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Old 07-07-2018, 09:49 AM
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Zenith 16Z8C50 Chassis (Schematic, anyone?)

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I am a new member here. I am searching for any schematics or information on the (rectangular screen) Zenith 16Z8C50 chassis. I would also submit the model number, but the lettering is severely faded on the white sticker on the masonite back of the set. It sits on a swivel base. I found a specimen in a dumpster outside an estate sale some time ago, and I have finally worked up the gall to try to dig into it! Any help would be appreciated! Thank you so much!

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Old 07-07-2018, 01:13 PM
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:31 AM
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Thanks for pointing me in the right direction! Does anybody happen to have an electronic copy of the schematic? I had heard the 16Z8C50 was a fairly common chassis on late 1960's Zenith sets, and I have seen copies of it being passed around (some time ago). I hoped somebody might have one. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:15 PM
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I always like to see the pre-chromacolor (66-69) rectangular Zeniths discussed. I have one of these, so I sent a pm about getting you a schematic.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:00 AM
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I always like to see the pre-chromacolor (66-69) rectangular Zeniths discussed. I have one of these, so I sent a pm about getting you a schematic.
On a related subject, a friend of a neighbor asked if I could help dismantle his old Zenith combination. He wanted to keep the cabinet and the stereo.
It turned out to be a 16Z7C50 chassis. The thing must've been kind of a gem because there was only three circuit tubes and the yoke changed in it's entire lifetime. All the sweep tubes were original.
The original CRT was a different story! The only gun that had a good reading was the red gun. The green didn't have a reading at all and the blue barely moved the needle. I rejuvenated the low guns, but the green is still too low to produce a watchable picture. Too bad, as there is no cataracts or yellow halo.
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:53 PM
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On a related subject, a friend of a neighbor asked if I could help dismantle his old Zenith combination. He wanted to keep the cabinet and the stereo.
It turned out to be a 16Z7C50 chassis. The thing must've been kind of a gem because there was only three circuit tubes and the yoke changed in it's entire lifetime. All the sweep tubes were original.
The original CRT was a different story! The only gun that had a good reading was the red gun. The green didn't have a reading at all and the blue barely moved the needle. I rejuvenated the low guns, but the green is still too low to produce a watchable picture. Too bad, as there is no cataracts or yellow halo.
If I came upon a set like that if I had a beat up TV set with a good example of the same CRT I'd consider donating my junker's CRT to keep the combo alive if that would sway the owner to do so...If something is a truly excellent example sometimes killing a junker for it's benefit is the right thing to do.
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Old 07-19-2018, 08:25 PM
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If I came upon a set like that if I had a beat up TV set with a good example of the same CRT I'd consider donating my junker's CRT to keep the combo alive if that would sway the owner to do so...If something is a truly excellent example sometimes killing a junker for it's benefit is the right thing to do.
All kidding aside, The owner didn't want to keep the thing as it was!
If it was something I was interested in, I would tried to negotiate a different alternative.
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