Factory radio tune up and adjustments

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by buick64203, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Hey, I think I sold you some Buick AM/FM radio dial faces! Welcome!
     
  2. j69shep

    j69shep Member

    Thanks everyone and I'm glad to be a member. Here are few of the radios and 8 track players I will be restoring in the next few months. IMG_3525.jpg IMG_3522.jpg
    Shoot me an email if you are in the market for 68-72 Buick skylark am fm radios or 8 track players. j65pony@aol.com
     
  3. j69shep

    j69shep Member

    call or text me at 480-235-1964 with questions. Thanks, Jim
     
  4. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

  5. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    It's a shame Photobucket ruined this thread.
     
  6. GearDown767

    GearDown767 Ole Bluer

    Agreed! I would love to see the pictures! Does he need to upgrade his photobucket account?
     
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Havent checked in on this thread in a while. I'll have to take some time and fix it.
     
  8. GearDown767

    GearDown767 Ole Bluer

    Great! I'm trying to figure out if this is something I can do (with my limited experience), or should I ship it out to the pro's.
    I was able to get my antenna replaced with a near perfect one, radio performance improved quite a bit but it's still got a lot of squealing and static.
    After reading this thread, I realize it very likely hasn't ever been gone through.....so it's time to "git her done"
    Thanks for looking into the photo problem!
    Many Thanks
     
  9. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    Just picked up a 72 AM/FM radio at a swap meet and bench tested it. The AM side works but I'm getting nothing on the FM side. Is there anything I can check or try to figure out what's wrong with theFM?

    Thanks,

    Larry
     
  10. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Wow, looks like the pictures are back!!!

    Larry, try giving the bias adjustment pot a turn back and forth. Sometimes just giving it a turn back and forth scrapes off the surface rust and bring it back to life. See if you can get a voltage reading off the output transistor
     
  11. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Jason. I'll play with it some more.
     
  12. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    Well, I was able to get it to play one FM channel but that’s all. Voltage on the DS 501 is 1.660. Any other suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Larry
     
  13. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Sorry if this is a dumb question Larry, but do you have a good antenna connected to it?
     
  14. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    I assume it's good. Just bought it from Autozone to use to test the radio. I really find it odd that it will only play one FM channel and that is 104.9.

    Thanks for all the help Jason!
     
  15. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    OK, I tried another new antenna and got the same result, only plays one FM station. Can anyone recommend a radio repair shop that they have done business with? Just need a repair, not a restoration.

    Thanks,

    Larry
     
  16. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Call Robert at Precision Stereo Repair in Utica NY. He can do just a repair for you.
     
  17. Larry Gibson

    Larry Gibson Platinum Level Contributor

    Talked to Robert at Precision Stereo today. Going to ship ,the radio to him tomorrow for repair.

    Thanks Jason!
     

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