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 Post subject: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 6:21 pm 
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Picked these two up at a garage sale a couple weeks ago. I see DEFINATE challenges in the future.


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 Post subject: Re: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Tue 14, 2021 9:50 pm 
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Good finds, and good luck. The E101 will give you lots of nice mechanical challenges too but will be worth it when it's done.


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 Post subject: Re: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 8:07 am 
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Of the two I would say that the G.E E-101, though more weathered, fared better. It looks like someone sat on the top, and broke the joint, but the veneer doesn't look chipped up. The Philco model 89, well that might be more of a challenge, the Autodyne oscillators can be stubborn to get going, some work fine, others are pigs.
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 Post subject: Re: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 3:05 pm 
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You lucked out....the GE has all its knobs. That color circuit is interesting and l bet techs hated it. Good luck with it! Craig


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 Post subject: Re: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Wed 15, 2021 3:33 pm 
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Arran, you are correct the GE E-101 although it is damaged in the top back, the veneer is still very much intact. The lacquer is easily being removed, very flakey. Next step is unscrew the base of the cabinet and try to strip away the paint and prepare for a new stain or paint........ haven't decided yet.

I hear ya about the Philco 89B, I haven't come up with a game plan yet. I just found an interesting article on the Philco 89 oscillator problems. https://www.philcorepairbench.com/model ... r-troubles


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 Post subject: Re: Garage find challenges
PostPosted: Sep Thu 16, 2021 8:24 am 
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jseabee wrote:
Arran, you are correct the GE E-101 although it is damaged in the top back, the veneer is still very much intact. The lacquer is easily being removed, very flakey. Next step is unscrew the base of the cabinet and try to strip away the paint and prepare for a new stain or paint........ haven't decided yet.

I hear ya about the Philco 89B, I haven't come up with a game plan yet. I just found an interesting article on the Philco 89 oscillator problems. https://www.philcorepairbench.com/model ... r-troubles


They likely used a tinted lacquer, a pigment based rather then a dye base, though it's possible that they used paint on the base of the G.E cabinet.
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