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Introductions / Re: Hello from WV
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:13:48 PM »
For reference, I have posted a link for the thread on my Stereo Theater.  Hopefully you'll read something that may help you rehab yours.,3223.0.html

Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 21, 2019, 07:59:29 PM »
When I was in high school, the typing teacher was a maiden lady that had been there since Christ was a corporal.  There were only girls in typing class.  You could not get a guy within 20 feet of typing class.

In our senior year, the old typing teacher retired.  They hired a young, fresh out of college lady as typing teacher.  Mrs. Pearce.  She was fairly tall, built like a brick outhouse and was left-handed.  She drove a burgundy '66 Pontiac Bonneville convertible.  When the guys learned who the typing teacher was, absolutely every guy in grades 9-12 took typing.  Mrs. Pearce, a "looksome" lady in her own right, wore miniskirts and knee-high boots.  Did I mention she was left-handed?  When she wrote on the blackboard, it became apparent what the advantage of being left-handed was when you were wearing a miniskirt!   :) ;) :-[

I can still type pretty well to this day.   :) :) ;) ;)

Bring that record over anytime, Bill.  We'll tell the Symphony that it's another Concert Grand record..... ;)

There were three women who wore miniskirts on TV that I was familiar with.  Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.  And while none of them were slouches when it came to wearing a miniskirt, Connie Smith was the absolute queen of the miniskirt when country music artists were concerned.  I'd put Connie Smith up against Goldie Hawn, who was another famous miniskirt artist.

Introductions / Re: Hello from WV
« on: February 21, 2019, 06:59:28 PM »
Model 1MV392.  1962.  Series 100 tuner.  Probably a 23" black and white CRT.  30" high, 10" deep and 56' long.  It cost $498.50 new.  Does not say it has an MPX standard, so you'd add $35 for that.  I'm going thru the TV chassis on a 27" model as we speak, please refer to my thread for more information.  The TV chassis is printed circuit.  Fairly simple to this point.  Yours is in nice shape.  Nice to see another one saved.

If you don't mind, I'd like more detailed pictures, including some with the back off to add to my files.  Thanks.

Chat / Re: 1968 Magnavox Collaro Turntable - Won't spin
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:25:15 PM »
Welcome to the forum! 

You need to slow down a bit and take troubleshooting one step at a time.  Confirm whether the motor is running or not.  Most likely it is.  Motor failures on changers are fairly rare.  Put the changer back into the cabinet then turn the changer on.  You should be able to see the rotor in the motor turning.  If it does not turn, then you need to find out why.  Find out if there is power to the motor.  There may be service literature on the forum.  Go to the top of this page, click on Downloads, go to Magnificent Magnavox, then go to changers. 

If the motor is running, it is quite possible the drive tire has become slick.  Or there could be gunge on the rim of the platter not allowing the tire to pull the platter.  Or the motor mounts can be sagging so the motor shaft does not line up with the drive tire.  The fact that you now have two turntables with the same problem lends credence to the theory that they both need gone thru.  After you figure out if the motor is running, we can take you thru working on the changer mechanism.  This is a brief synopsis of changer repair, but figuring out whether the motor is actually running is a good first step.  Good luck.

Introductions / Re: New From Houston
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:58:59 PM »
Welcome aboard, Steve!

Sightings / Re: Beauty in Birmingham AL
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:04:15 PM »
Is the changer a VM?

Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:00:20 PM »
Bill, I know where you can borrow a Symphony to play your Zenith record.   ;)

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Concert Grand
« on: February 18, 2019, 11:06:00 PM »
You did well.  Great score!  Enjoy!   :)

Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 18, 2019, 07:52:00 PM »
Dwelling on the past might not be the best thing, but remembering the past tends to ground me and helps to restore focus.

Chat / Re: The old GE radio
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:21:26 PM »
Based on what you posted, I'd take the chance that line voltage was within reason.  Then continue troubleshooting to find the reason for the high B+.  If you average highest line voltage to the lowest, you are somewhere around 116.  I'd say that was close enough.

Use a warmed up and properly adjusted Heath VTVM to make your measurements.

Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Concert Grand
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:07:05 PM »
I'm cheap.   ;)

I'd set a budget for the entire project from buy to completion.  Keep transportation costs in mind and to a minimum.  The buy will take money away from the restoration.  It's your money and each situation is different.  This is a hobby and as long as you are not taking food off the table, how much you pay is not going to matter much.  I'd lowball the seller and see where he is coming from, but that is just me.  I'd also use any advantage I could to control the buy.

Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 18, 2019, 02:58:02 PM »
You guys find all the good stuff.   :) ;)

I guess I need to change where I look.

I'm glad I grew up in the 1960's.  It was a great time to be a kid.

Chat / Re: Nice day for a car show
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:23:47 AM »
The reason I was looking at Edsel as the source for the Fairlane trim, the lower two series of '58 Edsel, Ranger and Pacer, were built on Ford bodies.  The upper two series used Mercury bodies.  Edsel was somewhat more aggressively styled than Ford, so I thought maybe.....

The flathead had mufflers in the headers.  It sounded like it had Smitty's on it.  That engine was allegedly a truck engine, but I don't know that.  An "expert" standing there looking at it stated that fact.  All I know is that it was a side-distributor model, so it would have been newer than 1949.

Rex, do you remember the FE Ford V-8's having that weird firing order?  Did the 410 appear in Mercury cars in 1958?  I've worked on lots of FE's and don't remember the firing order being different than the old 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 used by everyone else.

Music / Re: Zenith demonstration record
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:14:18 AM »
Must have been from the late 1960's.  Birkenstocks, VW buses, tie died everything, cannibus, free love...... ;) :)

Console Tales / Re: 1968 Zenith Stereo Theater Console TV
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:47:09 PM »
Stacking is a fine art that should be mastered by anyone who collects consoles.  Put big stuff on top of bigger stuff with smaller stuff on top.  Three or four deep if you are good.  You don't have to worry about painting the walls unless you move something..... ;)

Then, to quote a wise saying, "There is always room for just one more...."

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