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replacing the mirror on a Super D

 
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Erik Gould



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: replacing the mirror on a Super D Reply with quote

I'd like to swap out the mirror in a 3x4 Super D with a better one that I have from another Super D body (that body has a damaged shutter and other issues.) The mirror I'd like to replace is cloudy and spotted from what looks like moisture or mold damage. I'm not sure how to proceed with the switch or know for sure if it is practical to do so. Along those lines I'm wondering about swapping the front standard as the one on the damaged body is in better shape, but that is a secondary concern. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

Erik
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basic Graflex SLR servicing information sent via email.

Set the curtain to O with the mirror down. Look in from the camera back, you will see 4 wide head slot screws. Remove those 4 screws then from the mirror side lift up the metal retainers and felt and lift the mirror out of the frame. Installation is the reverse of removal.

To access the mirror side you must remove the view hood and ground glass and then there is no guarantee there is enough room to remove the mirror from the mirror frame.

To remove the mirror frame remove the 3 flat head screws that attach the frame to the mirror setting shaft then disengage the material from the top curtain roller housing. On some bodies the mirror frame is part of the top curtain roller housing.

The shutter curtain and guide rollers at the top and bottom of the film opening may have to be removed to gain enough clearance to remove the mirror frame from the body.

On most bodies to remove the front standard remove the bellows to body attach screws and detach the bellows.
Remove the front standard to focus rail screws then disengage the front standard from the focus rails.

Reassembly is reverse of removal.
When installing the front standard to the focus rails, start all screws and lightly snug. Square the standard to the rails and body then tighten the screws. Check the focusing from fully closed to full open and readjust the front standard to focus rails as needed to achieve smooth operation and maintain squareness.

The focus rails are removed by removing the focus shaft and rail stops. The focus knob is attached to the focus shaft with a taper pin.

When installing the focusing shaft be sure to engage the focus rails on the same tooth position so that the rails track evenly.
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Erik Gould



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic. You are a font of information.
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