Hi all! So I'm the proud owner of an Allwave Deluxe that I picked up at the NWVRS swap meet last weekend near Portland, OR.I'm not new to restoring antique radios - but this is my first EH Scott. I'm…Continue
"Thanks Mike and David.
I measured the remaining bit of tuning indicator wire as 0.64mm (=0.0252") in diameter. I ordered a 10ft length of Size 11 piano wire (0.026") from eBay.Here is what I fashioned:
And here it is installed:
"Good news that your radio played during the test power up.
As per Mike's comment, on my AW-12, that stiff wire is secured to the back of the bottom of the dial mechanism.
The stiff wire is supposed to be "L" shaped at the…"
have a look at john ketrons photo's restoring an allwave fifteen, in the photo's section on this site, photo#61 shows the dial with lamp tuning meter and scale, yours will be very similar.
just a few observations,
the wire that olds your dial lamp is what remains of the tuning dial pointer, looks like a spring wire an inverted L in shape,
it goes between the bulb and the dial to throw a shadow across the middle, a length of…"
"A few questions:
Do you know the correct lamp type for the dial? The one that it came with seems quite dim for the job.
This length of springy wire seems like it's used to secure the lamp?
I couldn't find any threaded hole where…"
"Thanks for your advice David!
I've made some good progress on the electrical restoration.
Power / Amp Chassis
Electrolytics replaced with 10uF 630V film caps
1/2uF bathtub cap and 2uF (I think) cubical cap replaced
Frayed power cord…"
"Until you locate a tuning meter, be sure to connect the "sniped leads" together. The tuning meter is in series with the B+ line to the plate of the Wunderlich tube. See circuit diagram.
My AW-12 has a 2 lug terminal strip mounted on left…"
"I'm finally now beginning the restoration of the Allwave Deluxe.
David - that Turtle chrome polish is great stuff. I ordered a bottle and spent some time getting the dust and dirt off and everything polished.
There are still a couple of rust…"