Mounting HP7970e 9-Trk 1/2" Tape Drive

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Feb 6 21:48:03 CST 2019

On 2/6/19 6:33 PM, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote:

> Granted you could drill the holes from the rear of the flange,
> however from what I can see the hinge design doesn't look like it
> will allow the transport frame to swing far enough to clear access
> for the screwdriver shaft to tighten the screws from the front (might
> swing to around 110deg, but not to 170-180). The 2-1/2" thick
> transport frame pivots near the middle of it's thickness, at 90deg
> half the thickness is still well across the flange. You'd need a ~ <
> 1" clearance right angle screwdriver to fit between the flange and
> the transport frame, or bolt head screws and box wrench which then
> necessitates the milling of clearance for the heads out of the cast
> frame.

Nah, there's plenty of room to get a screwdriver in there.  I've had
much tighter spots.


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