This is a second Philco 40-150 purchased from the Kutztown PA meet. This radio is undergoing a full restoration of the chassis and case. Any and all questionable components are being replaced under the chassis. Even some of the mica caps that have given me trouble in the past. In particular the 370uuf caps through off the tuning linearity. I just don't want to fight with them this time around. So they are getting replaced. All resistors are being replaces as well. Any and all questionable wiring is being replaced.
The chassis received a power wire brushing and three coats of clear lacquer to hold the shine. It may never be seen again but I know it is properly shined up.
The cabinet frame and loose veneer has been glued and clamped. Repairs of the veneer will occur before stripping. That will be done once the chassis is playing.
This is the restored cabinet. Several missing pieces of veneer were replaced, rounded edges repaired, stained and lacquered with 9 coats of clear. It needs to sit 24 hours before being rubbed out and waxed. Next is the metal dial bezel, reassembly, more pictures and a bit of enjoyment.
After drying, the base, the channels where the sides meet and the wood thickness of the speaker grill will receive a coat of dark brown enamel paint to match the factory color scheme.
Speaker Grill Cloth.
Don't look at the fit. I held the cloth behind the opening with my hand. If these don't work, many more can be found at http://www.grillecloth.com/pages/palette1.html, Radiodaze.com or a number of other suppliers.
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