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04-5-2017 23:27:01  #1


Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

Hey, first, I'm new here!  I hope I like you guys!  Anyway, here is the problem.  When I first got this a key didn't work because a c-link was disconnected and it took me a few days to figure it out, to the point, that I decided to do a partial overhaul.  When I did this the escapement made this noise like it was saying a tree down. So, I unscrewed this part that, insidently, looks like a saw blade and rose it up.  Then, it wouldn't sit still.  So, I kept messing with it and I got it to sit still but it would skip easily.  But, the sound didn't occur.  Then, the sound started up again so I decided to take apart the typewriter.  Unfortunately, it was the carriage and I simply don't know how to put these parts back in.  Also, how do I tighten up the mainspring?  I'm not sure if I was supposed to do this but I basically used a screwdriver until it got tight....

The main items I'm talking about:  The Square shaped nut and the two white things.   

Also, what is that bar thing that, as said, looks like a saw blade?  I know it has something to do with the escapement and I need to know how to adjust it.

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28-5-2017 20:01:01  #2


Re: Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

Does ANYONE here know how to help me?  Is there another clue I can give?  Thanks.....

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29-5-2017 15:31:10  #3


Re: Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

The 'saw thing' is the escapement rack, which meshes with the toothed escapement wheel.  When you raised it up, it came out of mesh with the wheel and that is why the carriage would not 'catch' and stay in one position.  When you took the carriage off, you disturbed the ball bearings and their carriers.  The little square headed bolt is the final stop that prevents the carriage coming off its rails. Unfortunately, you will need to go to a professional, or at least a talented amateur repairer, who knows what they are doing.  It would be nearly impossible to describe exactly how to put the carriage back on properly in a few words.  I think that is why everyone is sitting on their hands and not replying to you.  They are thinking, 'How can I even begin to reply to this ?' 

 

29-5-2017 16:25:32  #4


Re: Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

Thank you, thetypewriterman. You nailed it!

 

30-5-2017 00:38:36  #5


Re: Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

Hi Allmc

​typewriterman pretty well said it, you need serious help on this one. What I can tell you is the long plastic things are the ball retainers and the little stars in the middle of each retainer is called the anti-creep wheel and keeps the balls correctly timed with the carriage in its rails. The ball carriers have to be correctly aligned and timed as the carriage is being reinstalled, they're tricky little devils to put it mildly. It took me several attempts to get the carriage back on and correctly timed on an Olympia Splendid 33.

The only machine I found more tricky was the Olivetti Lettera 32 with its 4 separate balls and anti-creep wheels, I simply didn't have enough fingers to hold everything in place at the same time. Hope this points you in the right direction. All the best,

Sky

 

03-6-2017 17:46:19  #6


Re: Olympia SM8 Cursive--Need help in reassembly

skywatcher wrote:

Hi Allmc

​typewriterman pretty well said it, you need serious help on this one. What I can tell you is the long plastic things are the ball retainers and the little stars in the middle of each retainer is called the anti-creep wheel and keeps the balls correctly timed with the carriage in its rails. The ball carriers have to be correctly aligned and timed as the carriage is being reinstalled, they're tricky little devils to put it mildly. It took me several attempts to get the carriage back on and correctly timed on an Olympia Splendid 33.

The only machine I found more tricky was the Olivetti Lettera 32 with its 4 separate balls and anti-creep wheels, I simply didn't have enough fingers to hold everything in place at the same time. Hope this points you in the right direction. All the best,

Sky

Thank you guys!

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