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 Post subject: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:16 am 
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I came into a Radiola 18 but don't want to workon it.
Is there a parts market?
The cabinet is strong, but front panel seems weak and most of the veneer is off, so it's a complete redo.
The guts, grubby from long storage, seem fine, with no mouse work or major corrosion.
I really want a superhet, preferably scratch or kit built, so would appreciate info on the demand for Model 18 stuff.
I'd sell the whole thing, of course, but shipping would be killer!
I know they aren't rare, no illusions abot that.
Advice appreciated.
Wilson


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:23 am 
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The main item in demand for those is the lamp hood off the front panel, and occasionally someone needs a dial drum or a knob. The rest of the stuff, not so much interest as there have been lots of 18's parted out in the past several decades. I'd say it's not worth saving anything but the lamp hood and the knobs.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 6:46 am 
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I would just sell the thing as is, pick up only, I don't think it's worth parting out, but plenty will buy one as a project, as long as most of it is there. I bought one with a speaker for $50, because it had an interesting Baldwin speaker with it, cabinet needs some minor repair, dial lamp hood is missing, the back is missing but easy to replicate, and it isn't rusty. There are empty cabinets out there if the original is a mess. It should be pointed out that these sets are fairly decent performers for what they are, even if they are fairly common, and they are well built.
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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 12:50 pm 
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Keep the tubes and just give away the set if you can. If you plan to completly part out the set, keep the knobs and dial scale (if it's still good) and chuck the rest away.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 3:12 pm 
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OK, thanks.
It's complete, dirty but very recoverable.
The scale is fine and the tuning cable is intact and incredibly tight. Strums like a guitar when plucked!
I'll test the pwr supply, which I'd think would be in demand, except caps, of course.
I'm not interested in TRF, so the advice is appreciated and I'll try to get someone to make some use of it.
It shouldn't be too hard to recover my $10 investment!
Thanks,
WL


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:09 pm 
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I would think the the SPU would prove useful for someone who either has a filter cap issue or a roasted transformer. The SPU's are a difficult rebuild...

The tuning condenser is a great experiment for those who build loops or an antenna matching device...

I have wondered about the ratio and impedance of a Radiola 17, 18, 60 AF transformer. I would think it could prove useful even though it is potted in steel.

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 4:24 pm 
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Offer it complete in the classifieds here. Someone might
need it for a parts set, or might want it to restore.


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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Sun 22, 2022 5:11 pm 
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Eons ago when I was a teenager and started going to hamfests, I picked up the two power supplies out of a Radiola 62. Not knowing what i had, they sat on a shelf.

later i found a Radiola 60 in a floor model cabinet with half the HV winding open on the power transformer. Oh was I happy I had that power supply!

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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Mon 23, 2022 6:14 am 
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If you like battery sets the power supply can be used as the basis for running battery set. I think the Radiola 60 uses a similar power unit as well so it may be worth keeping as a spare.
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 Post subject: Re: Radiola 18 part Out
PostPosted: May Tue 24, 2022 1:27 am 
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Hello if your parting out the rca radiola 18 I maybe interested in the lamp hood. If you are what would be the price? Thank You


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