TEAC X-2000R Capstan Belt.....
We recently purchased a TEAC X-2000R reel to reel player off of Craigslist that had been sitting in storage for years. We discovered the capstan belt had come apart and needed to be replaced. We did have a repair person in our area (Portland, OR) that would work on these reel to reel players and was quite good. Unfortunately he no longer works on them. After looking at instructions on replacement of the belt, it looks like something me or more likely my husband could handle. Now I am in search of a capstan belt for this machine. I saw a post from several years ago that TEAC still sold the belts for these and tried contacting them twice with no luck. Does anyone know of a reputable source for these belts? From what I've read if you get one that is the right length but not necessarily the right thickness it could cause problems with the machine (although not all posters agreed on that).
Also - any other "simple" maintenance we should do at the same time?