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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.