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PostPosted: Feb Fri 08, 2019 9:46 pm 
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I am new to the forum and know next to nothing about antique radios, so I apologize if I ask stupid questions.
I have a 1940's Firestone Air chief radio The lady could not remember the exact year. From my research it appears to be 1947 "The rhapsody" The lady I bought it from said it needs a new tube and needle. I am having a very hard time finding these parts, Can anyone tell me where I may be able to find these parts? Seems a lot of the site links that are here are for a Zenith radio. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 6:27 am 
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Don't plug it in until you service the radio. Damage can happen in just a few seconds. The seller may think it just needs a tube. How does she know and which tube is it? The tubes are most likely still good. What it does need is new filter capacitors first off. Then all the old dried out wax and paper ones. Controls and switches all need to be cleaned. That's a good start then worry about a weak or bad tube later.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 3:43 pm 
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Ah...the old 'It just needs a tube' line. Sorry, that is usually false, and needs the work thunderbird281 said. Tell us your location and maybe someone here can help out...If you have no experience in this stuff, don't blindly mess with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Parts
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 4:44 pm 
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Always reminds me of a group of young men peering into an engine compartment and eventually one pronounces " I think it needs points and condenser."
Also usually wrong...

Tell us your location and whether you are inclined to do the servicing yourself.

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PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 5:14 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Parts
PostPosted: Feb Sat 09, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Hi ?name?, and welcome to ARF.

Where are you located?
You might add that to your profile so it shows up in every post.

As thunderbird said, that set needs significant service before you plug it in.
It's quite probable that the tubes are all good, or at least serviceable.

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