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Old 02-12-2019, 07:59 PM
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That chassis looks too nice to hide it away in the cabinet :-)

Nicest resto I've seen.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:41 PM
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It looks better than new! Really great job!!!
It is better than new!
The component quality of today, it'll last a good long time
Everyone I knew, used to say I had a lot of patience, but nothing like yours. It's a work of art!
As said before, who would think a small player like Arvin could build a set of that caliber. Half of Arvin's production was in metal fabrication. They made the best portable electric heaters.
I understand, they're still in business making car parts and mufflers, Arvin Meritor.
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It is better than new! The component quality of today...
That's true, but the sad thing is that there's almost nothing original left under the chassis... On the other hand, there's no choice, you have to do something with all that leaky capacitors and drifted resistors. BTW, are the original-looking Allen-Bradley resistors hard to find in usable quantities? As I guess, they remained in production until recently (up to the 80s or so)
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That's true, but the sad thing is that there's almost nothing original left under the chassis... On the other hand, there's no choice, you have to do something with all that leaky capacitors and drifted resistors. BTW, are the original-looking Allen-Bradley resistors hard to find in usable quantities? As I guess, they remained in production until recently (up to the 80s or so)
I lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 46 years, about a quarter mile from the large Allen-Bradley plant!
If the breeze was right, I could smell the resistor department aroma. They moved the resistor and small potentiometer department to Mexico sometime in the 70's or 80's.
Centralab did the same.
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I've been able to find small stashes of 40's-60's carbon comp resistors...Even NOS they are drifty and moisture sensitive...I have to make sure they are in tolerance before using the NOS examples.

The classic ohmite Brown Devils are still in production (though they are being phased out gradually) and new ones look original...
They more modern styles are made in more original shades of brown and I eventually plan to make up a kit of those.
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The classic ohmite Brown Devils are still in production and new ones look original...
They more modern styles are made in more original shades of brown and I eventually plan to make up a kit of those
That's a good idea, the newer resistors suppose to be much more stable and reliable while looking original.

Since I'm crazy on saving the initial under-chassis appearance, a set of the full E24 row of antique resistors has been my desire for a long time. I used every chance to get any quantity of the resistors, filling a special box little by little with them. When I collected a good amount of the resistors, I sorted them in the row and made a storage box to keep them in order:





Since we're lucky here in Russia to have carbon film types ('the green rods') since the 1940s and they are not very fail-prone, such a good source of the proper resistors promises me years of happy restoration life
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