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New-B from northern MI
« on: January 15, 2020, 03:50:30 AM »
Hello, my name is Nick and im from St.ignace in the upper peninsula of mi. I'm just getting into repairing these old radios as a hobby. I find a lot of knowledgeable people and great info on this site and hope to learn more

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 08:27:23 AM »
Hi Nick! Welcome to the asylum! This is one of my very favorite corners of the internet to hang out in. I doubt you can find a nicer group of virtual friends anywhere else!
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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 08:34:33 AM »
Welcome Nick! 
I don't need Google.  My wife says she knows everything.

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 02:50:01 PM »
Welcome Nick, from a fellow Michigander.  I'm a troll, I live under the bride about half way down the west coast in the little town of Hart.  Members here are friendly, and are always willing to lend a helping hand.  I think you will be happy you found this forum. The most important thing, is to have fun with your new hobby.

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 07:48:31 PM »
Welcome aboard Nick!
-- Aloha, Ken

No Console Left Behind!

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 08:08:58 PM »
Bill says "Michigander," I say "Michiganian."  I'm a bit south of you in Traverse City but wondering, as you may be, when we're going to see some serious winter in snow country.

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 06:01:27 AM »
Welcome Nick from one who has only recently started appreciating and seeking out, these beautiful works of audio. You'll find a lot of information and friendly folks all with the same passion here.

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 06:23:43 AM »
Welcome to the community!
My Consoles:
1962 Motorola SK112CW-FM, All original tubes
1962 Blaupunkt Chicago, PITA to work on...
1959 Magnavox Continental, with extension speaker
1965 Grundig KS590U - to be restored...

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 10:53:21 AM »
Enjoy the hobby, lots of helpful folks here!
Happy Motoring! from Roger in NY

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 06:22:05 PM »
Welcome... another Mich resident here... a few miles from Saginaw Bay, this is a great hobby especially on a bad winter day!
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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 06:25:10 PM »
Thank you everyone, im a mechanic by trade but love working with my hands and love old stuff. Im hoping to learn lots here. i just successfully recapped my magnavox console, now im just trying to work the bugs out

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 04:26:31 AM »
Welcome aboard!  And we can always use another mechanic as many of us also collect old cars!

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2020, 09:19:39 AM »
I wondered if maybe you twisted wrenches.  The "powerstroke" in your username ........ ::) ;)


I hope you'll associate with a guy who has a big block Chevy...... ;) ;) ;) :) :)


Back in my younger days, I bet a guy with a new Ford diesel pickup I could beat him to the top of Yarnell Hill, each of us pulling a three-horse slant trailer.  I beat him, but I burned 20 gallons of gas in a little over 50 miles.  The only truck around that would outpull my old 454 was a guy with a '75 Ford F-250 Camper Special with a 460 in it.  Stoutest gas burner I EVER saw...... ::)


That was before the Ford V-10.  That's quite the powerplant as well.
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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 02:06:33 PM »
I wondered if maybe you twisted wrenches.  The "powerstroke" in your username ........ ::) ;)


I hope you'll associate with a guy who has a big block Chevy...... ;) ;) ;) :) :)


Back in my younger days, I bet a guy with a new Ford diesel pickup I could beat him to the top of Yarnell Hill, each of us pulling a three-horse slant trailer.  I beat him, but I burned 20 gallons of gas in a little over 50 miles.  The only truck around that would outpull my old 454 was a guy with a '75 Ford F-250 Camper Special with a 460 in it.  Stoutest gas burner I EVER saw...... ::)


That was before the Ford V-10.  That's quite the powerplant as well.

Agree about that Ford 460!  We had a '79 F350 camper special with a 460 and C6 automatic trans that we used to pull a gooseneck trailer hauling a Caterpillar D3 dozer. The truck, trailer, and dozer all weighed about 28K gross. We used this truck clear up until the mid 90s, when Ford finally started putting on a turbo and intercooler on the 7.3L diesel...and finally getting real power from their pickup truck diesels.  If you wanted pickup truck with towing power back in the 70s and 80s, it was all about the big blocks (Ford 460, Chevy 454, or Dodge 440)
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1939 Zenith AM console 8S359
1949 RCA Victor AM/FM "dual phonograph" console 9W105
1958 RCA Victor New Orthophonic HI-FI phonograph console SHF-6
1950 Magnavox Wedgewood AM/FM phonograph console CR-216

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Re: New-B from northern MI
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2020, 08:06:54 AM »
A thousand years ago i had a Foretravel Motorhome that was powered by a 440M engine. The "M" was Chrysler's industrial 440.  The motor home weighed in at about 20K, and the engine had no trouble running that motor home 90mph if you wanted to go that fast with a big box.  It also had Chrysler's big tranny which i can't remember the number of right know.  I like that motor home, sometimes i wish i still had it. 

What model Maggie did you just finish Powerstroke?   All of us enjoy seeing photos, that's a hint!  ;) :) ::)

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