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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 9:22:36 PM on 14 July 2019.
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Have had these two beaut sets in my collection for a while. Got the 660 recapped and cleaned up and will have both of them as part of my display at radio fest this year. Managed to be able to make professional looking control panels for them to complete the look.
The 660 has a very heavy chassis and really pumps. I entertained the neighbors for 6 hours straight that night lol.
The cabinet is as it came out of the factory and near mint. Some people say the speaker cloth is not original but I think it was redone at the shop to suit the lounge room of the original buyer. A very professional job.
Anyway I'm.pretty proud of the job I have done.

HMV 660 Radio
HMV 660 Radio Control Panel
HMV 870 Radio
HMV 870 Radio Control Panel
HMV 870 Radio Control Panel


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:22:44 PM on 15 July 2019.
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Photos?


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:37:39 PM on 15 July 2019.
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Coming GTC


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 5:18:36 AM on 16 July 2019.
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Photos uploaded.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 3:22:06 PM on 16 July 2019.
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Nice work. Yes, the grille cloth definitely looks new and like embroidered upholstery.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 8:30:16 PM on 26 July 2019.
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I have finished this little project and they have turned out way better then I expected as you will see from the new photos I have sent Brad.

HMV Radio
HMV Radio
HMV Radio


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 6:16:39 PM on 27 July 2019.
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On speaking with Kevin Chant these larger panels do go on other models. Console models 327-669 and table models 229-209


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 8 · Written at 9:03:20 PM on 27 July 2019.
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Photos uploaded to Post 6.


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A valve a day keeps the transistor away...

 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 9 · Written at 9:32:17 PM on 27 July 2019.
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Thanks Brad


 
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