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TJ

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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 06:52:24 AM »
Just guessing here, but those controls usually have a lever arm underneath that links to another part of the mechanism via a little pin that's fastened with a clip of some kind, the kind that commonly flies across the room when you're trying to replace it, leading to its name of "Jesus clip" ( a common utterance when it takes flight).

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I took the turntable out last night, and there is a pin missing from the speed selector, I did not see the pin in the cabinet when cleaning it out.  Attached is the picture.  Anybody have a spare pin for the speed selector, or is there a good workaround for this?   
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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 07:28:33 AM »
Wow ..that one seems to have led a rough life , or survived a house full of kids , the way the tone arm is snapped in two?
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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2020, 12:26:47 PM »
I should buy it just for the handles!  ::) ;) :) ;)

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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2020, 01:42:16 PM »
I took the turntable out last night, and there is a pin missing from the speed selector, I did not see the pin in the cabinet when cleaning it out.  Attached is the picture.  Anybody have a spare pin for the speed selector, or is there a good workaround for this?

I was also just thinking that if worse comes to worst and cannot find a pin, I do have a little lathe that I could machine a little brass pin to go in what I need.  What I would need is a picture of the pin so that I knew what I was making or make something that looks similar enough.    The Magnavox and Sams diagrams do not show the actual pin, you can see it sticking out of the speed selector spindle, but not as a separate unit.
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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: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2020, 06:03:49 PM »
The one I saw was a Symphony, not an Imperial.  The seller might have seen the "Imperial Micromatic" on the changer and used that nomenclature. 
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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2020, 07:21:23 PM »
I was going to say "make one" for the missing pin.  If it's threaded into the knob, use a machine screw and cut it down.  Or some heavy wire, epoxied in.  I just finished putting a new steel wear strip on an aluminum snow shovel with rivets.  For rivets, my go-to source is the bent nail can. (Is anybody else so odd as to keep a few bent nails around in the shop?)  Cut 'em off at the right length and peen 'em over.  Problem solved. 

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Re: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2020, 01:55:15 PM »
Wow ..that one seems to have led a rough life , or survived a house full of kids , the way the tone arm is snapped in two?
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And another one!  https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2561668623950002/
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: 1961? Magnavox Symphony
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2020, 03:05:48 PM »
That one being a 6 knobber will likely have the 8 speakers.  That is a nice clean looking Symphony.

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