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Does anybody know where I can get a capstan belt for a Fostex model 80 1/4" 8 track machine? My deck won't go into "play" anymore (FF & REW work), so I suspect it may need a new capstan belt. Also, does anybody know if a belt from a Fostex R8 would work? I found a source online for that.
Following up on this- I was able to get a belt set from a seller on ebay named "marrscommunications". He didn't actually have model 80 belts available, but I sent him my old belts and he was able to get them made, and now he has sets available. He also has belts for other fostex models, and if you have any machine that needs belts and you can't find them anywhere, check with this guy, because he seems to be able to get any kind of belt manufactured.
I wish I had read this post sooner. I have a Model 80 as well, but I have been able to get belts for it, and for every other tape machine I own right from a vacuum cleaner shop here in town. Tons of belts for anything at all. Dirt cheap and no ebay.
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Interesting. I have a Model 80 that I need to resurrect, so that I can either use it or sell it.
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