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Folkvisor

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Folkvisor last won the day on June 13 2017

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  1. Just a heads up for anyone working on a 7751 Moonphase: The Moonphase Star can be a bit tricky. Not much holds it in place and it can move while putting on the dial. Make sure the dial is held firmly in place while setting the ETA clamps on the dial feet. If not, the Moonphase Star can come loose.
  2. OK, thank you. I’ll do that.
  3. I’ll check out Mark’s videos. Thank you for all your other insights.
  4. Now the hard part. Any idea of problems replacing the balance staff? I've watched videos on this and all I've really learned is that it isn't an easy thing to do. One suggestion was to use a lathe but I haven't no lathe - just a staking tool.
  5. I think I’m gonna just clean and oil the thing and forget about trying to take the ratchet wheel off. I don’t want to break it. I’m hoping the new balance staff works well.
  6. The crown wheel was loosened by turning it cw but the ratchet screw should be a regular thread...I think... I’ll see if I can get a little diesel fuel. I’ll try the heat thing too. Thank you for the suggestions. I promise not to use WD40...
  7. The ratchet wheel screw is extremely tight. I can't remove it. I tried to loosen it a bit by putting on a little pallet jewel oil and letting it seep in under the head of the screw. Hopefully it will loosen it a bit but I am not certain it will penetrate far enough. I don't want to force it so much I break the screw. Any ideas?
  8. Yeah, it's $20 so it won't break me and if it works - great. I'm glad I bought a staking tool. Can't do the job without it - at least not very well.
  9. The balance staff was damaged, bent and broken pivots. I bought one on eBay. Hopefully it will be as good as new soon.
  10. I’m one of those ‘oddities out there’...LOL It needs a good cleaning and a new balance staff. I’m thinking it got dropped once too often. I hope I can get a balance for it; it’s a very well made time machine.
  11. I got the front off. I used a very little penetrating oil on the rim and it came off quite easily. Thank you for pointing that out to me. Now to see if I can do something to make it work better.
  12. Thank you so much. It probably opens the same way. I’m away from the shop just now and won’t be back until early next week.
  13. No apologies necessary; I’ll get to it ASAP. I’m away for a few days. Thank you for your ideas.
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