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Robert Feenstra
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Scott 16A capacitors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jun 9. 17 Replies

While I wait for some re-chroming to get finished on my Scott 16, I decided to start on my 16A.Question: There are a LOT of Tobe and Sangamo molded capacitors in this thing.  What are they, Mica or…Continue

New member - Scott 16

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Feenstra Jun 24. 85 Replies

 I just got into this fascinating hobby.  Just redid a couple of radios I grew up with - a Majestic 1941, and Philco Model14 - 1933, chassis only. Now working on a Philco 96, 1930.  I decided I…Continue

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Robert Feenstra left a comment for Robert Mytnik
"If you are willing to sell parts, I'm interested in the the wooden front panel. Let me know!"
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Robert Feenstra left a comment for Scott Petersen
"Hi Scott.  You must have gotten a PM from James Pollard?  I did as well.  I suspect some sort of scam.  I emailed him using his given email and so far have not received a response.  It may have been a mistake to email him!"
Jul 3
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"The tube shields are aluminum so I they will polish up.  It's the coil shields that are chromed aluminum.  They have some bubbles in the chrome that I was hoping to get rid of.  I just don't dare take the chance getting them…"
Jun 24
David C. Poland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"FYI. - Two different versions of tube shields are seen on the Scott 16. Aluminum which will polish up pretty well with Mothers Mag Polish. The other version are heftier and are chrome plated, evidently what you have.. I have seen both type. They are…"
Jun 23
Russ Webb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I wish that I had kept the 2 that were destroyed for further analysis. They looked like corroded zinc but could have been aluminum too. The plater did not know what they were made of."
Jun 23
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"They would probably do that but, after a bit of research, I decided to not let them do anything to them.  I'll polish them.  the problem is that there are bubbles in the chrome where it has separated from the aluminum.  You…"
Jun 23
Russ Webb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"You can probably get away with having them polished - then wax them. I am surprised that the shop did not offer to do this."
Jun 22
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Remember, that was just for the tuner chassis, not the amp/ps.  I did not get the cans chromed since they are out of aluminum.  This shop cannot do aluminum.  They said that the cans would be destroyed.  Not sure what I'm…"
Jun 22
Russ Webb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"That is a good price. Did you get the cans chromed?"
Jun 22
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"There is a small shop in Muskegon, MI, about 25 miles from me, that specializes in small pieces for auto, boats, etc.  Not cheap!  These 2 pieces cost me $375.  The power supply/amp chassis cost me more as there was a lot of small…"
Jun 22
Kent King replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I'm curious, where did you get it done and what was the cost? It looks great! Kent"
Jun 22
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I got the chassis back from the chrome shop.  Real purdy! Now to start the reconstruction.  It's going to be a challenge to set all of the rivets without scratching the chrome!  I'll probably tape it all up except where the…"
Jun 21
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Thanks guys.  Norman, all of the domino caps have been changed and the noise reduction circuit does work...I think.  I can tell that there is some gated treble reduction on one of the settings.  I can't find any info on…"
Jun 9
Norman S Braithwaite replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Modifications are here... http://ehscott.ning.com/photo/albums/scott-800b-art-cabinet But they do not apply for the Metropolitan 16A.  Have you replaced the black dominoe capacitors in the noise suppressor circuit?  They are wax…"
Jun 8
Joseph W Strickland replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"In the 16A the tone controls are placed between V6 a 6SL7G, the 2nd AF Amp., and V7 a 6J5 Audio Coupling. It does appear that the cathode resistor of the left half of the 6SL7 is a high value, perhaps 10K ohms (I can't quite make out the value…"
Jun 8
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion Scott 16A capacitors
"Hmmm. Can't seem to find the info on 800B tone modifications.  I looked at the schematic for the 800B and the circuit is considerably different, with the 16A being much more complicated.  The cathode of the 6SL7 that is involved with…"
Jun 8

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At 7:10am on January 7, 2018, Joseph W Strickland said…

Robert;

You are doing a great job on your 16! I too am amazed at the reduction in size of modern electrolytics. Lately I have been working on some Fisher tuners from the early 1960s. I am able to find high voltage rated individual electrolytics that easily fit inside the typical size multi-section electrolytics used in those products. Mike Hadley has an excellent thread on making the dogbone resistors and also making replacement bezels. Of course if you can find someone who has already reproduced the one you need, go for it. It is encouraging to others to see how well many of these radios are being restored!

Keep us updated.

Joe

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