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Old 10th Aug 2021, 6:13 pm   #21
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Default Re: Portadyne CG.68 Radiogram.

Well its all back together & its working rather well I think. The pick up sound quality is as good as I think it could be, not that I've heard a similar one before. The radio works well. I had to work out what the 8 trimers did before performing the alignment, no slugs here, apart from the 4 usual I.F's ones. You can see the usual pile of bits attached. I just now have to decide now how to approach the condition of the cabinet.

One question, I seem to be missing part of the clamp arrangement on the four knobs see attached, any images someone could point me too?, they all have the usual grub screw.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 7:46 am   #22
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Default Re: Portadyne CG.68 Radiogram.

I haven't see that design before but if the screw protrudes into the flat part of the hole should there be a piece of metal in there for it to push against onto the flat of the shaft?
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 11:06 am   #23
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Paul. Yes I think so. Im sure I've seen something similar, with a "U" shaped piece of spring steel. It does work as it is but not particularly well. I may just have to make up 4x small pieces of sheet metal and slide that in.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 12:44 pm   #24
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Default Re: Portadyne CG.68 Radiogram.

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Really only suitable for 78 records. John.
Looking at the turntable I would imagine it can only play 78 rpm records anyway.
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Old 12th Aug 2021, 3:15 pm   #25
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Default Re: Portadyne CG.68 Radiogram.

I originally thought of the U shaped spring type but as far as I know they never had a screw as well
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 7:44 am   #26
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Just to wrap up this thread. The case has been polished. I made up small plates for the knobs, they retain well now. The performance is better than I expected, so job done. Thanks to all the contributors of this thread. Now whats next on the to-do shelf? Colin.
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 8:47 am   #27
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That looks really good. It is a lucky survivor!
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Old 29th Aug 2021, 9:35 am   #28
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Thanks Paul. It Is always satisfying to learn a new skill. With the Portadyne it was the cartridge rebuild. My last restore I had to remove and refit a speaker cone, which I had never done before. A great hobby! Colin
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