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EICO Restoration Project

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Ok, here they go...

Some of the OUTSIDE first
 

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And now the INSIDE...

And you should have seen the piece of junk it was at first.

Took me months

Regards
Scorpion
 

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Looks like new, was there corrosion?

Corrosion?

It was a real piece-of-junk!!!

It was so burned inside that I had to change A LOT of stuff (too much).

Caps, resistors, cables were toasted. Had to have a new Heyboer PT made. Didn't have much of a choice...

This pic is pretty much the closest representation of how bad it was at first...
 

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Thanks for your comments.

I am pretty much doomed with that hole until I find another faceplate...as I think a toggle or any other stuff would just ruin the beautiful look (IMHO).

I too like it better like this than the original color. Very easy, I used a Tremclad black mat spray can. 3-4 thin layers did it.

As far as the chassis. Once sanded, if you want to bring it to mirror like condition, just use some green ScotchBride and dip them in a bowl containing warm water AND liquid soap (the one for the dishes) and bingo!!

Really easy.

I got that trick from a professional machinist who does stuff for audio manufacturers in my area.

Finally, the female speaker connectors are NOT standoffs. I bought them on Ebay. They are made especially for vintages if memory serves me well.

And very affordable at that....

Regards
Scorpion
 
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