Bolex P1 start button to motor linkage
Posted 12 September 2015 - 04:49 PM
I disassembled the body and put a small drop of oil on the main gears. No joy. Then I noticed the start button seemed very loose when pressed, taking the lens assembly off found the exposure mirror had fallen off and jammed the mechanism, horrah! that must be it I thought.... but still no joy.
The one thing that is driving me mad is that I can't see any lever or slider activating in the gearing compartment when I push the start button.
Can anyone help by explaining how the action of pressing start is translated into releasing the spring motor?
Many thanks, Ant.
Posted 13 October 2015 - 11:54 AM
Can you post a picture of the internal mechanism?
Edited by Peter Labermeier, 13 October 2015 - 11:54 AM.
Posted 14 October 2015 - 07:10 AM
I wrote a disassembly guide for the Bolex D8L which has the same basic mechanism as the P series cameras, and contains photos of the area you're interested in:
Posted 21 October 2015 - 02:14 PM
Thank Dom that's great, I'll do another strip down on the weekend and see if I can fix the issue.
Peter, I'll take some pictures and put them up here once I am into the cover plate whether I fix or not.
Thanks for your attention both, do either of you know the symptoms of a dead motor? Would it keep going around or just be stiff at the end of the travel?
Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:11 PM