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  • #16322
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Since we don’t get too many Zenith radios here in Alberta, I picked this one up.
    I will need the get some station tabs , a belt and knobs from Renovated radios.
    The recap will be fairly easy [I hope] , and the cabinet won’t get done until late spring.
    It sure does have a small transformer ,compared to many Rogers sets
    I like it.
    Dan in Calgary

    #16330
    John Bartley
    Forum Participant

    Hi Dan,
    I wonder if the tendency for US radios to have small transformers is a large part of why they are afraid to test run them. The huge 25/60 transformers in Canadian sets are almost bullet proof. I wonder if you have some “faux” veneer on the stiles in front of the speaker?

    Nice set.

    #16331
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    John,according to the guys on ARF there cabinet is all wood.
    They all tell me that zenith was quite cheap with the transformers and with the 6X5 rectifier tube,
    the transformer will burn out, so I added a 1 amp fuse in the power line.
    I just ordered all the buttons knobs and tabs $144.00 Canadian.
    I still have to order a belt.
    I put new electrolytic caps in today and it works very well. I will change the rest of the caps,
    and wait for the belt,
    Dan in Calgary.

    #16332
    John Bartley
    Forum Participant

    There’s some lovely burls on the front columns, but i wondered about the stiles. It’s good that it’s not faux !! The fuse is probably a good idea.

    #16748
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Just an update on this radio….
    I have the chassis all done , and I have the new belt installed, and the radio has very good sound.
    They tell me that with the combination of tone buttons, that there are 64 different combinations of tone you can hear.
    I had to replace one side panel at the top , but it matches very well

    Here are some photos of the cabinet. I have stripped it and applied grain filler,[quite a job].
    The grain filler I used is ”Timber Mate’, and I find it is very good. You can get it in different shades BUT it does take the stain’
    I bought the grain filler at Home hardware.
    Next is sanding down the grain filler; staining and then the toned lacquer.
    I will post more photos as I go along in case anyone is interested.
    Dan in Calgary

    #16770
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    It is almost done.all I need to do is the decals and the final coats of lacquer.

    Dan in Calgary

    #16852
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    This one is all done, and it plays and looks good.
    Here are some photos. i will take better photos later today.
    Dan in Calgary.

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