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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 6:24:29 PM on 22 April 2011.
Tinradio's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 22 April 2011
 Member #: 884
 Postcount: 29

Evening all & thanks for having me here.I have a selection of these in varying condition & whilst not wanting to totally restore, I am of the mind to at least refurb the bodies & have the electrics attended to facilitate working/listening order.I have no radio knowledge but can attend to the repaint of the metal work.The models are:89,92,74,94,99,124,134,184,214,224,274 & 274 MkII & 304.
Some of these work & work quite well given their age & condition.I also have a beaut looking Electrola De Luxe Radiogram combination cocktail cabinet (Eric Anderson) sans the turntable.Not working but hopefully will one day.Residing in western sydney I would like contact with some one who might be interested in repairing them (paid of course).I also note vin caravans in the Links section of which I own a rare 60 y o ali teardrop currently undergoing a resto.I also collect 30s-50s furniture/appliances.Thanks in advance


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 7:05:40 PM on 22 April 2011.
GTC's avatar
 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 28 January 2011
 Member #: 823
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Not sure if he does car radios but you could try Mark at:

MB Electronics
277 Victoria Rd
Marrickville
(02) 9568-3248


Another resto place that has been mentioned on here before is:

Antique Reproduction & Restoration
14 Claxton Cct,
Rouse Hill
(02) 9836 2997

Again, not sure if they do car radios.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:34:38 PM on 22 April 2011.
Tinradio's Gravatar
 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 22 April 2011
 Member #: 884
 Postcount: 29

Thanks GTC for your quick response.Will give them a call after the long w/e. cheers


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 12:20:25 PM on 24 April 2011.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 5 October 2009
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Hi Tinradio,

I have a couple of Ferris car radios, one in my '67 MGB (Ferris Solid State, transistor, no number identification on front panel) and one at home which I have ressurected (Ferris 12 Volumatic, 12 transistors). Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a circuit diagram for the Volumatic and it had been 'tampered' with; but a good challenge to get it operating.
Good luck in getting your collection 'refurbished'.

Cheers,


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Cheers, Ian

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:58:21 PM on 24 April 2011.
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 Location: Sydney, NSW
 Member since 22 April 2011
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 Postcount: 29

Hello Ian. More often than not,if you can`t see or was never printed on the dial screen, a model number is found stamped into the base particularly 'picnic' (removeable) models.You would go by the first numbers left side of impressed 'dot'.The numbers right side being the serial number.The 'boat anchor' models (as I call them, could weigh as much as 7 kg) are big boofy painted metal bodies either have stamped into the side of main body such like the Model 92 or (hidden by a screwed on side panel) or impressed on dial panel such like M94.Finding this out as I go along. The 92 being a very early model actually had the valve box fitted under a bonnet.Two worm drive cables connecting the Volume & Tuning would then feed through the firewall & connect to a dash mounted Dial panel with knobs.A seperate wire would lead to the under dash mounted Speaker. I have no schematics for any of mine & besides no use to me per se as i`m colour blind so brn could be grn etc.(Any wonder I still love b&w TV!).You could try this site:
http://www.radiomuseum.org/dsp_hersteller_detail.cfm?company_id=7569
cheers gordon


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 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:00:13 PM on 27 April 2011.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 5 October 2009
 Member #: 555
 Postcount: 419

Tinradio,

I am 'away' at the moment. I will have a closer look at both radios next week.

Thanks,


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Cheers, Ian

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 5:18:04 PM on 7 May 2011.
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 Location: Melbourne, VIC
 Member since 5 October 2009
 Member #: 555
 Postcount: 419

Gordon,

Had another good look for model numbers on my Ferris radio. There is a number stamped into the bottom of the diecast casing 20057 ...no dots, dashes or other markings. There are many ink stamp markings inside, but I'm sure that they are component markings.

This radio is not a 'picnic' model. It is a Volumatic Twelve, fixed in-car radio, 12 transistors, mostly npn's, 12 volt, +ve or -ve Earth.

I have a Ferris Service brochure for the Ferris Eleven and some sections of the circuit diagram are identical to my radio ......... except that the Eleven uses mostly pnp transistors.

Whilst I have this radio working (almost ... I have to activate one of the transistors manually to get the radio going, then it works perfectly, until I turn it off), I am on the lookout for the correct circuit diagram.

Cheers,


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Cheers, Ian

 
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