Kodak No.3 Supermatic Help

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  1. Gustavo_Castilla

    Gustavo_Castilla Member

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    Kodak No.3 Supermatic Help
    I came to own this lens and I really like it with my 5X7 6 3/8
    but as I was cleaning the Kodak No.3 Supermatic the wife call on my attention
    I dropped it and spring when flyin so here my need does anyone out there has
    Info or schematic photo something that may show where the spring go
    Thanks
     
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    I presume you have the spring, and just need to return it to its home? Should be a web page around somewhere with photos. What kind of spring is it?

    I found this page which shows how to fix a Flash Kodamatic and claims it's just a scaled down Supermatic -- maybe this will help?
     
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    Gustavo,

    Which spring?

    The main spring should come around the cam counter-clockwise (12 o-clock) and attach to a spur at the top of the left side gear train (9 o-clock)

    The hair springs for the T&B arms should be self explaining

    The second main spring, under the main plate, goes from 9 o-clock to the cocking arm at 12 o-clock.

    The self release spring assm goes at 6 o-clock. Tension this 1-1/2 strokes of the self release arm but NO MORE.

    I'll see if I still have pix for this,
     
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    Thanks Guys I will work on it in the morning
     
  5. phfitz

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    Gustavo,

    Here are full scale photos, next post details.

    Smile
     
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    Gustavo,

    Close-up detail, should get you up and running.

    Have fun with it.
     
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