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Offline debeaune

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AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« on: February 22, 2015, 08:18:29 AM »
Team, not sure why I struggle with these, maybe I never clearly understood the method but how do I remove this finger wheel from the dial?  What is the process, is it the same as the 500s because it doesn't seem to be.  Please let me know, thanks. Tim

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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 08:54:38 AM »
Try this link:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8943.msg95809#msg95809

and the post from AE_Collector right below it.


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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 08:56:39 AM »
That's why I am a WE guy. I  have never got the retainer to release. This design is soooo frustrating....Doug
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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 09:16:08 AM »
I have seen this post, which is where I originally learned it "Put your finger in the zero hole and rotate the finger wheel all the way until it won't turn any further. Keeping a slight pressure on the finger wheel (trying to turn it even further past the stop) put a paper clip in the hole trying to push a little tab towards the centre of the dial. When you catch it and move it slightly inwards the finger wheel will rotate a little further releasing it from the dial" but finding that little tab is not easy, will try again.

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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 09:31:25 AM »
The attached PDF is from one of paul-f's links and is quite inclusive as a "how to" at removing all types of finger wheels.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 09:38:23 AM by TelePlay »

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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 09:50:24 AM »
Tim,
         Go to pg. 5 of the download Teleplay posted and just push down at a slight angle in the hole. I use a taxidermy pin with the point cut off so it's flat , then turn dial to zero and when you hit the finger stop put another finger in the 3 hole and continue to rotate clockwise it should come right off. To put it back on locate fingerwheel as in last pic and rotate counterclockwise .
          I'll get SC dial to you as soon as I can get to town.  Hope this helps.  stub
« Last Edit: February 22, 2015, 10:23:05 PM by stub »
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Re: AE 80 Finger wheel removal
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2015, 07:18:49 AM »
Just curious, did you ever get the finger wheel off?