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New Parts for AMPICO
Reproducing Player Pianos

Ampico 'A' 3/8" ID Drawer Hoses (set of 3)
Ampico 'A' Expression Valve Bushing
Ampico 'A' Function Switches
Ampico 'A' Intensity Valves Gasket Set
Ampico 'A' Motor Mounts
Ampico 'A' Primary Valve Button
Ampico 'A' Pump Spill Valve Springs
Ampico 'A' Stack Flange
Ampico 'A' Tempo Slide Plate
Ampico 'A' Transmission Frame
Ampico 'A' Valve Block Springs
Ampico Valve Block Plates (Exhaust)
Ampico 'A' Valve Block Seats (Intake)
Ampico 'B' Block Valve Gaskets
Ampico 'B' Block Valve Parts & Gaskets
Ampico 'B' Expression Clamp Springs
Ampico 'B' Forward Roll Brake Drum
Ampico 'B' Pump Spill/Crescendo Springs
Ampico 'B' Reroll Brake Drum
Ampico 'B' Switch Housing

Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Spring

Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Springs

"Ampico A Pump Spill Valve Springs" are now available at Player-Care. Made from high quality spring steel. They are specifically designed and fabricated to replace the often over-stretched springs found in virtually all Ampico A rotary vacuum pumps. After years of testing, it was found that the non-linearity of most Ampico expression systems was directly related to the non-linearity of the pump spring. Cost: $11.00 each for the "A" springs (two required). The "A" spring can also be used to replace the often over-stretched Ampico "A" crescendo spring. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $26.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


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Ampico B Rotary Pump Spill Valve (or Crescendo) Spring

Ampico B Rotary Pump Spill Valve Springs

"Ampico B Rotary Pump Spill Valve Springs" are now available at Player-Care. Made from high quality spring steel. They are specifically designed and fabricated to replace the often over-stretched springs found in virtually all Ampico B rotary vacuum pumps. After years of testing, it was found that the non-linearity of most Ampico expression systems was directly related to the non-linearity of the pump spring. (See NOTE) Cost: $14.50. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $26.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico A/B Block Valve Springs

Ampico A/B Block Valve Springs

"Ampico B Block Valve Springs" parts are now available at Player-Care. Made from high quality spring steel. They are identical to the springs found in the Ampico B system. Considered by professionals to be far superior to the solid springs found in the Ampico A system because they apply a more uniform pressure to the wooden block valve. Highly recommended for replacements when rebuilding an Ampico A. Cost: $1.35 each. Sets of 50 for $60.00. Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $26.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico Motor Mounts (SEE *NOTE*)

Ampico Rubber Motor Mounts

"Ampico Rubber Motor Mounts" are now available at Player-Care. These parts are made from high quality rubber. Specifically made as replacements for the original motor mounts which are often cracking or deteriorated. Only available in sets of four. Cost: $52.00. *NOTE*: Holes for the rods are drilled out, but the holes for the screws are NOT drilled out. (Screws holes are easily drilled out using your bracket as a guide and a standard drill bit and an electric drill.) Shipping charge is $6.95 within the US and $26.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico Transmission Frame

Brass Ampico Transmission Frame
Brass Ampico Transmission Frame

"Ampico Transmission Frames" are now available at Player-Care. This is the frame that is found in every Ampico A reproducing player piano. The frame is made of solid brass and machined by hand. Excellent craftsmanship to exacting specifications. Cost is $244.50. Shipping charge is $13.45 within the US and $34.50 to most overseas countries. Insurance is additional. To place an order, Click Here.

Please be careful when handling the transmission or you will bend it out of alignment. Do not drop. When putting small shaft in, make sure all parts are on shaft, and support transmission on wooden block when driving shaft into small gear. Also, plug the two original transmission mounting screw holes and bore new ones, using the new transmission as a guide, and use 'smaller-than-hole' round head screws to mount it to the spoolbox. (This step is not always necessary.)


Ampico Function Switches
Temporarily Out of Stock 8/10/16

Brass Ampico Function Switches

"Ampico Function Switches" are now available at Player-Care. These are the four switches that are found in every Ampico A reproducing player piano. These switches are cast in solid brass and machined by hand. They are the finest switches of their kind in the world. (Handles not shown or included.) Cost is $275.00 for the set. (Guide pin not included.) They are not available separately. Priority Shipping is $13.45. Includes Delivery Confirmation and Insurance (U.S. only). To place an order, Click Here.


Special 3/8 in 'T' (w/9/64 in leg) Connector

Special T Connector

These connectors are used in various locations in player pianos and orchestrions when in-line vacuum testing is necessary or desired. They are also found in the Ampico B player system. These are custom-made for Player-Care, and are not available in any other marketplace. The cost per piece is $17.50. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico A Valve Block Seat

Ampico Valve Seat

#1855 - Ampico 'A' Intake Valve Seat for the 13/16" outside diameter valve with the 17/32" stem. The outside diameter of the seat is 7/8" and it fits into an 11/16" hole. The flange is 1/16" thick. These parts replace the Bakelite seat in the later model A Ampico block valves; The ones without a bleed cup. (see pictures below) Made of aluminum. $2.35 ea. or $190.00/100. (Limited Supply) Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.

