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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
PostPosted: Sep Tue 26, 2017 6:26 pm 
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That's great Peter.
The turn table has a rubber idler wheel. I cleaned it up good.
Tightened up the spring, and lubed the wheel.
The turn table drags with a record on it.
The idler wheel turns a little stiff, even after some light oil lube.
Don't know what else to do.

other than that...I don't know either... maybe other forums here or elsewhere?



I did check other forums and found some good ideas. One idea is to soak in dish washing liquid.
Then dry and very lightly sand off the edges. I am afraid of sanding it uneven and causing a
flat spot. There are places that renew idler wheels for about 40 bucks.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
PostPosted: Sep Wed 27, 2017 1:59 am 
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I got it working better. Plays record with a little drag, ejects better. I soaked the wheel in Dawn dish washing soap.
The rubber felt softer.
Right now it is soaking in brake fluid. See how that works.
I got my Heathkit FM3. Will open a new thread for that.
It needs repair.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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Go here for the FM3 restoration. I am sure to have questions.
http://antiqueradios.com/forums/posting ... e=post&f=6

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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john8750 wrote:
I got it working better. Plays record with a little drag, ejects better. I soaked the wheel in Dawn dish washing soap.
The rubber felt softer.
Right now it is soaking in brake fluid. See how that works.
I got my Heathkit FM3. Will open a new thread for that.
It needs repair.



The brake fluid was the best idea. Working normal now. The closest model I could find, going by looks is a Garrard 'AT6'

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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What have you done with the face plates for the two amps and do you still need the other 3 matching knobs?
I found them today and could mail 'em if you still really need them.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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Pbpix wrote:
What have you done with the face plates for the two amps and do you still need the other 3 matching knobs?
I found them today and could mail 'em if you still really need them.



I really do need those knobs Peter. I cant find a good source for them.
I have the face plates ready to go on the front board. The front will be
built in to the FM3, with a selector switch, power switch, and pilot light.
Will get some photos.
Thank you again Peter, a very enjoyable project.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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Wow Peter. Just got the knobs in the mail today. That was fast. Thank you.
I will send some photos of the completed unit.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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Wow Peter. Just got the knobs in the mail today. That was fast. Thank you.
I will send some photos of the completed unit.

I sent them out the day I sent you the post about them.

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 Post subject: Re: Philco amp re-build.
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Pbpix wrote:
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Wow Peter. Just got the knobs in the mail today. That was fast. Thank you.
I will send some photos of the completed unit.

I sent them out the day I sent you the post about them.



You are the Man. I will get back to the Philcos soon. I need to do some other work, but wont take long.
BTW, those little amps are very presentable for average listening.

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