PIONEER CT-F650 GW Score...

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came by this, a 1979 "Floroscan" model, at my local GW yesterday.
don't really need it, what with the limited storage space left to me, but i just could not leave a reasonably decent vintage Pio deck on the shelf,
not for an early/mid-oughts Yard Sale price like $2.99. she cleaned up real well, so there is that too.

she's gonna need a new main drive belt; i'll have to see what i can dig out of my parts stash...







 

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Nice scroe! Brings back fond memories.

I once owned the amp and tuner from that product line - as the first stereo components I purchased for myself after my 1st Fisher tape deck.
The Fluoroscan meters on both pieces were bright-light-fright in a room I wanted to be dark during nick-nick time. Oh well...

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If you remember, post what you use for the idler tire.

I did the belts on one of those decks a while ago but the kit did not include the rubber idler. I soaked the old one in Rubber Re-Nue which did work but not permanently.

FWIW, McMaster Carr has a particular square profile O ring but I've yet to try one.

EDIT: Omitted the word NOT in above.
 
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Mine slips when you start play as well, I had to press pause first and then play, let it build tension and then let it go.

This is okay when used with a timer...

I had mine in what I called the 'insane alarm clock' system with my little SX-400 and Numark equalizer.

I'm not totally sure if it's really a belt or a TIRE.

Still this is no slouch AT ALL. They were a great value then and still a kick in the heinie now.
 

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Nice acquisition on the CT-F650. I've had mine going on 13 years. Bought it from the original owner. When I responded to the seller's ad, I was going to pick up an Akai GX-F31 deck and when he saw I was interested in Pioneer gear, he offered the CT-F650. I ended up getting both for $80. My CT-F650 has a custom wood case the seller made as he was a hobbyist wood worker.





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the deck's main drive belt was gone, but the motor went through all the proper motions when FF/REW/PLAY was depressed, so that was encouraging.

i found a way to remove a couple screws in the right-hand side of the flywheel support frame below the main motor,
allowing me to pull it away enough to slip a replacement belt in there.

it wasn't easy, getting the belt around both the flywheel and motor pulley in that confined space,
but i eventually did, and... NO FUNCTION. no FF/REW/PLAY no nothing, the entire mechanism, suddenly DEAD.

not sure what i could have messed up, in this most minimally invasive of operations. i'm stumped...
 

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I won't be able to do it until the weekend, but I can e-mail you scans of the 6 pages of instructions i received with the CT-F650 belt kit I got from WJOE Radio.

It was pretty concise about the dismantling procedure and re-assembly was was "reversing the steps". There might be something described that could clue you in on what's wrong.

PM me your e-mail address if you're interested and I'll try getting it to you on Saturday morning.
 

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That would help here as well.
 

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Here are the scans of those six pages of belt install instructions.

Damned if I know how to enlarge them.

EDIT: Open in a new window and zoom?

CTF650 belt install 1.jpg CTF650 belt install 2.jpg CTF650 belt install 3.jpg CTF650 belt install 4.jpg CTF650 belt install 5.jpg CTF650 belt install 6.jpg
 
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I'll work on that later, thanks, should work.
 
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