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 Post subject: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Tue 24, 2021 1:28 pm 
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Hi.
I hope this is the right area for this.

I have a late 60's Philco Ford console stereo that I'm looking for info on. The model is HC 32 T. The turntable is a VM and I read that they changed in 1970. That's how I came up with late 60s, as well as I remember my parents buying it in late 60's early 70's. There is a tag on the radio circuit board, 118813.
Does anyone have any info on this?
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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Tue 24, 2021 11:13 pm 
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It's highly unlikely that you will ever find service information for that console.

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Tue 24, 2021 11:47 pm 
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See if you can make contact with radiotvphononut on YouTube. He might be able to help.

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Wed 25, 2021 1:40 am 
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not that it matters that you cant find service info.
just treat it like a big transistor radio.
same restoration procedure just has more parts.
being Canadian complicates it some when seeking info.
just recap,clean pots,switches,solder joints,ect.
probably have hardened lube in the turntable so have to clean and lube.


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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Wed 25, 2021 7:41 pm 
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Philco ended up as one of the Philips brands, along with Magnavox. Not sure if this helps or not,

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Sat 28, 2021 10:29 pm 
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Thanks for the replies. I did go over the turntable and it's working fine except the idler is dried and hard as a rock.
I did the caps on the radio and it was working fine other than it probably needs alignment, until last week the AM side started squealing like crazy. I guess I missed a cap. lol I'll fix that and unless I find some info, I also think is doubtful, it'll do the way it is.

Thanks for the tip on radiotvphononut on youtube John. I'll do that.


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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 2:24 pm 
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Thevoiceofmusic(dot com) has the idler wheels for most of those old Voice of Music console phonos.

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
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There are also a few places that can still rebuild your drive tire

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Aug Mon 30, 2021 10:25 pm 
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I've found the idler wheel on the voice of music, but it would be $60US (30 for the wheel and 30 shipping) so I'm going to wait till I have a few things to get. There's a Marconi 337 sitting in my basement along with a big old Westinghouse console that I might or might not do.


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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
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That’s just the problem. With the cost of parts/components today it’s hard to justify putting a lot of money into audio items that aren’t popular or have a lot of market value. I have my Bell solid state receiver project on hold for just this reason, it will cost a lot more for quality capacitors now than what the whole thing will ever be worth, and I have a whole pile of sentimental “labors of love” that would do nothing but empty the wallet. I see many of these types of items that were fetching good $ a couple of years ago selling for next to nothing today, if they sell at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
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if that idler is ok other than being hard dunk it in brake fluid and let it sit a day.
check it periodically to make sure you dont oversoften.
used to be a product called re grip.
havnt seen it in forever.
it would do the same.
nothing to lose and $60 to gain!


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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Sep Wed 01, 2021 1:16 pm 
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I soaked it in Rubber Renue for half hour. It didn't make any difference. So, I stuck in back in overnight. Forgot about it in there. Don't ever do that. It blew it apart.


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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Sep Wed 01, 2021 6:12 pm 
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You may be able to remove the tire and take the wheel to the hardware store to find an o-ring that will fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Late 60s Philco Ford console
PostPosted: Sep Wed 01, 2021 6:27 pm 
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I'll keep any eye out for something that might work, but I think eventually I'll by sending it in to VM. It's only money and ya can't take it with ya.


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