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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 palegreenthumb Oct 6. 102 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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Todd Scrivens left a comment for Robert Feenstra
"Robert, Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here. …"
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Robert Feenstra commented on Brad Winder's photo
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Pointer dial Philharmonic inside

"Brad, did you have this Philharmonic re-chromed or did you find it in this condition?  I'm looking at the coil shields.  I need to get my 16's shields re-chromed but don't dare."
Oct 7
Robert Feenstra left a comment for Todd Scrivens
"Welcome Todd!  You're going to find a wealth of info here.  Several people here are VERY knowledgeable on these radios.  I've learned a lot."
Oct 7
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Thanks David.  So, bottom line, is it worth the effort?  Or, is a long wire (which I already have) close enough in performance that I wouldn't notice that much difference?  I don't want to do a ton of work only to be…"
Oct 6
palegreenthumb replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Thanks!  I just ordered one too. -Rodney"
Oct 6
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"David, your second comment came in as I was typing the response.  So, some sort of coupler would be necessary to properly match up the antenna to the radio.  Perhaps there are other sources of info on similar antennas that could give a…"
Oct 5
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Thanks David.  So I presume I could use this antenna on the Scott 16 without any coupler at all.  It would seem to me that this antenna is somewhat directional.  True?"
Oct 5
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I've been keeping my eyes open for a sacrificial Emerson radio with the same pointer.  I think I can figure out how to lengthen the pointer."
Oct 5
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Setting up the antenna is no problem.  They talk about some sort of coupler between the antenna lead in wires and the antenna terminals on the radio.  I assume it is some sort of matching transformer.  The articles refer to a figure 4…"
Oct 5
Brad Winder replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I too am missing the correct dial pointer for my 16. I found one that is the exact design, but the pointer arms are shorter. Seems that Fairbanks-Morse and Emerson used the same pointer on some of their console chassis..."
Oct 5
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I'm still looking for the long pointer on the dial.  Until such time as I find one, this will have to do!"
Oct 4
Robert Feenstra commented on Kent King's status
"Excellent.  Is there info on the antenna coupler that connects the Super Antenna to the radio?  I may have room to set up such an antenna."
Oct 4
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"I found a belt that seems to work well.  It's a flat belt that is almost 1/4 inch wide.  I thought I might have to trim it but it just fits between the flanges.  Ordered a 9" circumference, an 8.8", and an…"
Oct 3
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Set about doing an alignment.  I suspect the IF was set at 455kc rather than 465kc. I had to turn the trimmers quite a bit to get it peaked at 465.  That put the dial off by about kc.  Everything has been adjusted and the dial…"
Oct 3
Robert Feenstra replied to Robert Feenstra's discussion New member - Scott 16
"Thanks! I think I'll have the cabinet professionally done.  I dont want to mess it up!"
Sep 30

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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

At 10:32pm on October 17, 2018, Todd Scrivens said…

Robert,

Thank you for the warm welcome.  My apologies for the delay in my reply but i'm not only new here but relatively new to discussion groups, forums etc. You are absolutely correct when you said that a lot can be learned here.  Been here a short time and I've already learned a lot.

Todd 

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