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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Jan Wed 25, 2012 10:50 am 
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Carterofmars wrote:
I found polyester caps rated .47mfd/150v Does it matter if it's poly film cap or an electrolytic?


You bet it matters, and point 47 (.47) is not the same as 47.

As was previously suggested, 47 and 33 mfd at 150 or 160 WVDC; no decimal points, and no poly film for the filter caps. Electrolytics are replaced with like-kind.

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Jan Thu 26, 2012 8:17 pm 
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fifties wrote:
You bet it matters, and point 47 (.47) is not the same as 47.

As was previously suggested, 47 and 33 mfd at 150 or 160 WVDC; no decimal points, and no poly film for the filter caps. Electrolytics are replaced with like-kind.
There are dozens of places to buy the caps you need, but Oldradioparts (run by a forum member) is a good place:

Oldradioparts:
http://www.oldradioparts.net/caps_lytic.html

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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Jan Thu 26, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Eliot Ness wrote:
fifties wrote:
You bet it matters, and point 47 (.47) is not the same as 47.

As was previously suggested, 47 and 33 mfd at 150 or 160 WVDC; no decimal points, and no poly film for the filter caps. Electrolytics are replaced with like-kind.
There are dozens of places to buy the caps you need, but Oldradioparts (run by a forum member) is a good place:

Oldradioparts:
http://www.oldradioparts.net/caps_lytic.html


Wow, that is a coincidence. I was in touch with Mark yesterday. Really helpful and I have a bunch of caps heading my way.


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Feb Mon 06, 2012 4:30 am 
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Well... she's restored and playing loud and clear. 12au6 tube and dual canister electrolytic replacement did the trick. I did some touch up to the dial with white paint. Looks great!

Thanks for everyone's help.


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Feb Mon 13, 2012 5:56 am 
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Wanted to pop this one up as well...

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This set looks like new, and plays like new as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Arvin model 950T2
PostPosted: Feb Thu 16, 2012 9:12 am 
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Nice looking set.
I'd say about 99.99% it's bakelite. You can use the hot pin test. Heat up a pin, red hot, tochin tin a hidden place inside the cabinet. If it melts, its polystyreme. If it doesn't melt, it's bakelite.

Those patterns you wanted to get rid of are common for bakelite. They go deep into the material, and unless you sand away the cabinet, until there is nothing left, there is no way to get rid of them. The shoe polish minimized the look. Paste wax will do the same, and give it a deeper looking color.

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