Happy Saturday From Florida! As you know, the 1948 to 1950 Super Speeds tend to develop a TTO knob problem where the knob does not screw in all the way without pushing the knob in first. In the spirit of Greg's Roll's Restoration thread, I am posting a similar thread for the droopy TTO problem in the Super Speed, and just like Greg, will be PIF-ing this razor to celebrate PIF Month at TSD. Oblio13 / Brad posted a thread asking about a fix awhile back. I told Brad that I did not know how to fix it, but I did have a decent '48 - '50 SS that needed doors and that I would swap them on to his razor for him. later on in the thread, there was a fix posted where you take a tubing cutter, dull the blade and then use the tubing cutter to re-crimp the handle, causing the TTO knob to return to its factory position. Flash forward two months and AnB_Daddy / Tony posted in The Haul thread about how he had fixed a droopy TTO on a Black Handle Adjustable using a vise and the handle of a binder clip. I have both a tubing cutter and a binder clip, but no vise. I did not want to damage my tubing cutter, so I decided to try the binder clip route that Tony had posted but using a pair of channel lock pliers. Here is the process: Here is a pic of the problem areas. As you can see, the razor on the top is the one having the droopy TTO problem. Before we get started with the repair, let's go ahead and clean the TTO shaft while we can. Grab your cleaner of choice, for our house, Kaboom! wins over Scrubbing Bubbles because it seems to work better, and the color changes from blue to white when it is done. Gimicky? Yeah, maybe, but it works for me. Give the razor a good spritz of the cleaner and let it work. Then scrub away with the toothbrush until clean. This is pretty standard stuff for cleaning most razor finds. Also consider using silicone or WD-40 to clear out any water that gets inside of the shaft. The silicone or WD-40 will also lube the parts, but I throw a few drops of oil in them using a toothpick anyway. Now that we are cleaned and oiled, let's get to the fix! I am pointing a the target spot with a toothpick in this picture. This is where we will direct the pressure of the binder clip and pliers. Push the TTO knob and shaft up and screw the silo doors closed. Twist the TTO knob just enough to close the door snug, but do not crank down super hard on the knob. In his Black Adjustable thread, Tony said he used a large binder clip for his fix. To me, the large clip is the jumbo two-inch clip, which was too large, so I used the handle from a one-inch clip. Just squeeze the base of the handle together and wiggle it free from the clip. Take the handle and place it on the Super Speed in the target area as shown. Next, grab the two sides of the handle with the pliers and squeeze them together. Don't go and get all He-Man grip on the pliers just yet; just squeeze enough to make the two handles meet. Next, grab the head of the razor and at the same time increase your grip a little on the pliers and start turning the razor head. You will feel a bit of resistance at first, but after a few turns the resistance will go away. Next, move the pliers from clamping the binder clip handles at the base of the handles to clamping the binder clip on either side of the razor like this: Give the pliers another squeeze, but not too hard, and twist the razor again until you feel the resistance subside. Remove the pliers and binder clip and inspect your razor. Operate the TTO knob and see that it now opens and closes properly. If you did not get all He-Man with your grip on the pliers, your knob should operate smoothly and not drop, just like it did from the factory. If for some reason you are still getting a little bit of drop, go ahead and repeat the re-crimping process using a little more grip on the pliers, but be careful; if you get carried away with your grip and over crimp, your knob will be frozen shut and I am not sure that you will be able to reverse the damage. Here is the fixed razor side by side with the same razor from the first picture. So there you have it folks; you do not have to put up with a droopy TTO knob if you do not want to. I am going to see about polishing this razor up and figure out what kind of PIF contest to run. Any ideas? Have a great weekend Ya'll!