Someone may find this of use
I’m sure I’ve got a copy of this on VHS somewhere!
This may well be useful for me as I have a couple of machines that use this deck: I think the security time-lapse VCR I have (now more a curio than practical use) uses the same mechanism too.
Not too bad to time up once you get used to them.
Back in the day I could time most of them up from scratch in about 20 mins.
I say most, because the 'odd recalcitrant' machine could take all day if things went awry and kept slipping its timing/jamming up for some obscure reason.
I have a JVC S-VHS machine belonging to a colleague that's got itself in a twist...
Takes me back a bit, must be nearly 30 years since I tackled a G deck but it all came flooding back. Pack of cocktail sticks or cotton buds with the heads cut off useful for keeping some gears in place. Where did the time go?
Hi John, it must be roughly in the mid 2000s that I was still doing G decks, so about 15ish years ago, I used packs of cheap jewellers screwdrivers on this and other decks to keep gear and mechanical alignment.
I used to refer to these colloquially as "the devils daggers" in a nod to Damien of Omen fame, as you had as you know, how to stab them in the alignment holes in a particular sequence lol 🤣
Ps. Just my gallows humour at the thick end on the bench 😀