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Akai 1710 R2R

I am restoring this one I got for free.. only thing is the play actuator cam is... or I should say was ... pot metal..it has the proverbial pot metal cancer.. is disintegrating into dust ... would anyone happen to have a good one out of a junk machine? I am afraid that all of them will be in the same condition as mine after 40 years... a shame that this one piece turns a nice machine into a boat anchor....



Re: Akai 1710 R2R

Not cheap, but it may be the only option. I have no affiliation with the seller.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Akai-Cams-Set-Reel-To-Reel-NEW-Lifetime-Replace...

-bob

Re: Akai 1710 R2R

It's almost impossible to find a spare part for a 40 year old R2R. Find out the size of that metal cam, go to the locksmith a make a new one.