Advanced Snake Oil

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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:16 am

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I could have guessed that (sick)
Pics stores on the forum server are appearantly only see-able by forum members. :(

When I'm back from Morocco, I'll see what I can do. Anyway, the guy did build a TV-set, composite video in, with a REAL TV-tube and else just tubes in the mechanism, together with a wooden box and 3D-printed details.
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby EWBrown » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:19 pm

You taking the Marrakech Express (???) ;) (lol)

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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:49 am

NOPE, but got a terrible tooth ache.
Maybe I have to go and see this guy ....

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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby Geek » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:58 am

That's pretty much me giving meds to my cats =:o
(you get your fingers close to their teeth... ONCE!)
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:56 am

THAT picture was actually found on the web, but these oneswere found on a SD-card in my camera after our trip to Mackarocko:

This was "the sign" to the bordello in the ancient Roamn town of Volobulis:
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Dwellings for storchs, and they have full cell phone service!
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(lol)
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We are the ones on top!
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UFO flying over the Atlas mountains
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(???) I think they are goat vultures ...
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby Geek » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:47 am

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Awwwww. Crazy old cat man approves :))

Cap clouds are cool! Watch them form often over the mountains here in summer (y)
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Grundic Majestic M87 USA AM/FM Radio

Postby EWBrown » Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:36 pm

I was just given a Grundig Majestic 87 USA AM/FM table radio. Needs a bit of work, though the cabinet and front panel are in decent condition.
Interesting "minimalist" design, it uses only three tubes, for a complete superhet circuit. ECC85 front end, EBF89 If Amplifier / Detector and ECL82
audio. It is well worthy of restoring, I'm aiming for a near-total recapping, and the dial cord is broken. Looks to be 1959-1960 vintage.

Looks similar to this example, but the case is brown instead of ivory color.

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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby Geek » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:09 am

Cool! (y)

Seen a few of those recently under various brands. Recap, replace a few out of tolerance resistors usually covers it. Have yet to have one with a bad tube!
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:01 pm

I have seen people who sacrificed a (bad) octal tube to house an USB-memory stick. I just wonder how to separate the glass tube from the socket and access the glass tube's innermost delicate area (i.e. nip off the bottom, let the vacuum out and dig out the electrodes and stuff something else inside).
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby DeathRex » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:10 pm

You can usually find a loose tube, and just a bit of twisting back and forth, break the leads and separate the two. Sometimes you have to stick it in a pot of warm water for a while.
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:12 pm

Have to find a "spare" tube at first, or sacrifice a 6SL7. Actually I would need a bunch of tubes I can sacrifice as I propably won't end up with a loose glass tube at first trial.
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Re: Advanced Snake Oil

Postby soundbrigade » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:28 am

Got a small package of broken tubes but none suited my project ... :(

However some nice music made me happy again:
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