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Old 26th May 2020, 12:41 pm   #1
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Finished the second , one at last ,the chroming was the problem , due to the rust /pitting ,a company in Nottingham finally , sorted it to my satisfaction .
The one on the left was a real mess ,very rusty chassis and case , the chassis was striped of all components , cleaned all the rust off ,primed and top coated, the speakers had been eaten away by mice ,just the cones that is , that rendered the speakers speechless ,as were the mice there were three of them complete skeletons ,not sure if they were blind before there demise !
Anyway on re assembly the radio worked first time , having replaced all the usual capacitors . Mick.
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Old 27th May 2020, 10:56 am   #2
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Serious bling! Love them.
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Old 27th May 2020, 6:34 pm   #3
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I love them too, but you must be rolling in money.


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Old 27th May 2020, 6:36 pm   #4
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Spectacular. i do wonder how much the chroming cost...? Getting single items done tends to be expensive..

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Old 27th May 2020, 7:11 pm   #5
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Great job.
No doubt you found a Chrome specialist by living life close to the Edge and using Firefox - ?

OK, OK - I'll just get me coat
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Old 27th May 2020, 7:46 pm   #6
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Seems to have both a mains transformer and a dropper resistor.

A lot too bling for my taste. Would go in a kitchen next to an original Dualit toaster, but nicely out of the ordinary.

Close to the edge? down by the river?

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Old 27th May 2020, 10:26 pm   #7
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Two fantastic looking wireless sets! I think even my wife wouldn't mind one of them in the lounge! Showing my ignorance what are they? I don't recognise SNR?
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Old 27th May 2020, 10:37 pm   #8
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Not real'y I am an OAP but I have a sideline restoring Juke Box amp's and power supplies a lot of work ,total rebuild painting the chassis etc. Mick.
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Old 27th May 2020, 10:42 pm   #9
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Spectacular. i do wonder how much the chroming cost...? Getting single items done tends to be expensive..

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The first one I restore the chroming cost 300 the second one, the one on the left they had a bit of a job with ,it ended up costing 350. I aim to fit Blue tooth to both radio's I hope it's money well spent .Mick.

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They are French .model Excelsior 52 . the wire wound in the bottom is a smoothing resistor , if I remember correctly .Mick.
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A lot too bling for my taste. Would go in a kitchen next to an original Dualit toaster, but nicely out of the ordinary.

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Old 28th May 2020, 8:58 am   #12
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Very clever , get a patent on it ,before the Italians see it . Mick.
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