Later Ampico A Valve Block
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Ampico 'A' Expression Valve Bushing

Ampico A Expression Valve Bushing

Ampico A Metal Guide Bushing

These are Teflon bushings used to replace the metal guide bushings in the Ampico A Expression Mechanism. The original guides often leak due to wear. Cost is $28.00 per bushing. (Limited Supply) Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico Block Valve Plates

Ampico A Valve Plates

These are the 1" replacements for the Ampico Block Valve Plates that sometimes get damaged when the block are restored. These parts were made by Bob Streicher. The cost is $3.50 each. There are only 100 of them available as of Sept 7, 2015. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico 'B' Expression Clamp Springs

Ampico B Expression Clamp Springs

These are spring clamps for the Ampico B Expression device. These parts were made by Bob Streicher. The cost is $2.50 each. There are only 60 of them available as of Sept 7, 2015. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum. Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico 'A' Tempo Slide Plate

Ampico 'A' Tempo Slide Plate

These are the replacements for the often warped or cracked tempo slide plate in the Ampico 'A' Air Motor Governor. The plate measures 3.75" x 0.75" and is 1/16" thick. The part is made out of Acetal, which known for it's dimensional stability across a wide range of environmental factors, i.e., heat and humidity. Unlike brass, it will never tarnish. The recommended adhesive for gluing the plate in place is PVC-E glue. The cost is $20.00 each. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


#1856 Ampico 'A' Stack Flange

Ampico 'A' Stack Flange

This is the wooden arm for the Ampico 'A' stack with the 'flange action'. Does not include the capstan or the bushing cloth. The cost is $3.50 each. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


#1859 Ampico 'A' Primary Valve Button

Ampico 'A' Stack Flange

This is the primary valve button for the Ampico and Amphion action which occasionally breaks during the restoring of the valve facings. It is 1/2" in diameter and 5/16" tall, with a 9/64" center hole. (NOTE: O.D. and height may vary slightly.) The cost is $1.25 each. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


#1860 Ampico/Amphion Pneumatic Finger

Ampico/Amphion Pneumatic Finger

This is the pneumatic finger for the Ampico and Amphion action which occasionally breaks during the restoring of the striker pneumatics. These parts do not have the felt bushing. They measure 3/8" x 1-3/8" with a 5/32" hole. The cost is $1.65 each. Priority Shipping: $6.95maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.


Ampico Drawer Hoses

Ampico Drawer Hoses

These are the three 14-1/2" x 3/8"ID rubber hoses that are used for vacuum supply in the Ampico A drawer in a grand reproducing player piano. Inside each hose is a 3/8"OD spring with a minimum of 60 coils. There is approximately 1-1/2" of space between the ends of the hose and the spring. The spring is guaranteed to prevent the hose from collapsing when the drawer is closed. The cost is $42.00/set of three. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.

. To achieve 20" of spill, it is highly recommended that the curtain be shortened by 1/8". Making this change will also increase the vacuum level to about 47" on Brilliant. (Return to previous location)

Ampico 'B' Reroll Brake Drum

Ampico 'B' Reroll Brake Drum

These are replacements for the pot metal reroll brake drum in the Ampico 'B' Reproducing Grand Player system. The part is identical in size to the original part, but the set screw requires an Allen wrench instead of a straight-slot screwdriver. The price is $48.00. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here. Purchase the Reroll and Forward Roll together and save 10%. Just $99.00 for the pair!!


Ampico 'B' Forward Roll Brake Drum

Ampico 'B' Forward Roll Brake Drum

These are replacements for the pot metal forward roll brake drum with the brass band, found in the Ampico 'B' Reproducing Grand Player system. The part is identical in size to the original part, but the set screw requires an Allen wrench instead of a straight-slot screwdriver. The price is $65.00. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here. Purchase the Reroll and Forward Roll together and save 10%. Just $99.00 for the pair!!

#589 Ampico 'A' Intensity Valves Gasket Set

Ampico 'A' Intensity Valves Gasket Set

This set of four gaskets are for the four intensity valves on the Ampico 'A' Expression Mechanism (see Page 8 of the 1923 Ampico 'A' Inspector's Reference Book. The original leather gaskets are normally glued to the valve block and must be removed when the block is restored. The price is $17.50/set. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.

Ampico 'B' Switch Housing

Ampico 'B' Switch Housing

This part replaces the old pot metal motor switch housing found in all Ampico 'B' drawers. Machined from 6061 aluminum, these parts are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Cost is $28.00 each. Priority Shipping: $6.95 maximum (within the US). Includes Delivery Confirmation. To place an order, Click Here.

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