The cap nut is still available, however the speed sleeve is currently on back order.
Southern Reel to Reel now stocks the AKAI Speed Sleeve & Cap Nut that is used to change the speed on many Akai tape decks from 3 3/4 ips to 7 1/2 ips. These will work on most of the "4000" series decks, and are sold either as a set or individually.These are the all-elusive pieces that are so often lost, misplaced, or damaged, so that without them, your valuable tapes that you made years ago, are sitting idle and quiet.
This brand-new set, which is identical to your original Akai parts, features a pure stainless-steel sleeve to ensure continued perfect wow & flutter, and a chrome-plated brass cap nut. The cap nut is knurled for ease of installation and removal. And each piece is manufactured to strict tolerances on CNC (Computer Numerically-Controlled) equipment.
The complete set sells for the low price of $59.95, postage paid to anywhere in the USA.
If purchased individually, the Cap Nut sells for $34.95, and the Sleeve sells for $31.95
E-mail Pete today, to purchase your beautiful sleeve & cap nut set for your Akai reel to reel tape deck.