Hi all. I'm having an issue with the No. 2 Flash Supermatic (image attached) on my Pacemaker Speed Graphic. (It's a 2x3 SG, so technically medium format, but given the shutter, it seemed like the thread belonged here. Let me know if I should repost in Medium Format.) The shutter works fine, except that it doesn't seem to close its flash contacts. Here's what I've got: 1. I don't have much to test with, so I opened up my Holga and attached jumper leads to the hot shoe wires. I then hooked up an el cheapo flash to the Holga. Just to be sure, connecting the other ends of the jumper cables caused the flash to fire, as it should. 2. I clipped the other ends of the jumpers to the flash posts on the Supermatic, fired the shutter, and... nothing. No flash pop. Unless I'm mistaken, this should have caused the flash to at least fire, even if the sync was off. (Am I mistaken? And yeah, I made sure I was tripping the front shutter.) 3. The flash did go off a few times when I was futzing around with the Supermatic: at least once when I tried cocking the flash delay, and then at least once when I cocked the shutter itself. (Not when I fired it, though.) I couldn't reproduce it though, and I'm not sure what was going on there. I'm hardly an expert on this stuff, so it's completely possible I'm doing something wrong. If not, any advice for proceeding? I have your basic technical inclinations, but I've never opened a shutter before. (Also, if your advice is to just have it CLA'd, any good recommendations, particularly in the Chicago area?) Thanks all, -Erik P.S. The end goal of all of this is to use an electronic flash with the Speed Graphic. I'm aware that the Supermatic doesn't have any labeled X-sync---only M and F in the little window---but I've read in several places that firing this shutter without cocking the flash delay should provide X-sync. If anyone has comments on this, I'd love to hear.