Re: [PPLetterpress] SP-15 frozen grippers & bearings. Also looking for parts.
- Jessica has already discovered the Vanderblog that is part of Paul Moxon's Vandercookpress.com site. We stock the replacement parts. Some of these parts may need replacing and we can furnish those or look up things on the master blueprints that are not included in the manual.Fritz/NA Graphics----- Original Message -----From: jedupetersonSent: Saturday, March 13, 2010 10:10 AMSubject: [PPLetterpress] SP-15 frozen grippers & bearings. Also looking for parts.
This is an SP-15 repair question, sorry to post it on the polymer list serve, but I am desperate for advice.
I am refurbishing a SP-15, which had been sitting in parts in a basement for 20 years (and when I say parts, I mean that the bed was removed from the legs). I am having troubling loosing up a few parts. None of these parts have much apparent rust they are just not moving.
Problem 1: The grippers will not move from the gripper bar. I have removed all the knobs, rings and spring. The bar with grippers has been soaking first in mineral spirits and then in Evapo-rust over the last three days. I have also tried liquid wrench. I have tried lightly tapping the bottom of the grippers with a rubber mallet. Any suggestions?
Problem 2: All the bearings, except one, are frozen. I have tried similar soaking procedures with these, and after 3 days they are bubbling when immersed in Evapo-rust, but are still not moving. A car mechanic suggesting I try boiling them any other suggestions?
As a postscript, I am also looking for any spare SP-15 hardware or parts.