Nikkormat FTN rewind crank

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  1. EKDobbs

    EKDobbs Member

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    My friend's FTN lost its wind crank (how?!?) while in my possession. I'm now tasked with acquiring a new one, and I'm having great trouble finding a source. Buying a whole new FTN is out of the question, but any crank that fits is acceptable.
     
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    Can't beat the price on that link. With postage $13.00
     
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    Bill at Chicago Camera Repair on Wabash has helped me. He found a rewind crank for a Nikon FE-2 and he did CLA for $105.00. Phone-312.332.5538.
     
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    $105 for a rewind crank, no thanks. CLA's are easy enough to do yourself at home. I don't know why people pay to have them done.
     
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    My rewind crank fell off but I still have it and trying to figure how to get it back on. In the meanwhile, the rewind wheel still works.
     
  7. E. von Hoegh

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    If the rewind "cap" loosens on the rewind shaft, tension goes off the spring that holds the rewind crank in place in the "cap". Put a strip of wood (or something) through the slot in the inner end of the rewind shaft to loosen/tighten the shaft in the "cap".
     
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    Because very few have the tools and skills to do it properly. I just spent two evenings doing a complete CLA on a Pentax H1a, dividing the time it took into $105 means I 'paid" myself around $18/Hr for the work. I wouldn't hire myself out for this type of work for thrice that amount, and the camera isn't worth it.
     
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    Same problem. I took a rewind off a junk Pentax I have. Works perfectly.