Upgrading a turntable with your own unique ideas is not just a hobby. You will be amazed by the wonderful end result you get!
Welcome to join in this great hobby and let the beautiful music it brings brighten up your days!
Take a look at the pictures of Tom's upgraded TT here with braced black color top acrylic plinth, outboard motor isolation base and bronze bearing hub.
First impressions are that the parts are of high quality fit and finish. This was proved by the ability to transfer parts from the original table to the replacement; all parts fit the replacement base without modification. The table itself is a work of art! Absolutely beautiful.
The motor isolation base fit the replacement motor without problem. My original motor mounting was via a rubber band which was located by the factory bending the two locating tabs on the motor itself. All that was required was straightening these flat. Once done, the motor bolted straight onto the base without problem. The supplied shims allowed me level the drive pulleys. All in all, it works well.
I chose to extend the wiring from the motor to the control board. I cut and spliced an additional 8 inches of wiring so I could locate the switch and control board off to the side of the turntable. I was careful to include strain relief at both ends of the wiring extension. Wiring was covered in heat shrink.
Overall this is a 9.5 out of 10. Well done.
Here are a couple of pictures.