thanks lots of good info
i actually have had the clutchless er3 for a while and haven't had the time to mess with it as much as i would like. i did notice as naz said that the normal a belts don't ride up the whole way with the cheeks closed fully. i think i'm gonna try a wider belt and machine the moving cheek to accept it when its fully open.
i'm also afraid that in time, like some doppler stuff, it will just fall apart. brian, which screws stripped out, the ones for the weights, the guide pins, or the arm pins?