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Old 14th Sep 2021, 9:07 pm   #81
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Default Re: Ferguson 3216 Reel to Reel Check Out

Update to a previous main things still to do:-

1. Test recording - Complete, works well.
2. Retest tape counter - Complete, works well after clean and lubricate.
3. Investigate playback squeak - Seems to have gone away.
4. Investigate Fast Forward wind that struggles when Take Up spool is heavily loaded with tape - Fixed, now working very well.
5. Obtain and fit replacement DIN socket for the external speaker connection - Completed.
6. Repair damaged Perspex top panel - Partially done, still need to use black filler.
7. Repair top lid where front Perspex piece needs refitting - Completed.
8. Repair broken motor fan impeller blades - Completed.

New (to list) added:-

9. Investigate low HT voltage (lower than schematic value) - Not worried about this currently as valve electrode voltages are about right and everything appears to be working well, a job to do when lots of spare time available, so may never get looked at. My best bet is that replacing the Selenium bridge rectifier with silicon rectifier diodes would address.
10. Locate and replace the defective VU meter - Will be extremely dificult to find correct type.

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