MPP MK VIII Loose Front standard

Discussion in 'Large Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Cyclonite, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Cyclonite

    Cyclonite Member

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    Hi All

    First off I hope everyone is enjoying the Holidays

    I just got my hands on an 4x5 MPP MK VIII and I am very impressed, it it make a perfect stablemate for my Busch Pressman D. My problem is the front standard is loose were the cross slide meets the carriage. I can see the three grub screws that need tightening but need help identifying the right type and size of tool, is it an imperial size Allen key?

    Have a great new year :wink:

    Brian
     
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  2. John Koehrer

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    Not familiar with it. Should be I suppose but it was made in Britain wasn't it? Then most likely Imperial screw size. If it was made outside Britain for the British market, all bets are off.
     
  3. paul_c5x4

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    MPP was based in London (Kingston upon Thames), and started production long before the metric system was adopted. Most of the threads used will be B.A. standard.

    If you need replacement screws, nuts, and bolts, the best place to look for them is a model engineering supplier like Blackgates or Maidstone Engineering.

    Looking at my MPP S92, the three screws in question look to be slotted grub screws approx 8B.A. in size.
     
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  4. Allan Swindles

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