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1987 Olympia (Nakajima) X-L12 Serial # 7240730 1987 Olympia (Nakajima) X-L12 typewriter, Serial # 7240730 Mike Green's 1987 Olympia (Nakajima) X-L12 typewriter. 2022-07-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mike Green: 1987 Olympia (Nakajima) X-L12 Serial # 7240730 I see many of these Nakajima Olympia electrics going for cheap. They almost certainly will have a melted drive belt. This can be replaced with a large O ring with about a 4" ID and it becomes a blazing fast typer again. This is the Amazon title of the O ring I recommend: 242 Viton O-Ring, 90A Durometer, Round, Black, 4" ID, 4-1/4" OD, 1/8" Width (Pack of 5). The first ring I bought was a little large so I cut it shorter and super glued it back together, then used some heat shrink tubing over bonded area. It's working great so far.

1987 Olympia (Nakajima) X-L12 #7240730

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mike Green (tappymike)
Created: 06-30-2022 at 04:48PM
Last Edit: 07-21-2022 at 08:02PM


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I see many of these Nakajima Olympia electrics going for cheap. They almost certainly will have a melted drive belt. This can be replaced with a large O ring with about a 4" ID and it becomes a blazing fast typer again. This is the Amazon title of the O ring I recommend: 242 Viton O-Ring, 90A Durometer, Round, Black, 4" ID, 4-1/4" OD, 1/8" Width (Pack of 5). The first ring I bought was a little large so I cut it shorter and super glued it back together, then used some heat shrink tubing over bonded area. It's working great so far.

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