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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:55:12 AM »
Congrats Greg!   It's been a long time coming but I knew you could do it.  So what was the reason it was blowing the amp fuse?

Bill

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Chat / Re: The Little Man Who Wasn't There
« on: September 15, 2019, 09:47:35 AM »
It's to early for Halloween, and scary stories!  I wonder if this is a sign of a early winter?  The leaves are already turning here, which is about two weeks early.  :( :(

Bill

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Other Tube Console Brands / Re: My Pilot 6B500 Console Restoration
« on: September 14, 2019, 05:44:39 PM »
Again congrats on your find.   I like the fact that you have separate components.  Mine had the 402 receiver.  This is a great find, and I hope you really enjoy your new toy.

Bill


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Introductions / Re: New member from SE WI
« on: September 14, 2019, 06:45:03 AM »
So, I'm curious about your name "Super 88"?   Since so many of us have other interests beside vintage electronics, does "Super 88" refer to a certain car???  ;) ;) :) :)

Bill
 

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Introductions / Re: New member from SE WI
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:03:46 PM »
That is a popular cabinet with Motorola, as I have the same cabinet with different guts.  Mine is model SK52W.  There are two other SK52W's close to me as well, all with the same cabinet.  Yours looks like brand new.  :) :)  Mine looks like it was dragged down the road behind a truck.  :( :(  It's on the someday list.  ;) :)  If you follow the rules for restoration of your electronics you will have a great sounding console stereo when done.  Something you can really be proud of.  Good luck, and please keep us posted (with photos please).   :) :) 

Bill


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Sale or Trade / Re: FS - Vintage Pilot Console Cabinet
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:09:51 PM »
Congrats!  I did not want to see it become dumpster food.  :(

Bill

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Phonographs / Re: Collaro motor Question
« on: September 12, 2019, 06:08:04 PM »
Good advice Chip, and something I usually forget to mention.  Thanks!

Bill


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Sightings / Re: Craig's List Ad!
« on: September 11, 2019, 06:53:36 AM »
Thanks Chris!

Bill

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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:40:25 PM »
I thought your method of trouble shooting was very much in a logical order.  End result, you found the problem, and it was not your fault.  Well maybe, you bought cheap bulbs.  ::) ::) ::) ;) ;) :) ;D ;D  Sorry, I couldn't resist.  ;) :)  Remember I'm cheap too.  :o ::)

Bill


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Sightings / Re: Craig's List Ad!
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:19:53 PM »
Thanks for the video Danny!   I wish mine had the original changer.  :( :(  The one that was in my new toy is VM, but it's a much new changer, and it's stereo.  I'll be on the hunt for an original. 

Chris, it does have PP 6BQ5's but that's all I know at this point.  I need to find a schematic for it so I can see what makes it tick.  "ultralinear" you say?

Bill


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Other Tube Console Brands / Re: Fisher series 50
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:09:46 PM »
Did you try Google to see what popped up?

Bill

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Magnificent Magnavox / Re: Magnavox Stereo Theater 1MR418M restoration
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:08:16 PM »
First congrats on the simple fix!  :)  Good thoughts that does the trick.  ;D  Second, your formula is what I use to figure the size of a fuse.  As I have said many times before on the forum installing a fuse saved my butt, and my PT.  :) :)  I install a fuse in just about everything I rebuild.

There are good, better, and best when it comes to bulbs.  Most today come from China, but even China has ultra cheap, and better quality.  I have found, and this comes from experience in the auto industry, that brand names like Sylvania, and others, are usually better than say a store brand, or no name brand.  I can remember when GM started getting their replacement bulbs from China, they were the cheap ones because the bean counters were trying to save money.  :o  It backfired....Replacement parts, if installed by a dealer have a warranty including labor.  We were replacing those brand new bulbs left and right within a month of installation, and GM was paying.  All car companies hate paying warranty claims, so needless to say they changed  suppliers very quickly.  ::) ;) :)

Good luck, and I hope you can move on to the TV.  ;) ;) ;) :)

Bill


 

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Sightings / Re: Craig's List Ad!
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:07:56 AM »
Chris!  The 560 is really a 562 and it's the blonde table model.

Bill


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Sightings / Re: Pilot 6B500LM, $80, Springfield Il.
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:07:14 AM »
Wow, that is some Pilot.  Totally different than the one I had.  Mine was a receiver based unit with the enclosed speaker boxes and a Garrard changer.  If memory serves the Pilot receiver was a 402.

Bill


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Sightings / Re: Grommes-Phillips, Oak Park Il. $70.00
« on: September 10, 2019, 07:03:16 AM »
Nice looking unit!   I have never heard of that brand before.  The price is affordable too.  ;) :)

Bill


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