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Old 1st January 2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Need help finding 50's car radio vacuum tubes please

Hi, Does anyone out there know where I can purchase old 50's car radio vacuum tubes? I see a lot on Ebay but is there a supplier and do they make these anymore and where should I look? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 1st January 2008, 10:53 PM   #2
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http://www.triodeel.com/
http://www.tubesandmore.com
http://pages.prodigy.net/jimmcshane/tubes.htm

A couple of my fav's..


What tube(s) are you looking for? I'm sure someone here has one in their drawer.
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Old 1st January 2008, 11:40 PM   #3
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Thanks for your response and info DJ. I appreciate it.

I'm waiting for a schematic for a 56 Ford radio that I've been playing with. I've switched out the tubes that weren't working with the same tubes from another radio that's the same which apparently isn't working either. Maybe it's not the tubes?

The tubes aren't marked anymore so I'm not sure what their values are (big help aren't I?).

I have a couple of other ?'s too. Are there still vibrators available for these and where would I look? Are there still Sam's manuals available for these without having to pay the prices they charge on their site?

I'm sorry I'm being so vague about the tubes here. I'm new to tubes and I'm loaded with questions.

Thanks for your help!
Steve
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Old 2nd January 2008, 12:34 AM   #4
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Ohh... I seem to recall seeing vibrators,and even Solid-State replacements somewhere online.. it might have been AES.

(Edit: SS vibrator replacement )

Sorry,Dunno about the Sam's,or any schematics.. someone might have a copy of the Sam's,if you're lucky.


Here's a few more links,for fun...
http://antiqueradio.org/welcome.htm
http://www.oldradioparts.net/

Also check out rec.antiques.radio+phono on Usenet,lots of helpful people!
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.a...o+phono/topics
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Old 2nd January 2008, 01:31 AM   #5
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Thanks DJ I'll check them all out. You've been a great help!

No doubt I'll be back!
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