Thanks for the info on not being able to modify the 4VTE. I guess I'll just stash it back in the parts pile. I only paid a few bucks for it at the Goodwill.
I also have one and Micha is right. However, when I get back from Texas in Sept I'm planning on converting it for use as a guide scope. I have been scratching out some ideas so I'll post pictures when I get it done around October.
Ya know, the build quality is there...all metal inside and out, a solid cast focuser...why did they put such a Most Emphatically NOT Haggis objective in it? Or is it the erecting system? Or did I happen to just get a stinker?