CROCKETT SOUND LABORATORY'S
BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION SERVICE & FEES FOR EACH MAKER AND MODEL
WITH FIVE YEAR TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY
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BASIC ELECTRONICS RESTORATION SERVICE:

I work on units in the order in i am paid. First to pay First to get worked on!

PREPAYMENT for make and model's Basic Electronic Restoration [listed below] + $40.00 return ship REQUIRED before i will work on any unit! Units sent without prepayment WILL BE ADDED TO WORK LIST WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED.

FEE IS BASED ON A CLEAN CORE UNIT & ORIENTATED TO MY WAY OF DOING THINGS CUSTOMER
REPLACING NORMAL AGE RELATED FAILURE PARTS

MUST BE PERFORMED ON EACH UNIT
BEFORE ANY OTHER TESTING CAN BE DONE
FEE IS NOT A FLAT RATE TOTAL
MOST UNITS DO SHIP BACK AT BASIC RATE

HOWEVER SOME UNITS WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL PARTS & SERVICES
NO WAY TO GIVE A TOTAL UNTIL BASIC IS DONE
AND UNIT TESTED FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS


BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION INCLUDES:

Degreasing inside of radio with CRC Elector Mechanical Cleaner*

Clearing PCB traces of foreign materials.

Visually, physically and, real world checking for cold solder joints, repairing as necessary.

Cleaning & lubricating tuning mechanism.

Replacing all lamps, electrolytic capacitors, resistors that are normally go bad parts preventing unit from operating properly.

Playing unit for two weeks 24/7 on a 750 Cold Cranking Amp real life battery. To seat electrolytic capacitors, doing every thing i can think of to make a unit fail on my work bench. Not when it is back under the dash of Your car.

Rough RF coils alignment.

Freezing unit for 24 hours.

Checking unit for proper operation.

Baking unit for 24 hours.

Checking unit for proper operation and let play for at least two more days. While unit is cycled on and off for 15 minutes at a time on external electronic timer.

Close attention to detail fine tuning of RF coils.

At any point i fell unit my not quit be right repeating any or all the above steps. Constantly poking with small wooden paint brush handle. Bouncing unit off work bench.

Cleaning outside bezel or face area with Novus cleaner polish.

My Basic Electronic Restoration is all about 80% of the clean core units need.

ANY PARTS NOT LISTED in Basic Electronic Restoration as: Volume Control pods, tubes, transistors, integrated circuits, coils, mechanical tuning parts, speaker, new chrome, lens and, other cosmetic parts or procedures, will be charged as necessary.

BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION must be performed and unit played for two weeks before any troubleshooting of failed circuits can performed. Or any reliable judgment of actual condition of any unit! Can be determined!


Restoring a unit under my BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION service I work on them as i am paid to do so.

IF you wish to get the next open spot on my workbench my EXPEDITE FEE IS $1K: All other Terms of me agreeing to work on the unit still apply!


SERVICE RATES FOR A CLEAN CORE UNIT & ORIENTATED TO MY WAY OF DOING THINGS CLIENT

With a ''FIVE YEAR TRANSFERABLE'' parts & labor warranty on radio.
One year warranty on speaker restorations.


  • RETURN SHIPPING $40.00 for: ''SIGNATURE REQUIRED'' UPS Ground with $1500.00 of insured value on a 12"X 12" X 12" box , 11 pounds or less, to Continental USA locations! IF You want
  • Tune UP $150.00 in 5th to 10th year after my Basic Electronic Restoration I will go through replace E~Caps with new, re align tuning coils and check for proper operation.
  • EXPEDITE FEE IS $1K: Get's Your unit next open spot on work bench. All other Terms of me agreeing to work on the unit still apply!
  • Shop Log in Fee: $150.00 plus $40.00 reship IF after my first visual inspection of unit i think it is not RESTORABLE for my BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION fee. Or client is unwilling to wait his turn in line. A refund from funds sent with unit to cover the Basic Electronic Restoration will be made. {If You only send in $190.00 then unit will not get on my work list until i receive balance for BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION PLUS RESHIP}

    NO JUST CHECK IT OUT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS GOING TO COST. I WILL NOT EVEN TURN ON A UNIT UNTIL MY BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION IS PREFORMED. The only way one can truly check out one of these fifty or so year old radios is to fully electronically restore it & play for at least two weeks. So the idea of a ''CHECK OUT'' is ''NON~SENSE!''
    You can do the same visual inspection of the radio as i. IF it is somewhat playing been in the dash for years then it is most likely a good clean core for restoration. IF unit's outside case is badly rusted, oil soaked. Unit sat for a long time in body shop, or had a fire extinguisher sprayed on it. Or eBay find then expect additional charges.

