• The Parts Boss, The Parts

    Dr. Cockroach2 days ago 0 comments

    Yay, the parts for this project arrived yesterday from AES. Now I can start burning my fingers on my somewhat trusty cheap soldering iron. I will add the parts to the component list later but for now here is the packing slip. The #45 lamps were a box of ten so now I have extras as I only needed two.

  • At least it is not dead

    Dr. Cockroach3 days ago 0 comments

    Just a short clip to show that this radio does play prior to restoration. Lets hope it sounds even better after.

  • Exposing the innards

    Dr. Cockroach06/04/2021 at 23:34 2 comments

    Well now, lets see what we have here. Generally a clean chassis with no signs of rust. Some dust and a couple of cob webs but looks good. Some tubes have been changed over the years as three Zenith tubes were replaced with Sylvania types. The Selenium rectifier is going to have to be replaced with a modern and safer diode and the pictures show all the waxy paper caps to be replaced on the under side.