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Calling thorens 150 owners

Discussion in 'd.i.y.' started by john & Jake, Mar 12, 2023.

  1. john & Jake

    john & Jake Jake was smarter than me

    Hi, could anyone please supply the measurement between the platter centre spindle and the centre of the motor adjustment screw.
    I'm making a turntable based on 150 parts.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Toaster

    Toaster pfm Member

    I'm away at the moment, but if no one else has responded by this time next week, I can do that then.
  3. john & Jake

    john & Jake Jake was smarter than me

    Thanks Toaster, thats brilliant.
  4. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Same here, make sure to put up a thread in here would love to see it!
  5. chartz

    chartz If it’s broke fix it!

    There is exactly 120 mm between motor pulley centre and platter spindle centre. That’s what you really need. Also, do get a genuine Thorens belt. The best would be a clutch pulley if you can get one: the belt will last for ages with it, like 15 years, just a couple of years without it – unless you help the platter at startup. And a Valhalla is a good idea too.
    Happy DIYing.
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  6. john & Jake

    john & Jake Jake was smarter than me

    Thats fantastic, thanks chartz. You are right thats a better measuring point.
    I can now get on with the paper template.
    I'll post my progress.
    Toaster likes this.
  7. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    Not that you are necessarily attempting to build an actual TD150 from TD150 parts, however, some of the dimensions from the original Thorens mounting template may come in handy (sorry, its the only image I have).

  8. john & Jake

    john & Jake Jake was smarter than me

    Hi thanks craig.
    I am attempting a more skeletal plinth something along the lines of the Rega P8.
  9. Craig B

    Craig B Re:trophile

    That sounds interesting, John. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
  10. john & Jake

    john & Jake Jake was smarter than me

    Skeletal thorens 150 thread stated in DIY
    matt j likes this.

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