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Old 11-13-2009, 01:01 PM
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'63 Philco working, but needs tuner rebuild

Finally got to the 1963 Philco combo today, replaced the 6BK4 and got the hv stabilized. Now the pic is good with excellent color, but the contacts in the tuner are just plain worn out. Cleaning did nothing. Does anyone still rebuild these?
If I hold it slightly off channel, the pic is perfect with no snow. (One of the wafer switches has deep grooves worn in the contacts)
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:19 PM
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As far as I know Louis Stangle at Quality Tuner in Texas is still doing them, at least part time. 903-753-3204. You might have to call in the evening as I think he has another job during the day.
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:25 PM
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Old 11-13-2009, 03:48 PM
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looks great.martin at united tuner still does rebuilds here in columbus ohio.i thinl its 20-25 dollars.been awhile as i do my own.seen him a year ago and he is still dabbling around the business.love those philco fords!
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:39 PM
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tried united tuner

United Tuner Repair
1230 Courtland Ave
Columbus, OH 43201
614-299-8863

not a working number.
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As far as I know Louis Stangle at Quality Tuner in Texas is still doing them, at least part time. 903-753-3204. You might have to call in the evening as I think he has another job during the day.
Tried that one Bryan, not a working number
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:44 PM
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United Tuner Repair
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:02 PM
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Have you checked the input balun? They sometimes get burned open from lightning. It's one tuner repair that's fairly easy.
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Old 11-15-2009, 10:59 PM
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His website is still up, but the domain name is for sale
Digital is probably the culprit?
http://qualitytuner.com/
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:24 PM
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yea I tried the number (even the fax) none worked. I wonder if any body in Texas could check it out to see if he is still working there?

I am going to try calling the guy in Ohio tomorrow.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:00 PM
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his name is martin.has done tuners for many years and also does restoration on old radios and jukeboxes.very good at what he does.you wont be disappointed.
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I ended up repairing the tuner myself with contacts from another parts unit. It ended up being a weekend project..Yikes! What a PITA!
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just got off the phone with him, sound like a great guy (Martin), My tuner will be off to him next week!
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Louis Stangle is gone? NO!!!!! He was the best! He rebuilt numerous tuners for me over the past few years and always did a great job. He used to work for Sarkies Tarzan back in the 60's from what he told me. I have some other contact numbers for him at the house including all of my old repair bills, I'll have to dig them up and see.

Its good to know atleast there is another rebuilder out there yet.
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Finally got to the 1963 Philco combo today, replaced the 6BK4 and got the hv stabilized. Now the pic is good with excellent color, but the contacts in the tuner are just plain worn out. Cleaning did nothing. Does anyone still rebuild these?
If I hold it slightly off channel, the pic is perfect with no snow. (One of the wafer switches has deep grooves worn in the contacts)
Is that channel 9 from canadia?
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