What kind of tool do I need to remove the film advance lever on a Minolta SRT 101?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Vsanzbajo, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Vsanzbajo

    Vsanzbajo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Shooter:
    35mm
    How can I remove the film advance lever on my Minolta SRT 101 without damaging it. Mine is all beat up by someone trying to remove it. I want to swap but do I need a tool or something. I can not really get a good grip. Can it be un screweed?
    Thanks

    Here is what I need to do.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Tom1956

    Tom1956 Inactive

    Messages:
    2,057
    Joined:
    May 6, 2013
    Location:
    US
    Shooter:
    Large Format
  3. clayne

    clayne Member

    Messages:
    2,837
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    San Francisc
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
  4. AgX

    AgX Member

    Messages:
    11,958
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2007
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    A improvised tool at least for non-lacquered surfaces might be attaching a lever by means of hot melt glue.
     
  5. ath

    ath Member

    Messages:
    889
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Location:
    Germany
    Shooter:
    35mm
    You need to unscrew 3013-02. Slip a piece of rubber hose over a plier and have a go. If 3013-02 is already damaged skip the hose.
     
  6. sangetsu

    sangetsu Member

    Messages:
    214
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Location:
    東京
    Shooter:
    4x5 Format
    Removal is easy, simple pliers will work. Use a rubber stopper or rubber something to tighten on the new nut. I have repaired many of these SRT cameras, they are quite easy to work on.
     
  7. Jon Goodman

    Jon Goodman Member

    Messages:
    656
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    Shooter:
    35mm
    I always use masking tape...it works every time and never risks scratching or destroying your camera. Roll a piece of tape which is about 2.5 inches long inside out so that you make a roll which is sticky on all exposed sides. Then stick this on the ring and grip and unscrew. I do the same thing with Canonets. If you want to see images, please see below (taken from the Canonet re-sealing instructions I've written).
    Jon
     

    Attached Files:

  8. Vsanzbajo

    Vsanzbajo Member

    Messages:
    97
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Shooter:
    35mm
    Thank Jon, it worked. Thank you so much.