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In Topic: Advent 400 table radio

07 August 2015 - 03:59 AM

Kent, you are quite welcome! I knew if it could light up faded auto side molding

(which nothing else but paint will do), I suspected it could help you. I hadn't

considered using it on vinyl siding, but it apparently shines up quite a few

different kinds of surfaces.

In Topic: Advent 400 table radio

24 July 2015 - 06:18 AM

Kent, for the knobs, there's a product called Wipe New

that might restore their look. It's basically a thin acrylic

clear coat for restoring the finish on bumpers and cladding.

I've used a similar product to restore fogged plastic



Here's a Consumer Reports test (on a car :-))

In Topic: Would the inspector be pleased?

17 July 2015 - 06:22 AM

Striking design, beautiful execution.

In Topic: Can an AR2a cabinet be modified to accept AR3a drivers?

22 June 2015 - 06:12 PM

Measurements suggest the AR3a woofer is likely to fit the AR2ax cabinet.

The 2ax grille opening is 12"; the 3a grille opening and flat sides of the 

woofer are both about 11-1/4". That woofer is 12" diameter otherwise-

vertical space on the 2ax cabinet looks adequate to handle it.

In Topic: Ever see a Heathkit AS-103?

19 June 2015 - 11:03 PM

I just drilled the pressed side of the rivet out or off, I guess- the end that

faces the outside. Yes, I just used a(n apparently) stainless steel nut and

bolt. It's what I had on hand at that moment.


And that is the good side of the disc. It's what I described- lost some of its

plating and had some corrosion on one edge. It tested good, though, through

all its travel even with a half-eaten wiper, except at each extreme. Those 

terminals holding the wire coil needed attention, but I didn't want to

disturb them (the pot in the upper picture).


Obviously this is more for personal use. I wouldn't want, if I was in the biz,

to send this out the door. But I'm a tinkerer, so I took the challenge.