Fostex R8 replacement metal reel pulley gear cog
There are still thousands of Fostex R8,s out there I am surprised by how many of these machines they sold but for trying music out at home or away they was very popular simply because of their portability
The reel cogs/Gears go on them all the time as were just pressed plastic, this is because of use or more often old sticky tape or people using the thicker studio tape which the machine was not designed for, many of these machine have been dumped over the years simply because of this item.
One man was making some with 3D printing but it was not very reliable same situation with other plastic pulleys pressed into service from robotic and printer spare parts.
I found a very old clockmaking factory and have had these produced especially for Tascam Ninja
They were and are not cheap in aluminium with a proper bush like on the earlier A models.
They fit the machine here I have to hand perfectly
The set screw is set deeply in so I have had a few calls saying they don't fit , undo the set screw and you will be fine, I have only had one not fit as he motor shaft tolerance was slightly out , bit of sandpaper and a good clean and was fine, One lad put his motor in the Fridge :-)