Restoring an old Hi Fi console: what's involved?

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Restoring an old Hi Fi console: what's involved?

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From my website, here's a step by step restoration of a Westinghouse console:
https://technosaurus.neocities.org/West ... /index.htm.
I restored the amp and tuner and Hi-Fi-Mogul did the changer restoration.

More of my projects here:
https://technosaurus.neocities.org
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dave1138 wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:55 am From my website, here's a step by step restoration of a Westinghouse console:
https://technosaurus.neocities.org/West ... /index.htm.
I restored the amp and tuner and Hi-Fi-Mogul did the changer restoration.

More of my projects here:
https://technosaurus.neocities.org
Nice photos of cool radios.

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Post: # 2258Post William »

Nice job, Dave. The copper colored chassis in the Westinghouse reminds me of Motorola chassis. I bet it sounds great. Thanks for sharing your site and work.

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Post: # 2264Post electra225 »

There was a lot of work involved in your presentation, with plenty of good information. Thanks for sharing, Dave!
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nice job !... nice little console!
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Post: # 2331Post Motorola minion »

Nice pictures and step by step disassembly. This Westinghouse is a great example of a worthy restoration.
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Post: # 2423Post SeniorSteve »

Dave1138, excellent job of documenting the process. Very nicely done!
I enjoyed reading through the entire thread.
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That's just the presentation that a novice needs to see! Nice work.
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"You Can Be Sure If It's Westinghouse"
Nice job Dave. Look's great!

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Post: # 7686Post Motorola minion »

I liked the Westinghouse presentation. Keep up the good work. I really liked the testing of the transformers.

As a kid, I had the guts of a Motorola SK32, three channel 6BQ5 amp. Thought it sounded great but only recently discovered after pulling the amp out of my spare parts, the center channel had open winding on primary side of the OPT :oops: no wonder I did not witness the full effect and blow the 10" TV speaker I was using on it.

We all have slightly differing methods and I have found that depending on how neglected a record player is or how cooked a chassis can be, its different things that need attention, even on the same models. Other than bad caps, there don't seem to be many Deja vu moments on my bench, odd as that sounds.
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Post: # 8390Post Hydrolastic »

Hello Dave. I love your website! I already had it bookmarked and the "dinosaur"! Love your Tv's that philaharmonic is awesome or the 55 zenith, The blackdial zenith collection is fantastic. So glad your here I will be bugging you guys when I try to get the magnavox Continental going. The Sterorama has quit so only one of the consoles is running now. Hydro
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Post: # 8545Post dave1138 »

Thanks, building the website was fun and a good way share information on restorations.
I learned a lot over the years on various antique electronics sites just from reading and got through
some tough problems by asking more experienced members. Help here is dispensed freely just for asking, so
feel free to ask anything. We were all new once so there are no dumb questions.
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