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This is a Grundig 3089PH with a Perpentuum-Ebner 4320 turn table with mono crystal cartridge.  This unit is receiving a total overhaul restoration.  

The finish was pealing, dried and flaking.  The turn table needs significant restoration and conversion from 50 Hz to 60 Hz line frequency.  And of course the chassis needed the standard restorative efforts.  The owner has a new dial glass awaiting the return of this radio.  It seems like this chassis configuration with the dial glass pressing on the wood frame is subject to breakage. 

Most of these pictures are a record of how the unit is to be reassembled.  It is great having a digital camera.  You can take many pictures at $0.00 cost and save a bundle in mistakes!

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Tweeters have been rebuilt. 

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Handle has been stripped with paint stripper and buffed.  Then the brown paint was replaced.  

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Glue down frayed cords.

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Lacquer down the label.

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Brasso and a buffing wheel used on badges, handles, knob brights and the lid piano hinge. 



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I like these skinny 47uf 450 volt electrolytic from Mouser.

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Broken wire on AM coil. This explained the dead band. 

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Repaired. The AM now works. 



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A new crystal replacement cartridge (not shown) has been installed. 

IMG_4040.JPG (1083703 bytes) IMG_4041.JPG (972458 bytes)This idler wheel's bushing is too large for the spindle.  It must be a replacement.  I am looking for a proper replacement.  IMG_4042.JPG (806923 bytes) IMG_4043.JPG (2868474 bytes) IMG_4045.JPG (2726222 bytes)
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There was no belt. 

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String to measure for a new belt. 


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Free printable strobe disks.

PE 30



This restoration is all but done.  I am seeking out a new idler wheel for the phono and a platter mat is on order.  


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