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Astrosonic and Other SS Magnavox's / 1964 Magnavox 2-ST677
«  Bill April 18, 2021, 09:01:29 AM »
They do!  Several people in my youth had them, and they had a good sound. 

Bill
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RCA / 1961? RCA IVF205
«  Bill April 18, 2021, 09:00:23 AM »
I'm hoping Trevor shares a video of it playing when he gets it done.  I would love to hear it. 

Bill
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Chat / Chevy update
«  Bill April 18, 2021, 08:58:53 AM »
It's good to hear the word "Cruise" again.  Here in Michigan were are a little ways away before that happens.  Although, I have noticed a few classics running around a nice sunny days.  :)   Chris falls into that category, I'm glad you went for your ride Chris as it makes me have hope that spring is still here and summer just around the corner.  Keep on cruising!

Bill

PS....Danny, if I might ask what state do you live in?
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Chat / Chevy update
«  danrclem April 18, 2021, 08:19:03 AM »
Glad to hear that it fired right up and you got to drive it on a nice trip.  It sounds good to hear them fire up after a hiatus.

My 69 Cougar hadn't been started up for a few years so last weekend my son and I drained the gas and blew the lines out.  I turned it over several revolutions but the gas hadn't reached the carb yet so I put some directly in the carb.  She came to life right away and then died from the lack of gas.  I put some more in the carb and she was purring like a kitten.

I didn't drive it because I don't have insurance on it yet but there's a big cruise coming up this coming Friday and I sure would like to take it.  If I don't have insurance by then I still might put it on a trailer and haul it there.

My son, grandson and I went to a cruise yesterday evening just to look around.  There were lots of nice old cars but there were lots of newer cars there also.  I don't have anything against the newer cars but I can go to any showroom floor and see those so I prefer to see the older ones.  It was cool so I hope it warms up next weekend. 

Happy trails.
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Chat / Chevy update
«  TC Chris April 17, 2021, 07:32:33 PM »
Wandering off-topic again....  I visited the Chevy today and started it up.  It hadn't run since the beginning of Jan.  Three and a half months of sitting and gas evaporating out of the carburetor, and it started on the second short crank.  One to fill the barb bowls, then one to start.  Somehow I managed to get the carb all dialed in just right (pure luck).  We drove a big loop of about 12 miles or so with no complaints at all.  Maybe it helped that I dosed the gas up with some no-ethanol premium before the winter.  There are no gas stations here where they sell no-eth. gas, so I have to drag it from where I live in gas cans. 

The car is 60 years old.  When I graduated from high school, a 60-year old car would have been a 1905 model.  The Chevy is much more like a modern car than a 1905 model would have been then.

Chris Campbell
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Wanted / Maggie volume control
«  TC Chris April 17, 2021, 07:20:00 PM »
Bill , funny ... my magnavox imperial  did the same thing , one channel dead and it was the pot completely wiped dry...mine was a 3.3 meg with 2 taps ... playthings of  the past listed the one I needed, but the site is not taking orders yet. I fixed my own .... I found a 3 meg pot on ebay and did a carbon transplant ... where the taps joined the main carbon I cut them off using a dremel. when I put the new carbon in I joined the tabs to the carbon with electrical rear window defroster paint ... it works great lol....

Any photos?  My boss got her mom's Astrosonic and on one channel, there' no output until the volume pot is advanced about half way and then it's too loud. I figured it was a pot issue, and that it was only working when I got past the loudness tap.  But she has these two nasty small dogs that go insane when others are around, and I was worried about the stupid Molex connectors breaking.  I should try again.  Get the dogs secured and say the hell with the Molex.  Then I could take the electronics home and check 'em out with the ohmmeter.  I was kinda waiting for the dogs to die.  Can't happen soon enough.

Chris Campbell
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Wanted / Maggie volume control
«  hermitcrab April 17, 2021, 06:43:57 PM »
Bill , funny ... my magnavox imperial  did the same thing , one channel dead and it was the pot completely wiped dry...mine was a 3.3 meg with 2 taps ... playthings of  the past listed the one I needed, but the site is not taking orders yet. I fixed my own .... I found a 3 meg pot on ebay and did a carbon transplant ... where the taps joined the main carbon I cut them off using a dremel. when I put the new carbon in I joined the tabs to the carbon with electrical rear window defroster paint ... it works great lol....
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Wanted / Maggie volume control
«  hermitcrab April 17, 2021, 06:28:37 PM »
Bill ,  Mark Oppat can make you one 
Old Radio Parts - Capacitors and Dials for Antique Radioshttps://www.oldradioparts.net
I don't think Playthings of the past is running yet.... but I bet he would have one
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RCA / 1961? RCA IVF205
«  firedome April 17, 2021, 02:40:22 PM »
Looks to be in good shape! The "higher end" Mark models had the PP amps and the tuning eye in an oval part of the escutcheon, those are fairly common. Don't see this nice SE model as often.
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Astrosonic and Other SS Magnavox's / 1964 Magnavox 2-ST677
«  firedome April 17, 2021, 02:36:04 PM »
Very nice, especially for the price! I'm told that SS Astros sound quite good!
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