Generally, we attempt to repair a radio with the fewest parts
replacements as possible to produce a well playing radio. In fact 95%
of the radios that we work on are in fact classic "repair" jobs.
However, there is a certain class of radio that requires that we
undertake a restoration. Where repair might require us to replace the
Electrolytics, a few capacitors, and a few tubes, a restoration of a
radio may be required.
WHAT IS A RESTORATION?
Instead of troubleshooting the radio to identify problem parts
or items (then replacing), we replace ALL the capacitors, and ALL of
the out of range resistors in the radio and the under chassis
wiring if required. All tubes are tested - marginal ones replaced. Controls are
treated with DEOXIT, tuning dials are checked and the radio is aligned
to factory specifications, and subjected to a 3 hour burn in Test.
COMPLETE RESTORATION DEFINITION
Certain radios qualify for a $100.00 credit towards a restoration by
virtue of having a gear driven tuning arrangement. Check
here to see if your radio qualifies.
IS IT WORTH IT TO REPAIR OR RESTORE?
Some sample values of recent radio sales can be found