Meanwhile...There were a few mechanical issues to be ironed out.
Motor mount enhanced with matchbooks
Something we nicknamed the "anti-sway bar" holding
everything in place
And, to add insult to injury, it was a Sound Sales Bodge!
Mellotron M400 #203 wasn't only ugly and had issues...it smelled bad.
It had been stuck in its case for a while, damp (notice the rust), among
rotting foam. Blecch!!! (And this is from someone
who bought a busted M400 full of mouse droppings!)