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Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:23 pm

Anyone ever restore a Motorola 6T?
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Bill Cahill on Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:28 pm

Not me, but, I can help.. What dio you need to know?
Is this a three way battery portable?
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:51 pm

It is a six tube table top model from 1937. I will post some photos later tonight. First question I have is: What is the best way to clean up the 3 gang variable condensor (tuner)? That thing is very dirty and has some rust. Could I remove it and soak it in something? I know that it doesn't have to be beautiful to function, but I am trying to do a nice job with this radio and I want it to not only work well, but also look A1.
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Post by Electronhammer on Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:59 pm

Here are a some pics. I will try to get some better pics posted later. Hope the pics aren't too big. I didn't know if you have size limits on this forum.
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Post by Electronhammer on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:15 am

Thought I would add one more.
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Resistance is Futile on Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:27 am

Those a good size photos. If you don't want to remove, then pipe cleaners and artist small paint brushes using Isopropyl Alcohol or dish detergent. Or remove and run through the dishwasher, or some 409 in an ultrasonic cleaner.
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Post by Bill Cahill on Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:33 am

Ultrosonic cleanner!!!! Shock.
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:13 pm

I've already taken a power washer to the entire chassis. Rolling Eyes LOL, Not.
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More 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:29 pm

Been working on that ugly transformer. I'm about ready to give it a new paint job. I'll post pics of transformer when it is ready. Where do most people on this forum go for caps.? I was thinking Mouser, but when I looked for higher voltage caps. it seemed as though they don't have much of a selection. I was only looking at electrolytics though.
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Resistance is Futile on Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:06 am

Justradios.com may help
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:59 am

Thanks.
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The dial on my 6t has a crack

Post by Electronhammer on Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:34 pm

Here is a pic of the dial on my Motorola 6T. I need to replace the cracked dial. Is there a good source for reproductions or am I pretty much SOL?
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Bill Cahill on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:09 pm

No replacements that I'm aware of.....
Anyone else know any different?
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Transformer transformation

Post by Electronhammer on Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:36 pm

Well I have spent a little time cleaning up the transformer from my 6T. Here are a few pics. The pics don't really show it, but I took off the old paint and only painted the middle and base parts of the two halves black. The outer portion I polished to a near mirror shine. I need to polish it out just a bit more, but I am pretty pleased with the out come. I will post another pic when the transformer is all back together.
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Alfred Corbin on Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:30 pm

Hammer: For excellent replacement dials, try Mark Oppat. If Mark can't help, you can re-create the dial on a computer drafting program and take it to a place like Office Depot, where they can make a photo copy on plastic that you can cut and drill asreq.

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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:55 pm

Ok. Thanks for the info.. This particular dial needs to be somewhat transparent.
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Transformer transformation is complete (w/pics)

Post by Electronhammer on Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Well I finally got the transformer back together. I set it on the chassis just to see how she looked. And a before shot. And a after shot again.
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The chassis

Post by Electronhammer on Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:26 pm

I have pretty much stripped the upper part of the chassis of its parts, done some initial cleaning. I will clean the chassis a bit more and then reinstall the coil cans and then start working on the wiring side of it. I think things are coming along nicely.
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Bill Cahill on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:46 am

How's the radio coming along? Haven't heard from you for awhile....
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Re: Motorola 6T resto

Post by Electronhammer on Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:52 am

It's coming along. As you can see from the previous post of mine in this thread, the upper part of the chassis is pretty well void of parts. A little bit more cleaning and polishing on the chassis and the tuner(trimmer assembly) and I will be ready to install some of the parts on the upper chassis and then finish the recapping. I try to do a little each day. Thank you for the inquiry.
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