View Full Version : My new Custom CTC-40

06-12-2016, 09:03 AM
I went back to Atlanta to pick up the Zenith 25DC56 yesterday, and while I was there, I went to the SARS swap meet at Golden Corral. I got a Zenith X334 and a Philco 38-610. Back to the TV's - Danny told me that he was getting rid of this CTC-40, so I gladly took it off his hands. It needs a cataract surgery badly, and some convergence work, but it's a nice set. I call it custom because the cabinet is a 1970, and it originally had a new style mask, but I like the old mask better.

06-12-2016, 11:44 AM
Here's the color picture on the CTC-40 before I clean and balanced the color vacuum bulb.

06-12-2016, 01:55 PM
Nice set. I'm glad you are saving it.

06-12-2016, 03:13 PM
Thanks. Yeah, after I clean and balanced the tube, I had to tweak the screen controls to get the colors true.

06-13-2016, 06:35 PM
I did some quick convergence work on the CTC-40 today, and it looks quite a bit better. Yesterday, it was out of focus really bad and the convergence was pretty bad. I used the Sencore NTSC generator, and I got it looking okay. I'm not doing dynamic convergence yet - I don't know how to do that. All this TV really needs now is a cataract surgery.

06-13-2016, 09:55 PM
That 40 is older than 1970 it has the "old" RCA logo. Likely the 1st generation of the CTC 40. Not really much difference chassis-wise though.

06-13-2016, 10:22 PM
The cabinet was made in 1970, but it has the old style mask and chassis from a 1968 set. Here is the set before it was customized.

06-13-2016, 11:05 PM
I have a CTC-40 in a metal cabinet. Unfortunately, the CRT has been necked.

06-14-2016, 08:51 AM
That's a shame it got necked. I'd like to get a metal cabinet anything someday. They seem to be rare as hen's teeth. I have a spare 25AP/XP22, so if I found a TV like that with no tube, it wouldn't be a big deal. The CTC-40 above has its original Hi-Lite tube.

06-14-2016, 09:56 AM
gonna do anything about the faceplate?

06-14-2016, 12:47 PM