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 Post subject: Arvin Radio ID
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 10:05 pm 
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I believe that this is an Arvin model 517 C Rhythm Junior 5 tube radio, or so the Internet says...the paper label ID on the inside of the cabinet on mine is missing. I need the schematic for it to begin restoration. Is it in fact a 517 C? I can find the schematic for a 517 but not a 517 C. If not, what is the "C" designation? Are there any electrical differences between a 517 and a 517 C? My radio tube lineup matches the 517.

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Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
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Does the set work right now? You don't need a print to be able to change out the filter caps. If it then works, you still don't need one to change out the wax caps, and alignment procedures are pretty universal.

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 10:21 pm 
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The radio is not working right now...my SOP is to always work from a schematic whenever possible. So, I pulled the chassis and it has a DIY Donald Duck Capacitor "Can"!



:o :roll: :lol:

Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
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Now that takes the prize for creativity!

Ought to be able to sell that for quite a bit........

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 10:34 pm 
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It employs the same chassis. C denotes cube... :)

Rider 1937 • Arvin pages...
7-19: http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0060.pdf
7-20: http://americanradiohistory.com/hd2/IDX ... e-0061.pdf

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
PostPosted: Jun Tue 18, 2019 10:39 pm 
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That home brew cap is amazing!

I would say to trace some of the wiring, and if it's the same as the 517 print, then use it.

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
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Wow, you almost "must" restuff the paper wax caps on that one. They're all vertical in the chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
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That Donald Duck cap can is very creative, not like some of the Mickey Mouse repairs we've seen. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin Radio ID (Pictured)
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OK, all done. I have it playing and it sounds pretty good. Greg, thanks for the schematic. Oh, and the Donald Capacitor Can stays!

BTW, the traveling band dial lamps are really pretty cool to observe. They follows the dial pointer, are band specific in that they switch illuminated lamps with the band selector. They are separate and apart from the lamps that illuminate the dial from the sides!

:D :D :D

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