Reassembly




27. Reassembly of the entire radio

If the cabinet restoration is complete (wooden), we can begin to reassembly the radio set.
It must first fix parts like door, the HS grid, contacts of the antenna ...

There was no real order reassembly, with the exception of common sense!

So I started to repair the hanging system of the speaker grid.

This system is made of 2 axes on the grid and 2 eyelets inserted in the wood.
The axes must enter eyelets, locking is made of 2 elastic latches below the horizontal partition.

I had to glue one eyelet rivet that was ripped.

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glue 2 nails into holes of the grid. The nails exceed about 5 mm

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Latches are cleaned rested under the partition (4 screws)

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Initially, there were 2 small rubber pads on the edge of the partition so that the loop antenna box will not damaging the wood by rubbing when the door was closed.
Of course rubber was out; so I pasted 2 small pieces of felt.

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I screwed the 3 speaker support.

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I polished and reassembled rear contacts of the antenna

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The lock also has to be polished, and the inside plate and the heads of the screws

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The lock is screwed on the door:

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On the other side:

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Hinges when cleaned and polished are screwed.
I changed the screws: I used brass conic head screws M2.5mm x12 (ISO)

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The piece next to the lock was also polished:

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The parts that were used to contact batteries may not be used as they are now unnecessary:

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Making new screws
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29. Continuing assembly


The tapped bracket have to be fixed on corner tassels

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When I get this radio, the handle was missing.
Here's what it looked:

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It should be removable, which explains why few radios are now equipped ...
At first I tried to see what I could do from an existing handle

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This one is too short and too wide, it's inappropriate!
So I decided to do a remake.
It will not be removable, which is not so bad.
It must be 15 mm wide and about 18 cm longer (between the 2 axes)

In the meantime, I polished the cups and head screws

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We can also install the mains power unit.

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3 nuts are used to raise the circuit from partition.
The connector has been fixed on the connector; here is the power supply installed:

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There is enough place at the back of the cabinet to store the mains cord;
Running, it will go through the hole drilled in the body.
We should make a wooden box to hide the modernity of this power supply ...

Super, I went to the shoe-maker who made the handle to me.
I put it soon on the cabinet:

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Of course, it's not removable, but it's better than anything.
The reassembly can finally be continued.
All is need is resolder the antenna wire on the upper hook

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then put the insulation paper

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It is better to change the portion of wire connected to the hinge; a simple wire in a piece of isolated tube, a splice covered with adhesive tape and the wire is inserted into the hole:

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The radio chassis can then be positioned back.
First power connector must be inserted

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and the 3 others wires through the central hole of the partition

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and drag them from the battery compartment.
At the same time, we let slide the chassis into his housing.

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sIt should be checked that the 3 wire and the power strand is not wedged.
we can then screw the 4 new screws to fix the radio chassis.

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The 2 wire of the antenna must be passed through the partition.

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Same manner than the first wire of the antenna, it is necessary to change the last centimetres with new wire.

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This one is insulated with adhesive tape then slipped into the hole.

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The 2 wires of the horn speaker is passed too through the partition
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and connected to the speaker.

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The Hs is fixed on the partition with 2 screws.

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We can then put the frontal grid of the speaker.

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The 2 wires of the loop antenna are cut leaving 3 cm length.

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then they are stripped and soldered on the 2 hinges of the door.

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The 3 hinges are then screwed on the cabinet (6 screws)

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It is then necessary to check the operation of the lock.
Of course, after these years, the positioning of the door is not very good.

I had to adjust by unscrewing the hinges a little, by shifting the door slightly.
After some tries, the door is well aligned with the cabinet.

The lock not functioning well, I had to add a hold under the pawl, so during closing, we haven't to press on the button, the door locks itself when it is pushed.

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Then, I ground a little the trowel of the door, as well as the pawl so that the opening was possible.
It is necessary to make these fittings without antenna case to be able to see and reach the lock inside the door!

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When this is done and the door can be closed and open correctly, we can put antenna case in the door and carry out the tests.





tests (end)