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 Return to top of page · Post #: 16 · Written at 12:11:42 AM on 13 October 2021.
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Photo uploaded to Post 15.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 17 · Written at 7:19:50 AM on 13 October 2021.
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Carl, the cabinet looks great nice photo.
Great work by the restorer.
But!
How about a photo of the chassis!
Guys like me are more interested in the chassis and design of the electronics.
Yes, I like opening the bonnet on show cars and checking the engine/gearbox work!
Same with radios.
Love to see a top and bottom shot of the chassis.
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 18 · Written at 8:05:34 AM on 13 October 2021.
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Fred I will do that on the weekend. The output transformer in this is a new line transformer and I don't think its ok for this set so I will be transplanting a proper one into it.
Photos will be sent on the weekend.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 19 · Written at 4:13:18 PM on 14 October 2021.
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Fred I have sent photos. You will see that the speaker isn't original and I am looking for a appropriate one.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 20 · Written at 9:08:27 AM on 17 October 2021.
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Thanks for pix Carl.

This was a job where you have to decide if you are going to have a 100% restoration with all original parts, or just be sympathetic and practical.
I dont think I have ever done a complete restoration of any radio, always 60 or 70% original with whatever makes it work, the balance of parts.

Nice job all around.
I suppose the whole point of doing these things is to save old things from dissapearing in the dumper bin.
I like old things, although my heirs just say I'm too tight to buy something new!
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 21 · Written at 8:26:52 AM on 18 October 2021.
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Fred I have decided to go 100% restoration with this one. I do have the correct speaker on its way to me as we speak.
I have worked out what I will do to make the repair invisible. I only have a Jaycar speaker sitting in there at the moment which is a major improvement on what it had.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 22 · Written at 10:04:28 AM on 19 October 2021.
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Actually Fred I should send you a challenge! Do a full restoration and make every repair look old school!


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 23 · Written at 8:18:11 AM on 20 October 2021.
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Carl I think I have done this already back in 2016.
Check over my Kriesler 3K15 resto (special projects) where I pulled the set down to nut and bolt level and glued and screwed it all back together.
There was plenty of 'old school' fudging in that one in order to use the original parts!
Fred.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 24 · Written at 10:22:43 AM on 26 October 2021.
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Here's the chassis...

AWA Radiolette Valve Radio
AWA Radiolette Valve Radio
AWA Radiolette Valve Radio
AWA Radiolette Valve Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 25 · Written at 7:31:09 PM on 26 October 2021.
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Photos uploaded to Post 24.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 26 · Written at 9:37:17 AM on 8 December 2021.
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I got the reproduction dial pointer ( by Michael Raanan ) a little while back and I tell you there is no noticeable difference between it and a original. This set is really turning out to be 100% restored.


 
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