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Post by b_body_bill on Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:38 am

Just picked up a new project. It is a  Radiola-80 that I found at a yard sale for 15 dollars. I will be needing some help with this one because it is older than anything I have ever worked on (out of my comfort zone). I will post some pictures asap and start on it when I get the Zenith 7J323 off the bench. Is there any problem areas I should be looking for? All advise is welcome.
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Re: Radiola-80

Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:05 am

Yep. capacitors, chokes, transformers, resistors, and, much of that is encased in boxes of tar, or, in the case of earlier ones, bees wax.
Nice radio, but, not the easiest sets to work on.

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Post by b_body_bill on Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:10 am

Thanks Bill. I guess that I  need to get my feet wet sooner or later. Also have a Zenith and a Philco from about the same time period that I need to do but they are more or less basket cases. This one may be also but for 15 dollars I don't think I could go wrong. Wish me luck
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Post by Bill Cahill on Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:15 pm

Good luck.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:10 pm

That was a very good buy! Hands down!
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