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Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Thu 12 Nov 2015, 20:59
by Johann72
My son went to pick up a parcel he was expecting only to find it was for me!! 8O
Thanks Rassie! Hooked it up to a charger and just a length of wire for an arial 8)
Plays on all bands BC, SW & FM! I am very happy! Just looking for silver knobs! :mrgreen:
It dates from 1963!! :mrgreen:
The Sanyo has different types!
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Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Sat 14 Nov 2015, 06:28
by RASSIE
No problem Oom Johann. I am glad it found a good home. I just need to test the rest and sell them. I got a Pioneer 4-track in my garage with plenty cassettes and use it every day.
Rassie.

Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Sat 14 Nov 2015, 13:27
by Johann72
Have fitted the radio back to where it belongs! :mrgreen: Will try to manufacture new knobs. They are twice the length of the Sanyo knobs and should be of aluminium or chrome plate! Minutes to fit and very good quality sound has a full width heat box!
Note the different band selectors; BC; SW; SW1; SW2; MW & FM :mrgreen:
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Back Home Condition
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Sanyo abt 1968
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Later Model
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Ex 1992 condition
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Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Sat 14 Nov 2015, 17:55
by Bearhawke
Def a nice touch there: a period car hi-fi.

Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Sat 14 Nov 2015, 19:40
by Johann72
Bearhawke wrote:Def a nice touch there: a period car hi-fi.
Thanks! Turned knobs from hard wood and from memory :mrgreen:
The knobs used to have fixing screws on the side not press on fit! 8O
Suggestions as to spraying Black or Mirror Chrome?? :?:
Other Coating perhaps!! :? :?
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Knock on Wood!!
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Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Sun 15 Nov 2015, 15:50
by Johann72
Good enough as a temporary fit! Look out for the right Stuff!! :mrgreen:
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Plain wood!
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Temp knobs
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Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Wed 18 Nov 2015, 23:29
by Bearhawke
For 'temporary' knobs; those silver looking ones in the above pic do look 'factory'. 8)

Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Thu 19 Nov 2015, 11:54
by Johann72
Bearhawke wrote:For 'temporary' knobs; those silver looking ones in the above pic do look 'factory'. 8)
Thanks! Wood sprayed with "Mirror Chrome" and the top closed with steel putty! :mrgreen:

Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Thu 19 Nov 2015, 12:03
by Gavin RS
Very nice those old radios, my 1978 Escort still has the original RALLY FM radio fitted and it still works.

The new thing in the US and Europe is taking these old original car radios and fitting modern internals with MP3, Bluetooth, USB etc but keeping the face totally original. I went to value a 1971 Mercedes SL and the client showed me the original Becker Monza radio that he had fitted, absolutely standard looking as it was back then, but all modern inside , cost him R24k to import 8O

Hey Rassie, maybe a market out there for doing this to the old radios, buy a radio from HiFi corp for around R500- R1000 and then use the face on from the old ones and somehow adapt to the new radio.. would be awsome

Re: Thanks Rassie!

Posted: Thu 19 Nov 2015, 14:55
by Johann72
Gavin RS wrote:Very nice those old radios, my 1978 Escort still has the original RALLY FM radio fitted and it still works.
The new thing in the US and Europe is taking these old original car radios and fitting modern internals with MP3, Bluetooth, USB etc but keeping the face totally original. I went to value a 1971 Mercedes SL and the client showed me the original Becker Monza radio that he had fitted, absolutely standard looking as it was back then, but all modern inside , cost him R24k to import 8O
Hey Rassie, maybe a market out there for doing this to the old radios, buy a radio from HiFi corp for around R500- R1000 and then use the face on from the old ones and somehow adapt to the new radio.. would be awsome
The amazing thing about the Supersonic is that it is 52 yrs old, required a good cleaning and still has a good clean sound! Only work required was to use cleaning spray (Doom) to clean the volume and tone pots to stop the scratching noises! The volume is amazing!! Much cheaper than paying R24K!!

To adapt will not be easy! From analog to digital is a new mission!!