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Radiotronman
12-04-2016, 04:46 PM
A friend just dropped off a RCA CTC-24A, model GH-648-WH. It is missing its legs and I'm trying to find out what style they are so I can find something close. Does anyone have this set or have pictures so I can see?

Radiotronman
12-04-2016, 09:34 PM
I cleaned the set up a little, tested a few tubes and fired it up under a variac. It needs converged, but it came up with a decent picture. I let it play a little while and the electrolytic stayed cold. Now if I can figure out what the shape the legs were...

Electronic M
12-04-2016, 10:09 PM
Odds are it uses the same tapered 50's-60's modern legs that almost every set of the time used. Grab a set of legs at your local Menards, stain to match and lacquer, and call it done.

Findm-Keepm
12-04-2016, 10:19 PM
My go to place for TV legs and MidCentury modern legs of any sort:

https://www.tablelegs.com/shop-by-style/mid-century-modern

Ikea used to carry a pecan finish set of 8" legs, but no more...

I you need the bolt thread kind, 3/8" hanger bolts at Home Depot, Lowes or Menards will work - predrill, of course...

TUD1
12-04-2016, 11:31 PM
Here is a picture from the service literature. My friend Danny sent me this. He's an RCA expert.

Radiotronman
12-05-2016, 07:45 AM
Awesome, thanks for the picture and info!

Electronic M
12-05-2016, 09:23 AM
Called it. You can get legs just like that complete with the swivel feet at Menards...I have a set I can show you.

Radiotronman
12-05-2016, 11:17 AM
Thanks Tom! I've got an idea of what you're thinking of, but let's see your picture.

Radiotronman
12-05-2016, 11:19 AM
While waiting on the legs I decided to clean the set up a little. After a little mild furniture cleaner, it looks pretty good.

Captainclock
01-14-2017, 06:47 PM
It seems to have a pretty nasty cataract that will need to be taken care of... :scratch2:

TUD1
01-14-2017, 06:53 PM
The cabinet looks to be in exquisite condition. If it it were my set, I'd take out the crappy CTC-24 and put in a CTC-25. The 24 was junk.

Radiotronman
01-14-2017, 08:40 PM
Yeah, I'll take care of the cataract in the summer when it's hot. I prefer the sun heated version of cataract removal over the heat gun. Much less risky.

dieseljeep
01-14-2017, 09:04 PM
The cabinet looks to be in exquisite condition. If it it were my set, I'd take out the crappy CTC-24 and put in a CTC-25. The 24 was junk.

The CTC24 was never my favorite chassis, but they weren't that bad!
Back in the day, I worked on both chassis and neither one was that outstanding. Both used the same tuner arrangement with the fine tuning setup.
They both were equally hard on flybacks, but the '24 would eat 6GH8's. :scratch2: