I have done a rehab on a 60mm Sears from the sixties, made in Japan deal.
In those days,maybe ten years ago, you could get a really nifty Crawmach focuser for this generation of scopes. 1.25 inch R&P. You put it on the scope you think ahhh, success! Crawmach disappeared from the business, it was brisk but maybe not profitable.
But the mount can't hold that much weight. And I'm talking about BEFORE you put a real finder and an eyepiece, even like, an RKE 28mm instead of a .965 something or other, into the 1.25 inch diagonal. I'm keeping it because I think some day i might get it some rings and throw it on a real mount.
But you know. That would be on the day when I decide to take out a 60mm Sears f/11 achromat instead of a CFF 92mm . Or even a Vixen SD81s.
These scopes have lessons to teach but the lessons are not always about how you can fix it up. Very difficult to bring a 1965 VW up to the standards of even a simple Toyota Corolla today. You need to build a whole new car.
Edited by gnowellsct, 14 September 2020 - 03:34 PM.