Quote Originally Posted by pentaxpete View Post
When I opened the base plates there was NO 'Dirt' there at all -- it seems to be well sealed against dust getting in but I am noting all your kind comments. I am winding on my 1961 vintage Pentax SV and 1970's Canon FTbn and they seem much better. I am very careful not to get any oil near the shutter curtains. There is a Canon FTb 'Group' on Flickr and there they advocate Lubricating all the moving parts in the base plate and also to take off the top plate and lubricate but I have not gone as far as taking off the top plate !