It is the nature of repair of very old radios that you have some people who are purists as to how components should be soldered into a
radio. They expect that old resistors and capacitors should be totally
removed leaving a virgin connector for attachment of the new resistor or
capacitor. They, of course, also want the repair done for the least expense.
We use the "pigtail" method, where we cut out the old components and use the
left-over leads to connect the new component using a pigtail crimp. The
issue is to make a solid mechanical connection which is then sealed with
solder. Removing all traces of old components in order to render a "Virgin"
look can easily quadruple the price of new component installation. Our
primary concern is the viability of the radio and each newly installed
component. See examples of our soldered connections below-
If purity in cosmetics is your overriding objective, we would humbly
suggest that you seek repair/restoration services else where.
Radio Repair Guy