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Current Restoration - Progress

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Gary Breaux's Vintage Philco Radios

As the restoration progresses, least I hope for progress, I will post the sequences here.

Please check back!

First thing; New Electrolytic Capacitors
New Electrolytic Capacitord
Old Caps Left In Place to Preserve Appearance

(1). With the recap of the electrolytics complete, the hum has stopped.

 

(2). Next step is to determine why the Second R.F. - 24 tube does not "light" (see the schematic).

 

(3). Upon simple testing the tube is found to be "bad", even after trying the various tube restoration steps. (In my experience faulty tubes are rare.) After tube replacement the set now receives with good sensitivity and great volume. Next step, continue capacitor replacement and resistor checking.

 

(4). Restoration of the bypass capacitor block. Click here for details.