Finally got around to finishing off this beast…no silver mica issues here on this set…it does not seem to have had many hours on it.
I added a fuse and new power cord plus speaker. The speaker failed I believe due to the heat from the rectifier and audio output tubes basically being directly beneath it. With an indoor wire antenna I was able to grab Radio Australia at 9.580MHz on Monday morning at 9:00AM MST…not too shabby.
I added a note inside the chassis for any future restorer identifying the gimmick capacitor C38…