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Emerson AP 185

New into the shop this Emersion 185 three band radio.  Short Wave, BC and Long Wave.  Although this has some chassis work already done it will receive the Full Monty!  See below:


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As Received

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Dim Bulb Testing proved all the transformers are working.  

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Mr. Jingles was here. 

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Some questionable solder joints.  

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They work but not up to what I prefer.

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I think the dial cord snapped and the tensioning spring can no longer fit.  I will replace the string. 

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I take pictures for my records. 

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A belt belongs in place of this dial string.

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Lots of rodent damage to the finish.  

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Test chassis

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Media blast with Aluminum Oxide. White sand works better (not shown).  Cuts faster. 

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Removed the pitted rust.

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Zinc primer drying after media blasting. 

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Looking for a replacement label.

I could not find one.  The original is made from Unobtainium. 

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A sprits of toned lacquer will make this white label look vintage. 





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Label printed on Manila file folder card board. 

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Tuning cap mounting hardware.  Not exactly the proper stuff.  

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Fabricated new spacers used with new grommets.

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This belt is too thick and binds when the dial scale mounting bracket is secured to the hole left of the tuning knob shaft. It needs a flat belt not square. 




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