  • AM Manual Tune $200.00
  • AM Push button $250.00
  • AM WonderBar post 58 models $400.00
  • 63 AM WonderBar early production Corvette $400.00
  • AM/FM~Mono WonderBar $450.00
  • AM/FM~Stereo WonderBar $500.00
  • AM/FM Mono $300.00 Unless otherwise noted.
  • 63,64 AM/FM Mono $400.00 All makes and models use separate FM Tuner giving a lot of problems limited number of parts donor radios because of low production numbers.
  • 1965,66,67 Corvette $400.00 Suffered from poor assembly of the RF tuning coil boards, causing them to go on and off with a bump in road. Most units will need to be completely disassembled to remove this board to resolder properly. Delco said that only the last 20% of the 67 model run were correct. Factory fix was to get unit playing and pour bees wax over PCB. Delco paid me to do over 300 of these unit in 67 & 68 when i was 14 years old!
  • FM~Stereo Multiplex Adapter $350.00
  • AM/FM~Stereo $350.00
  • AM Stereo 8 Track Tape $450.00
  • AM/FM~Stereo 8 Track Tape $500.00
  • AM/FM~Stereo 8 Track CB $600.00
  • 8 Track Tape $450.00
  • Reverb Tanks $150.00
  • Speaker Restoration is replacing soft parts of original Delco metal frame. Add $50.00 if not done with BASIC ELECTRONIC RESTORATION SERVICE
    PLEASE NOTE: Radio with shorted output will destroy a good speaker!
    Bad speaker will destroy good output stage of radio!
    MOST: Clean core basket $150.00
  • 6X9 Corvette Air Conditioner 1-3/4" deep speaker $200.00
    NOTE: Speaker baskets with soft parts that are dry rotted dust bowls or filled with other debris, have a $25.00 clean up fee added to reconing fee. So put the junk in Your trash can! Save rubber gasket that seals speaker to dash!
  • Line Input Added for using CD, iPod, etc with Delco $150.00
  • Line Out Added so Delco drives big Watt power amp $150.00
  • Transportable I do not service!
  • Pre 1958 Vibrator B+ type radios: AT THIS TIME! I AM NOT ACCEPTING ANY OF THE PRE 1958 UNITS! Because:

    They take 10 times more parts and, a great deal more time!

    Cost of parts going up 10X since 2010.

    Lack of experience with only working on 75 or so.

    An overwhelming workload of the 58 to 85 units.

  • Minimum fee $150.00 for any unit sent in to shop. This for those thinking they will ship a unit then start pressuring to have their work done before others sending in units. With the "Send me my radio and money back then!" statement.

    You can do the same as i in visually inspecting for rust, cut or burnt wires, oil, fire extinguisher residue, bent or broken shafts etc. And each unit must have a Basic Electronic Restoration before any one can have a good idea as to what shape any my era radios are actually in.

  • RETURN SHIPPING $40.00 for: ''SIGNATURE REQUIRED'' UPS ~ FEDEX Ground with $1500.00 of insured value on a 12"X 12" X 12" box , 11 pounds or less, to Continental USA locations!

    If You are out of country and want me to restore Your Delco i will be glad to do so. BUT You will have to arrange for return shipping when You send in unit. It simply takes to much time for me to do so. So i leave return shipping up to You.

  • ELECTRONICALLY TUNED RADIOS or ETR RADIOS with the digital readout: $500.00 labor to assemble one working unit form parts donor cores that You find and supply & receive back with working radio. IF needed.

    Electronically Tuned Radios radios were the first generation of DISPOSABLE electronics! I do have electrolytic capacitors and power amp ICs. But the ONLY way to service one with tuner, display, control problems or do cosmetics on bezel is to take as many parts units as necessary and make ONE working unit out of it!

    Production runs for many are entirely different radios insides so one has to exactly match the model number to get a matching parts radio. Each radio run seems to need the same boards replaced so finding a good one may take going through 2,3,4 donor units to find a good PC Board.

    They take three times longer for me to restore than one 66 Corvette unit because of my unfamiliarity with them.