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Old 08-02-2017, 11:07 PM
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Admiral Regent/C322C2 Score!

Snagged this guy for $500 up in Ocala. 21AX tests good at first look, but I still need to let it cook for awhile. Cabinet is in remarkable shape too. It's missing most of its tubes and is covered with a thick layer of dust. Checked the flyback and there definitely is some wax drip, but I dont think that is a cause for concern. Uses the 29Z1 run 18 chassis. I probably wont really be able to get to this one till I finish the 4. I dont dare power it up until I replace the filters. I'll get the camera out and take better pictures here soon. Make that 9 surviving examples!
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:07 PM
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Started to remove the layers of dust in the CRT areas. Set is confirmed to be from from 56' due to matching tube dates on the hv tubes and the crt. Chassis seems about 95% original. Flyback primaries ohm out good.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:18 PM
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:10 PM
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Fantastic find ! You da man
After the filter cans take it slow. Get a raster up THEN slowly recap
starting with problem areas. Sry you know the drill......

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Old 08-03-2017, 03:23 PM
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Very nice. And if you save those bumble bee pulls and sell them on eBay, you might just pay for the set......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/585-Sprague-...p2047675.l2557

Those audiophiles....
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:33 PM
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Continued to clean the set up. Let's do the safety glass next. I am pleased with how it came out. There is so much dust built up in this set!
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Old 08-06-2017, 04:02 PM
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Very nice. And if you save those bumble bee pulls and sell them on eBay, you might just pay for the set......

http://www.ebay.com/itm/585-Sprague-...p2047675.l2557

Those audiophiles....
Gee $50-$100 for bumble bee and wax caps? Most always they are bad, leaky, or way off value. When I get a TV or radio with those in it I replace them with modern types. Gosh I have thrown tons of those away. I should have saved them and became rich!
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:13 AM
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Very cool indeed. 61 year old set, who wudda thunk they would still be around and of interest to anyone?

Nice...
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:30 AM
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Yes! Great score, looking forward to many more progress pictures on this restoration, very nice start, chassis looks un-molested, isn't rusty, CRT usable, large "plus-es!"
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:33 AM
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Now to remove those proverbial, pesky white latex paint specks! Turned out pretty good I think. Some tiny specks just wouldn't come off though!
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:18 PM
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Old 08-04-2017, 01:20 PM
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Thanks everyone! I went ahead and did some more work on the cabinet. Next I added restor a finish to the top and left side of the cabinet. The results are really nice.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:58 PM
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I cant seem to find the getters on the 21ax. I know they are normally located in a slot on the neck near the end of the gun assembly, but I cant seem to find it. I do see what looks like silver getter material in the base though near the heaters of the guns. Were the getters ever placed inside the base of the tube rather than on the end of the gun?
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:28 PM
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I cant seem to find the getters on the 21ax. I know they are normally located in a slot on the neck near the end of the gun assembly, but I cant seem to find it. I do see what looks like silver getter material in the base though near the heaters of the guns. Were the getters ever placed inside the base of the tube rather than on the end of the gun?
The 21AXP22A in my 21CT55 looks the same. There is a picture of it in post #81 of the thread:
http://videokarma.org/showthread.php?t=257587&page=6

Mine has a date code of 5704, about 8 weeks after your date code. It also tested good and makes a nice picture. My avatar is a picture from that set. I say don't worry about the CRT until you get the set operating well enough to get a raster. Nice save!

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Old 08-05-2017, 09:21 PM
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...I do see what looks like silver getter material in the base though near the heaters of the guns.
A couple of questions - When you had the tester on it and got those unusually 'good' high readings, were the heaters glowing a nice healthy orange?

If not, was the neck around the gun area getting really, really hot really fast?
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