Parts, Belts, Speakers and Other Related Stuff
4783 N. Glenrosa Circle
Prescott Valley, AZ  86314

928-533-9666
E-mail:  Barry8Track@cableone.net
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This page was created primarily for my own quick reference, but repair/conversion customers and the
do-it-yourselfer might also find it useful.  Please note that
I don't sell any parts except as noted on this
page, and I'm unable to spend time discussing any parts that don't show me as a supplier.  For the avid
do-it-yourselfer, you will need to contact other sources directly to ask any questions about their parts.
BELTS for 8 track, cassette, reel to reel and turntables:  Ceitron
BELT KITS and IDLER TIRES for cassette, reel to reel and turntables:   WJOE Radio
BELTS with a handy on-site cross reference to various models:  TurntableNeedles.com
CASSETTE IDLER TIRES, PINCH ROLLERS and BELT KITS:  WJOE Radio
CASSETTE BELTS:  Ceitron
COSMETICS (original factory classic car units only) - Will add to list as I learn of their existence
COMPLETE ORIGINAL CLASSIC FACTORY RADIOS/8 TRACKS FOR SALE:  eBay is the only known source
REEL TO REEL PINCH ROLLERS (rebuilt to original factory specs with NEW rubber):  Terry's Rubber Rollers
Belts and Tires
MOTORS for 8 track machines:  Please visit my  MOTORS page
SOLENOIDS for 8 track machines:  The only known source is a similar model from which to salvage one
NOTE:  When ordering a single belt from a supplier, I'm sure they will greatly appreciate your efforts to locate the size you're seeking
in the master PRB belt reference guide INSTEAD of telling them "I have a such-and-such model and need a replacement belt".  Belts
are an extremely low-revenue, low-profit item, and such suppliers are doing us a HUGE favor by stocking them.  Please do your own
research and use the same reference they would likely use to match a belt with your model.  Not all models are listed in the PRB guide,
but it is at least a nice courtesy to check first before burdening a supplier with the task of matching a belt with a model.

In my position as the world's only dedicated 8 track machine repair shop, I find it necessary to say you should purchase not only the
proper size, but also at least one size smaller and larger.  There are two reasons for this:  Motors tend to drift slightly in speed over the
years, and a tighter belt might be needed to slow it down a bit, or a looser belt might be needed to allow it to run as fast as possible.

8 Track belt THICKNESS is almost always around .020 for standard sizes of FLAT belts, with the thickness being proportionally thinner
for very small sizes.  Measure your belt for CIRCUMFERENCE by doubling its length when laid out WITHOUT STRETCHING, or simply
cut it and measure its actual length from end to end.  SQUARE belts for 8 track machines are generally about .060 in thickness for
early Delco and similar machines, with some newer machines of other makes being slightly thinner.  Note that even a belt's thickness
affects the speed of the machine, with thicker belts making it run faster.  The method for measuring a belt's circumference is the same
for square belts as it is for flat belts.  If your original belt appears stretched (very likely), order a size or two smaller than what your
measurement of the old belt indicates.  If your original belt is missing or melted, tie a string around the pulley and flywheel, tie it tightly
then cut it to determine your required belt circumference.  A hand caliper is an excellent measuring tool for thickness.

To view and/or download the PRB Master Belt Cross Reference Guide, click  
HERE
RECHROMING of faceplates, knobs, etc.  Instrument Specialties
INSTRUMENT RESTORATION - clocks, speedometer, gauges, etc.  Instrument Specialties
PLASTIC HEAD MOUNT BRACKET - to replace cracked/broken one in home units  E-mail me
NEEDLES and CARTRIDGES for turntables   TurntableNeedles.com
KNOBS for classic car radios (originally for repro radios, confirm proper fit for original radios)  KNOBS
CONNECTORS - No known source.  My original connectors are reserved for repair customers only
PROGRAM INDICATOR LAMPS (12 volts DC - buy their part # L-7 or L-10)  Studio Sound Electronics
Note that for most 8 track machines, either the Flat Belt Medium (FM) or Square Belt Medium (SM) sizes were generally used except in
smaller aftermarket machines.  Simply look for the FM or SM prefix in the part number to make your search much easier.  For smaller
aftermarket machines using a square belt, shoot for a thickness closer to the .045 range if the original belt is not present to measure.
My own belt vendor is listed below - a very longstanding company with an outstanding reputation and level of customer service.
Radio Cosmetics - Dial Faces, Knobs, Bezels, etc.
YEAR ONE - dial faces and bezels, many different brands and models   Year One
DIAL FACES - repro pieces for sale and restoration available, mostly before 1950   SCOTT YOUNG
RECHROMING of faceplates, repainting of almost any front panel   Instrument Specialties
LA3160 preamp   utsource
TDA7560 quad power amp  eBay
Perfboard   radioshack.com    Part#  2760328
ALL I SELL IS 8 TRACK MOTORS AND HEAD MOUNT BRACKETS - DO NOT - I REPEAT -
DO NOT CONTACT ME DIRECTLY ABOUT ANY OTHER PARTS OF ANY KIND
!!!!!!!!!!!!   DO NOT CONTACT ME FOR BELTS   !!!!!!!!!!!!
MY PRICE FOR A BELT IS  
ONE  MILLION  DOLLARS
( I'll keep enlarging the font until people can read it )
Amplifier Repair Parts (Guitar amps)  Studio Sound Electronics
INCANDESCENT DIAL LAMPS (12 VOLT) - MCM part #  25-2680

Barry's Personal Notebook of Commonly Used and Frequently Replaced Items

Weller 80 Watt Soldering Iron Replacement Tips - 3/8 diameter chisel tip
MTG-20
(Hey dipshit, watch the solder pot temps so you stop melting them!)

20 and 22 gauge solid wire, all colors - All Spectrum Electronics
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