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 Post subject: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Mon 17, 2018 3:14 am 
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Hello Guys ,
Well I decided to do a quick restoration on my Philco T7-126 1956.

As you can see in the photos below it needs some TLC.
there some rust issues like the battery spring that will replace and clean the connections ,
Then I have 3 Electrolytic caps that need replaced .

Got question do you guys


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Tue 18, 2018 2:44 am 
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Hey Rich---great looking set !

You'll like that radio when working as it's a very good performer...

Be careful when cleaning the painted numbers on tuning knob...

Will be watching !

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Tue 18, 2018 3:01 am 
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Hello John,
thanks for the info on cleaning the tuning knob .
I was wondering should I stuff the old electrolytic caps ?.
here is the spring that bought it's made by keystone .
Sincerely Richard


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Tue 18, 2018 5:48 am 
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i recently recapped one. get one of those awl kits from harbour freight. the 90deg angle once comes in real handy.


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Tue 18, 2018 8:13 am 
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I had one of those at one time. Simply put new E caps in, underneath the originals. I think I sold it on The Bay for 50 bucks.

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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Hello Fiffties,
well I just took the original caps out and putting the new ones in their place .
Sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 12:07 am 
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hello Guys,
I got the radio recapped and replaced the rusted neg battery spring .
one my issues is the power switch does not make contract the volume works thou I may spray some cleaner.

Sincerely Richard
P.S. has anyone took this switch apart to clean because I see a small rivet thou one of the tabs holding it together


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 12:09 am 
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Hello guys ,
if you look in the photo of the switch you will see the rivet anyway the set does play and sounds nice


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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hello Guys,
I got the radio recapped and replaced the rusted neg battery spring .
one my issues is the power switch does not make contract the volume works thou I may spray some cleaner.

Sincerely Richard
P.S. has anyone took this switch apart to clean because I see a small rivet thou one of the tabs holding it together

Before dismantling the switch, try spraying some WD-40 into it, and rapidly turn it on and off numerous times, holding the control both face up, and down, to make sure it gets cleaned all over. I've had very good success with this method, but it may take a lotta on and offs.

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 12:22 am 
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Hello fifties,
I have contact also other control and cleaner I will try that
Sincerely richard


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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The rivet (hole that's visible) may be supporting an integral part of the switch?

I would unsolder the wires and bend up the outer (3?) tabs to gain access.
As I'm sure you know Rich, many times those tabs can only be bent once or twice before they snap off.

Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 1:29 am 
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The rivet (hole that's visible) may be supporting an integral part of the switch?

I would unsolder the wires and bend up the outer (3?) tabs to gain access.
As I'm sure you know Rich, many times those tabs can only be bent once or twice before they snap off.

Greg.

Not only that, but invariably some small part will come flying out, and when/IF you find it, will have no clue as to where it fits back in. I would only take the switch apart as a very last resort. Shooting WD-40 or cleaner in should get it operating again.

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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Gee Richard, you spoiled the surprise... :wink:

:) Greg.


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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You've been there too I see, Greg! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Sep Sun 30, 2018 3:26 am 
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Hello Guys,
thanks for the info and yes I too have been in the same issue losing parts from a switch .
sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Oct Mon 01, 2018 5:24 am 
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Hello guys,
anyway I need a schematic for this radio
it might have a bad disc cap also need to do alignment I think I can out my hand on the antenna or near it and it goes up in volume


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Oct Mon 01, 2018 5:26 am 
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Hello Fifties,
I cleaned the switch with craig deoxit and that works well now


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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Glad to hear, Rich (good name, BTW).

Richard

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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
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HelloGuys,
I need a schematic so I can trouble shoot this set and do alighment
Sincerely Rich


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 Post subject: Re: new project Philco T7-126 1956 restoration thread begins
PostPosted: Oct Tue 02, 2018 4:46 am 
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Check your PM, Rich.

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