a new "treasure" has arrived....35 Euros and the big question is:
restoring or keeping it for parts ? I have done a foto shoot as a first impression, so bear with me there will
be a number of pics uploaded !
this was obviously the top-side - woodwork is intact, just needs a bit of oil to freshen up.
what is not so nice are the loose buttons......
a better view of those damn buttons !
here they are bottoms up - I wonder what is in their grooves ? is this original left-overs from their attachment fitting ??
moving to the far top right - all seems fine, no major scratches and complete with the pre-set cover
having a look under the pre-set cover and a play with the pre-set trimmers...the first discovered problem: only two are adjustable, the rest wont move
with their finger wheel turing but not the attached axle :-((
and here close up the two center ones as an example....have to take them off the board an probably re-glue the finger wheel ?!!
lifting up that pre-set box shows what years of garage storing can do...shame the cleaning lady is on vacation !!
moving on inside - have a look at the sliding rod for the dial arm !! cleaning, lube-job.....the dial cord simply slips through without
moving the dial arm assembly on its rod !
same issue from a different angle !
corrosion where its due....but here ? totally unneccessary !! the next issue, a broken wire for the dial arm illumination ??
some good news, the dial cord is still in one piece and attached :-))
let's have a couple of views on various boards and enjoy the incredible dust-cover !!!
not to mention those replaced power transistors, which are obviously not the original ones ?!?!?!
and here the right side !
a final one (have more if you curious ?) to enjoy