So what is happening with the radio you started rebuilding about 30 pages ago?
It's right here. It got put on hold because I need to dump about $100 into it. I've another radio on the bench that I need to finish first. I got going with them then they got placed on indefinite pause.
I do have a circuit board for it coming (in the next month hopefully, on the slow boat + quarantine from China) so I'll try make some progress with that once it arrives.
This one has just gone back on the move; recently retrofitted a 4-pin socket for the vibrator, which had been replaced with a solid state version for reliability but that operates at 400Hz rather than 70Hz so the HT damping capacitor needed to be changed in value to accommodate that (on order, missing from the spring clip bottom right) because it makes the speaker hum between stations.
I have an elderly Ferranti transistor radio that I have been intending to gut and replace the innards with those from a cheap Bluetooth speaker. Be really interested in seeing an alternative way around doing it.
So, does that Bluetooth module interrupt the radio input to the amp?
It does. There's a little relay on the board that disconnects the radio input and selects the Bluetooth when it's connected.
Fully automatic. I unwired and then connected the input to the volume pot to the Bluetooth board; output connects to the volume pot. Powered off the BT board is in bypass mode and the radio still works. I wanted to have the AM radio do all the AM radio things it did from the factory but have the option of a wireless audio in for when there's nothing worth listening to on AM.
The roof has some really bad lacquer leprosy. I tried to have a go at the edges on this side (the worst side).
Tried to blend the edges with my DA, which isn't easy because the clear is thick and the color thin.
Well, that looks pretty crappy. Unfortunately there will be a color difference on this side, the paint faded (think the car was parked one way round for a long while).
Wiped down and laid an experimental coat of clear on the boundary. Shall wait for that to dry and try flatting it back and see how horrible it looks. Really the only genuine rescue for this will be to take it all back and put new color on. For now, just trying to make it look a little better.
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