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  • #12914
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    A friend of mine gave me this little victor table radio: model 115.
    I have it recapped and I have re glued the cabinet where it was needed.. When spring gets here the cabinet will get done.
    I will need a couple of knobs, in order to make it original. [ I posted a photo from the internet, showing the knobs]
    Here is the pile of stuff I had to remove, as someone had messed up the insides.
    Quite a few resistors had to be changed in this one
    Dan in Calgary

    #12921
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    That’s a beautiful radio! Reminds me of the Empire state building. I finished recapping my Globetrotter with your help and it works but the sound is still a little muddy. Reading this has inspired me to check all the resistors next.

    #12923
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    On your globetrotter, did you do an alignment?
    I find that even if the radio plays pretty good after I recap it, I do an alignment, and many times it does make it better.
    Dan in Calgary

    #12963
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    It plays well, but still somewhat garbled. All the tubes tested good except the output tube and it was replaced with a NOS tube. Did all the caps except the micas and the 2 caps that were added in the past that I don’t understand and replaced a third of the wiring that was failing. Cleaned all the switches and contacts, repaired the paper cone on the speaker. I don’t have any of the test equipment to align the radio as I’m just starting out at this. The channels come in at a hair off the dial, AM 800 comes in at maybe 805 so that’s reasonably close. SW is surprisingly good and pulls in more stations than I thought in my basement on 5 feet of wire. I want to test the resistors next and if I don’t find something, I’ll put it back together for now. Test equipment will have to wait as I’m rounding up classic car parts over the winter as well. Too many hobbies, too little cash 😉

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    #12971
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Gary , I have been doing this about 15 years and still consider myself a new comer.
    it sounds like you have all the bases covered, except the alignment.
    It does make quite a difference , more then I thought.
    Off the subject , but you mentioned classic cars here is my 1976 Buick Limited with 38000 miles
    Dan in Calgary

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    #12974
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Dan,
    Too Cool! I’m a Buick guy as well! That’s a beautiful car. I also had a 76, but mine was a LeSabre 2 dr. Landau same Powder Blue as yours with a White vinyl roof! What a small world. Same radios and cars are finding us! I’ve had too many Buicks to count ,but love the big G.M. boats. Had a 1974 Electra 2 DR. coupe (when I was 18) and currently have a 1968 Wildcat Custom Sport that I found in Duchess Alberta. It’s a driver, but still doing an ongoing resto. Here’s a pic or two. Also just finishing a nut and bolt on a ’57 Mercedes 219 sedan.

    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by garykuster.
    • This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by garykuster. Reason: fix pix
    #12982
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Between radios and Buicks you must be busy.
    I always liked the body style of the wildcat. You have some nice cars.
    I can’t wait for summer to get here and the car shows.
    Dan

    #12983
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Back to radios now,but if you ever need Buick parts or advice, I belong to this forum v8buick.com Good bunch of guys and an invaluable parts resource.

    #12986
    garykuster
    CVRS Member

    Dan, check out this link to a guy on the Buick site with the same car.

    http://www.v8buick.com/index.php?threads/1976-buick-electra-limited-455-v8.330759/

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