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 Post subject: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 5:28 am 
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I was taking my set apart and when I was removing the chassis these two little tabs fell out. I can't figure out their purpose and where they should go. They seem to be tapped but I'm not sure and the penny is just along for the ride.
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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 7:25 am 
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Hi Ed,
I think your missing the middle probably about 1/4 metal strip that normally goes between the grill and the top section.
That curves around both sides and has two little screws on either side that screw into the chassis and probably your two tabs.


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Thanks, that was it and It fits perfectly,
Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 6:59 pm 
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Ed - Shaunp is correct that your Crown TR-333 is missing the metal strip that helps secure the grill to the case. You can see where the tabs are inserted into the 2 slots near the radio controls. I believe you could make a replacement strip from a piece of brass, although the grill on the Crown TR-333 seems to stay in place without the strip. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Jan Wed 31, 2018 10:22 pm 
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Another method to restore the cosmetics and give it a finished look would be to get a roll of brass or gold colored pinstripe tape with the correct width from an auto parts store.

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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Feb Thu 01, 2018 2:59 am 
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Sorry for the confusion guys, I have the strap but I didn't even notice that it wasn't on in an old picture.
When I took it apart I backed the screws all the way out and didn't know about the slots for the tabs.
Thanks again
Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 7:35 pm 
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Ed -The TR-333 is one of my favorite transistor radios as Crown used screws to secure the dial panel and metal strip instead of using glue or pins. Such a simple, but elegant design! - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Mark, I notice what looks like a little cylindrical spacer sitting on the grill of your set, does that go to the radio too?
Ed


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Feb Fri 02, 2018 10:15 pm 
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Ed - The spacer on the Crown TR-333 goes under the dial panel so that when you tighten the screw, it doesn't crack the plastic panel. - Mark


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 Post subject: Re: Crown TR-333
PostPosted: Feb Sat 03, 2018 12:11 am 
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Got it, thanks


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