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Michael Leake

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About Michael Leake

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  • Birthday 04/10/1947

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    marstons mills, MA
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    Arriflex 16 ST, Bolex H16, Bolex H8, Eumig C16

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  1. So, this B&H filmo 70 DA I acquired for free with a photo enlarger, (a Revere double 8mm clockwork that uses Kodak metal cartridges) is turning into a what-if project. It is a double claw pull down. I purchased 2 Bell&Howell 16mm Filmo 70 Series FEED Sprockets which are 1 perf sprockets, and I will cleverly install them and remove one of the pull down claws, all so this camera can handle single perf film. Why??? just to see if it will work ML
  2. Has anyone used a d mount lens(for 8mm) on a 16mm c mount? With an adapter it could work, but I suspect there would be focus problems, aperture problems and vignetting. Any thoughts.???? thanks ML
  3. The B&H Filmo 70 DA, (at least this one) is it a double claw pull down. I opened the camera and looked at the film gate.
  4. Giorgio Taricco I am interested in the service manual for Beaulieu R16 electric. If you still have it. My email. prepchefmichael@yahoo.com
  5. The B&H Filmo 70 DA, is it a double claw side by side pull down, thus using both perfs of the 2R film. Or, is it a a double claw in line pull down using only one side of the 2R perfs?
  6. My 2 cents worth. That pin is a tapered pin and only comes out one directions ML
  7. FYI. maybe this is already known, https://www.mcmaster.com/bearings this link is where I get bearings. american or metric. Mike Leake
  8. https://www.mcmaster.com/bearings/ball-bearings/ above is a link where you can buy bearing. IF the bearing has numbers and letters stamped on them, finding equivalents will be easy. IF not , then you will have to carefully measure bearing outside diameter, shaft diameter and thickness.. They are most certainly metric.
  9. To all; I have purchase several arri 16 motors from eBay, they all had issues. I finally made a crude device to measure torque of the motor clamped gently in a vise. They all were different. The ones with the most torque resistance I disassembled and replaced the bearings and the brushes. Unsealed bearings (in the motor) were replace with sealed bearings(purchased from the internet). The rebuilt motors worked much better. I also had disassembled the arri 16(very carefully, and with lots of reference photos), lubed and reassembled. On my mirror, I removed the black bowtie paint(very car
  10. FYI: "Isoflex 18/05"---I saw this grease on Amazon. It may or may not be the right grease. It iw made by Kluber Lubrication. $45.00 for 45 gram tube. ML
  11. Starting with the bottom photo, I have 2 turnigy 4 cell 5000 mAh Lithium batteries. I have not charged or used them in one year and they are still holding a 15.4 volt charge. The middle photo shows 2 power outputs. One for my standard vintage Arri power cable to my arri 16s and the other is an output is from an r/c drone supply company. This outlput powers my Beaulieu R16. The center led shows the power of each battery(I can switch from one battery to the other without interruption of power) The center led(which is on a buck converter) also can be switched to display the power going to t
  12. To all about lipo batteries. I am going to check my batteries today and the set up. I will get back with a post today. Michael Leake
  13. Steven; I feel sure this may not answer your question, however; Some time ago I constructed a battery pack with two 15.3 V lithium polymer batteries. I have a buck convertor with which I can regulate voltage and amps from 3.7V to 15.3V. I can get exactly the voltage I need, and I can switch between batteries without interruption of power. I have no idea how long the power will last because I have never run my arri 16 more than 30 minutes. I can also use two different poser cords, one an arri original power cord and one which is custom built.
  14. I would just buy another one from ebay. I think the expense of shipping and repair would not be worth it, unless you do it yourself.
  15. IF you have not thrown it away, I was able to replace the bearings in this motor. They are readily available on a website called Victor Bearings. Mike
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