Ansco Super Memar

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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by titrisol » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:46 pm

Make sure it moves freely by pushing with a toothpick
If it's not moving freely you might need to add some oil (a micro drop) in the fulcrum until it does
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:57 pm
I think your main issue, Scott, is the B Lever is not swinging into position to block the Drive (under the Cocking Gear) and the Cocking Rack. Could be something to do with the spring that puts pressure on the B Lever, or the B Lever could be dragging on the support bar. I'm going with not enough tension in the spring. It can be adjusted without removing the B Lever if you are very very careful.

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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by scott » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:01 pm

I'll add a hanging drop of SuperLube and see if that improves things. I flushed a bit of Goof-Off (nasty blend of light hydrocarbons. And xylene) and that improved things a bit.

A lot of notes and guidance happening on flickr today. For what it's worth, here's a video of getting the shutter to actually set and release, and the gyrations required.
ImageSuper Memar Shutter Cocking Issues by Scott, on Flickr

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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by titrisol » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:23 pm

You have some grease gunked off in the locking arm (10 o'clock)
Goof Off is OK, but either Ronsonol or Electric contact cleaner (Quick Drying), do a much better job
https://www.crcindustries.com/products/ ... 05103.html
This one is safe for plastics and all metals
Apply a few drops (or a good flush), move the levers, clean with a q-tip and repeat a few times
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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by titrisol » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:07 am

Just saw you lens if pock-marked by fungus?
Your lens is the 2.0 Solagon, does it front-focus or the whole unit moves?

Try cleaning it with a 1:1 solution of 3% Peroxide and cleaning Ammonia (Use in a well ventilated space)
Use gloves as it might discolor your skin and burn a little
You will see it bubbling on the lens, let it stand for a few minutes, rinse well and let dry.
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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by scott » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:39 am

In case anyone missed it on flickr, here's the front glass:
ImageIMG_3240 by Scott, on Flickr

So, the seller offered 30 day free returns, and this one is going back. Bummer.

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Re: Ansco Super Memar

Post by PFMcFarland » Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:42 pm

That's too bad, Scott. Keep looking, you'll find a good one eventually.

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