I didn't have much free time but I did get into the workshop and inserted the fiber optic camera into several vantage points wide enough for the head to clear. My goal was to get a view of the unattached spring and the hook on the back of the tab interposer where the spring needs to be connected. If I can see it, then I can probably maneuver a tool in, through another opening, and accomplish the deed.
I got a pretty good view for seeing the unattached end of the spring, but not quite the end of the tab interposer where it should hook. Once I find a route in, I will hook the end of the spring in preparation to pull it forward towards the interposer tang where it should be attached.
|Loose end of spring, down inside mechanism, using endoscope to see it|
SAC INTERFACE FOR ADDING PERIPHERALS TO THE 1130
I completed the logic for the virtual 1442 adapter with its ability to ignore any IO directed at area code 2 unless it is ready (meaning active on the PC). This is important for when I leave the IBM built adapter inside the 1131 enabled, particularly if I want to use the real 1442 reader/punch.