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SwizzyMan 01-10-2016 02:45 PM

CTC-5 Westcott restoration
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Well I finally got one! The TV I have always wanted. The CTC-5. Traveled all the way to Massachusetts and back home to Florida. By car. It was a 19 HOUR drive! It was well worth it in my opinion. Got the set for $500 with a good rebuilt 21axp22a that tests like new on all three guns. Not to mention the cabinet is in great shape! I have already started work on this set and I have stable HV and great vertical and horizontal sync. I have recapped all boards but the chroma board which is up next. The set is already showing great potential.
I will post new work as it is done.
Here is a photo album with more pictures (will be updated as work continues)

miniman82 01-10-2016 02:47 PM

Nice, I always liked that model. It reminds me of the CTC-7 Anderson console I had a few years ago, Ed now has it up in Buffalo.

SwizzyMan 01-10-2016 02:58 PM

It does look similar to the Anderson!

TUD1 01-10-2016 03:03 PM

Sweet! This is the first antique TV I ever saw. I stumbled across Doug Harland's CTC-5 Westcott on Youtube many years ago, and I've wanted one ever since. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on it!

SwizzyMan 01-11-2016 06:33 PM

The hue control won't bring me near the correct colors. Just recapped the chroma board. I remember adjusting a coil in my ctc-7 to adjust the range of color the hue control had. Is this likely the same adjustment for this set?

Username1 01-11-2016 06:56 PM

Cool ! I like the ctc-5 cabinet among the best of old tvs...... Nice small footprint.
Good Luck, mine is still in my storage closet..... Someday..... One winter I'm
going to have all my crap in a row and have time scheduled to work on some
of these sets.....


BigDavesTV 01-11-2016 06:59 PM

That's looking really good so far! A good buy for the price!

SwizzyMan 01-11-2016 08:11 PM

Finished recapping the chroma board. The picture has severe purity issues. Will address that then do a preliminary convergence and get a decent b&w picture first. Then for the color. More to come later.

SwizzyMan 01-12-2016 09:07 PM

I can get a decent color picture but after 15 minutes I lose most of my blue screen. I know the blue gun tests awesome. Intermittent connection maybe?

Sandy G 01-12-2016 10:30 PM

Soon to have that famous Early Roundie "Glorious Lollipop Color".... (grin)

radiomec 01-13-2016 01:36 AM

Nice tv set! I also am restoring my CTC5 Westcott, coming soon...

Electronic M 01-13-2016 03:41 AM


Originally Posted by SwizzyMan (Post 3153848)
I can get a decent color picture but after 15 minutes I lose most of my blue screen. I know the blue gun tests awesome. Intermittent connection maybe?

Monitor the blue G2 and G1 (color blue color video injection point) voltages before and during the loss of blue. The one that changes is your offender.

SwizzyMan 01-13-2016 03:08 PM

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Here is what I have now. The picture seems like it could be a lot more brilliant. I cant turn up the color too high or I will not be able to get correct colors. Please excuse the purity issues. Could this picture be improved? It looks a bit better in person.

old_coot88 01-13-2016 03:16 PM

The luma signal (i.e., the black & white or 'video') component is absent. Only the chroma signal is being displayed.

SwizzyMan 01-13-2016 03:29 PM

Could the delay line be causing that?

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