HP-85A tape drive conversion

Smith, Wayne Wayne.Smith at warnerbros.com
Tue Mar 31 14:20:39 CDT 2015

> Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:20:04 -0500
> From: "Jay West" <jwest at classiccmp.org>
> So. two questions: What SHOULD the outer diameter of a good capstan roller
> be on that drive, and does anyone have other suggestions for how to make the
> capstan roller "taller"?

I would try gluing an extender piece on the end of the existing capstan roller, perhaps
using wood which is easy to shape.  Once you wrap it with a piece or two of heat
shrink tubing, I would think that it would all stay in place.

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