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 Post subject: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 8:03 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pilot-Radio-an ... SwttFeeSYz


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 8:43 pm 
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I'm watching it too, may be worth the starting bid in better times.


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 8:57 pm 
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Great radio! Rotten time to sell it....I just noticed that the dial escutcheon isn't quite centered on the panel opening. Maybe factory, but a small flag for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 10:27 pm 
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Pretty radio! I'm watching it too. Probably won't bid though.

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Tue 24, 2020 11:36 pm 
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Why is everybody getting so excited over a hack up cabinet, of some other brand name radio, which is currently housing a Pilot radio chassis? Does nobody see the extra jewels which are mounted where the old controls used to be and mounting holes that don't match up with the escutcheon. Yeah, it's pretty alright, pretty hacked up.

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 12:10 am 
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Why is everybody getting so excited over a hack up cabinet, of some other brand name radio, which is currently housing a Pilot radio chassis? Does nobody see the extra jewels which are mounted where the old controls used to be and mounting holes that don't match up with the escutcheon. Yeah, it's pretty alright, pretty hacked up.

Come on Michael. Tell us how you really feel..... :o :o


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 4:35 am 
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Actually no, since I wasn't planning to bid, I hadn't looked closely.

The photo is pretty dark, too. I tried to brighten it up a bit, but it wants to get noisy.

The escutcheon is off-center, and there are a couple visible holes from the previous escutcheon.

Sigh. Any idea what radio the cabinet came from?


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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palegreenthumb wrote:
Actually no, since I wasn't planning to bid, I hadn't looked closely.

The photo is pretty dark, too. I tried to brighten it up a bit, but it wants to get noisy.

The escutcheon is off-center, and there are a couple visible holes from the previous escutcheon.

Sigh. Any idea what radio the cabinet came from?

No, but you have a very good eye. Something was drawing me towards that area when I first viewed it. I wouldn't be surprised that the seller particularly left the flash off to make the situation less noticeable. I personally would no touch the set after seeing that unless it was very cheap. It could have a totally incorrect chassis or parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 3:33 pm 
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Any idea what set the cabinet belongs too?


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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Not sure, but here is another.

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 6:49 pm 
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Steve, how did you ever track down this post from 13 years ago? Impressive!


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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The cabinet struck me as possibly a Clarion, so I searched Clarion Cathedral Radio and found it right off.
Clearly Peter felt the same, but the identity wasn't confirmed then either.

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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I'm sure this paper tag will tell you enough to ID the cabinet.


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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I see SUPERHETERODYNE at the top and maybe BRC ar the bottom?

An early Belmont?

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Wed 25, 2020 10:05 pm 
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Peter still may have it


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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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It kind of looks like something that could have been made by Sentinel. Just my guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
PostPosted: Mar Thu 26, 2020 12:12 am 
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The chassis is a Pilot 40174 chassis. When you search that radio, here is what it looks like.....
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 Post subject: Re: Impressive Pilot cathedral radio
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It's in my garage attic, I think, but I've just had knee surgery and wouldn't be able to get up there :(

It had no tags on it.

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