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 Post subject: Zenith Band Switch Linkage
PostPosted: Feb Sun 08, 2015 9:41 pm 
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If you are a purist, move along to another topic.

The pot metal in Zenith band switch linkages is a weak spot as I found out in my 8S661. Here is a photo of my fix. The L shaped piece was taken from an element mount on a trashed roof top TV antenna, bent to fit, attached to the switch shaft with a hose clamp, and then pop riveted to the linkage arm.

I could have looked for a replacement piece but pot metal just continues to deteriorate and I wanted to fix it once and only once.

Dick


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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Band Switch Linkage
PostPosted: Feb Wed 11, 2015 6:15 am 
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Great and easy solution.
Not OEM, but unless one can do the castings, that should last many years.
Great idea!

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 Post subject: Re: Zenith Band Switch Linkage
PostPosted: Feb Sat 14, 2015 5:02 pm 
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Nothing wrong with an honest repair. You can also silver solder or braze the new arm to a small sleeve made from copper tubing with an ID suitable to slip over the broken pot metal part, and epoxy the two pieces together.

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