{Collins} Re: Preselector slipping on 75S-1

A simple way to "fix" the preselector is to tighten the set screw on the
real of the assembly.  Since the original lubricant dried out many years ago
it is better to disassemble the entire preselector mechanical assembly and
clean it with Simple Green.
Work in a secure area, the ball bearings and other small parts are
irreplaceable.  When dry, use a small amount of lithium grease on the
bearings and sliding surfaces.  A light dusting of talcum powder on the
slugs will make them slide smoothly.
After reassembly set the tension on the rear set screw just tight enough for
reliable operation. Your "new" preselector will work like the day it left
the factory.


> Good afternoon,
> I am new to the reflector and recently joined because I received a 75S-1,
> 32S-1, and SM-3 from a friend who wants me to put them back in working
> order. The equipment hasn't been used for many years but was stored well.
> Everything is clean and in very good physical condition. However, since I
> don't own any Collins gear (yet!) I am not familiar with the mechanicals.
> I need help from one of the "preselector gurus". My problem with the 75S-1
> is that preselector is slipping. I can move the tuning rack up/down by
> but the panel knob, although I feel some resistance, just spins. I noted
> that if I pull slightly outward on the knob while turning it does move the
> rack up/down. I need to know how the preselector mechanism works and what
> look for. I also need to know what NOT to do! What about lubrication?
> Any and all help will be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Ken, WA2LBI

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