the turret from inside.
NEVER try to remove the spring housing from the mechanism NOR to take the spring out of its housing. That can be very dangerous. IF you need to refresh the spring lubricant, graphite powder, DO pass the whole camera to a specialist or to Bolex International; 15, route de Lausanne; 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains; Switzerland.
Give the governor top bearing some grease. That bearing is a bit hard to reach. Give the governor bottom bearing a drop of oil. Oil all the axle bushings, one drop each. Grease the gears.
If you unscrew that slotted cap under the winding handle you get access to the spring core into which fits a winding key with square tip. I think it is of a quarter inch width but Iʼm not sure. You can wind the spring from the core while the camera is running.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:44 AM
Removing screw 4 will not help. It only hold the governor bell in place.
Instead remove the screw holding the pressure plate assembly and then two screws holding the claw cover plate.
Underneath a screw similar to to 1, 2, 3, 5 will be seen. Remove that one. Then the complete mechanism can be taken out of the body shell.
Edited by Jean-Louis Seguin, 26 June 2011 - 09:45 AM.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:40 PM
I will take more photos as i take it apart.
Edited by Arturo Topete, 26 June 2011 - 10:41 PM.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 01:12 AM
Posted 05 July 2011 - 04:31 AM