Just two things:
On Suzy Smart and other DeLuxe Reading talkboxes, the motor spring is often missing--and that includes the talkboxes shown on page 12 of the manual. Here's a photo of an original Suzy Smart spring:
Placement, size and strength of
replacement springs aren't critical; they just have to be strong enough
to hold the drive tubing against the record.
DeLuxe Reading talkboxes only work when they're upside down, check the
record and leaf spring. In the manual, fig. 6B are springs that push
the record against the needle.
The record won't "push" easily if there's corrosion on the shaft; the
spring won't "push" if it's weakened.
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other things we've missed:
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