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Old 12th Jul 2018, 10:52 pm   #1
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Default Socket to me (sorry)...

This (image attached) is a McMurdo octal socket. It connects the two chassis (RF and Power) together in a Murphy A188C console radio receiver.

Q. Has anyone any useful thoughts as to how two separate the two halves without damaging it - or even better has succeeded in doing so?

Any advice most gratefully received.

Many thanks
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 11:22 pm   #2
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Default Re: Socket to me (sorry)...

The metal top just pushes on. The socket will be a regular octal part without the flange that screws to the chassis. I bought some male ones to make adapters to replace an octal valve with a more modern one. The one you has a groove around the edge and a slot for the pip.
Mine are a little bit less meaty and do not have the depth for the groove that the indent close to the slot fits in on yours. There will be a notch for the pip.
It should pull off.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 12:08 am   #3
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Default Re: Socket to me (sorry)...

This one is 11 pin, but the shell looks identical


Broad bladed screwdriver in the radial slot and twist until the shell moves > 1mm then use a smaller tool to ease the shell back all around the circumference pushing the cable through the grommet at the same time

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I was probably being over cautious.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 12:27 am   #4
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That is exactly what I expected to see.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 11:25 pm   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions people
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