"The bandswitch gear boxes employed in the Allwave Deluxe, Allwave Fifteen, and Full Range High Fidelity (AW-23, AW-27) receivers are chrome plated pot metal. Most were cast using a good alloy but some made during the run of Allwave Fifteen…"
"We now arrive at the final part of this AW-15 electrical restoration, the underside of the tuner chassis. After removing the coil wheel I noticed a small chunk of the supporting bracket missing (right side of the shaft). I found the…"
If I send my chassis over could you do the same for me,
Nice work, your chrome looks much better than mine, (stored damp, lots of rust) I also found that the two 3uf caps to be in good order, not bad for 83 years, have you stuffed the…"
"After re-installing the grid caps and coil shields, I completed a final polishing of the tuner chassis. The chrome really stands out once polished. I must say, it took hours doing it by hand. A labor of love I suppose!
"Thank you Thomas, I will do this. Looks as though the tab that protrudes from the can is soldered to the braided strap. I will de-solder this section as well when disassembling. Everything is shielded so well! …"
"Jon - have you printed/read the 14 page Technical Service Data on the AW-15?
It is in Scott Info Archives in the set folder for the AW-15. It mentions a number of things including removal of the coil wheel.
To repeat Norman's…"
"Jon: Unsolder the cap and gently pull the lead thru the can while lifting the can from the chassis. On my Allwave 23 the cans are a pretty tight fit. I added a length of wire to the lead to put it back thru the can, then unsoldered the extra wire…"
"Per the parts diagram, there looks to be several wax paper caps that will need to be changed on the top side of the chassis. One cap resides within just about each coil shield. The grid cap lead looks to be soldered to the supporting…"
"Place the bandswitch in the broadcast band position and note the position of the turret. Do not rotate the bandswitch while the turret is removed and replace the turret in the same position as it had been when removed. Rotation of the…"
"Now with the power amp complete, I have moved onto the last part of this electrical restoration. Everything underneath looks untouched after all these years. Someone must of been inside this chassis at one point though. The…"