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Thread: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

    I put my Norma on the shelf when the front standard focusing became sloppy. I have the instructions for repairing it, but so far have lacked the gumption to tackle the problem. This post helps a lot, Bernice, please keep us posted on your progress!

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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

    I miss my Norma!

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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

    I have four Normas in my studio. An 8x10, a 5x7, and two 4x5s. Plus about 75% of the original accessories.
    No other system is even close.
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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernice Loui View Post
    It's been raining here, so the Norma became a rainy day project. There is another rear standard not taken apart yet. I'll document taking it apart, then putting it back together, then how to do the adjustments here at some point.
    Bernice,
    Do you plan to provide this info for the 5x7 and 8x10?

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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernice Loui View Post
    This is what the Sinar Norma parts look like once cleaned;
    Attachment 191417

    Residual "stuff" that once lived in this Sinar Norma at the bottom of the Ultrasonic cleaner in alcohol solvent:
    Attachment 191420

    Norma focus pinion mechanism, a remarkable item of precision Swiss design and production.
    Attachment 191418

    There are very specific steps to putting a Norma back together, the must be carried out in order (some variation is OK) if this is not done, there will be minor problems to serious damage. Using the proper lubricants is a must.

    Once the Sinar Norma mechanisms are properly back together and adjusted properly, the smoothness and precision of the Norma is remarkable in so many ways.

    If there is enough interest, I'll post the specific steps and what lubricants are to be used.



    Bernice
    Hello Bernice
    I am also very interested!
    Regards
    NormaN

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    Re: Sinar Norma, "It's stuck.. I'll just add Hi Tech lube." Part II

    I am still hoping there will be a continuation on this topic, too. I started out on the hi-tech lube route, but ended up actually taking apart and cleaning mine out. Started with the second "project" Norma yesterday. I have a bunch of questions, but I am slowly figuring things out in the meantime.
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