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Project: Transoceanic 8G005YT restoration

Transoceanic 8G005YT restoration
Transoceanic 8G005YT restoration
Transoceanic 8G005YT restoration
Transoceanic 8G005YT restoration

Vintage 1949 Zenith Transoceanic that uses Loctal tubes and a 117Z6GT Octal rectifier. Purchased on eBay for $58 plus $30 shipping. Description claims "does not work" intended for parts. My goal is restoration to full operation.

Parts ordered 7/2/2020
Parts received 7/6/2020
Radio received 7/6/2020 - shipping box damaged

One coil broken from seat. Glued in place with super glue. Installed new line cord. Old one had crystallized with broken insulation in a few places. Both dial cords were broken, but the springs were still there. Replaced both. Wire from telescoping antenna to chassis connector broken. Soldered in a new wire using test prod wire for extra flexibility.

The schematic shows a 117Z3 as the rectifier. The model I have uses a 117Z6GT, octal, full-wave rectifier with the two diodes wired in parallel.

Upon close inspection of the underside of the chassis, all looks in order and a previous owner had replaced all but one of the paper capacitors and some of the power resistors in the voltage dropping chain in the filament supply line. So, using a current limited power (series light bulbs), it slowly came up and functions quite well. On all bands, too.

Project Items:
DescriptionSKUItem IDQtyPriceSubtotalOperations
Capacitor - 160V, Axial Lead Electrolytic
  • Capacitance: 10 µF
C-ET10-1600015421$0.55$0.55
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Capacitor - 160V, Axial Lead Electrolytic
  • Capacitance: 22 µF
C-ET22-1600015421$0.90$0.90
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Capacitor - 50V, Axial Lead Electrolytic
  • Capacitance: 220 µF
C-ET220-500015911$0.50$0.50
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Capacitor - 160V, Axial Lead Electrolytic
  • Capacitance: 47 µF
C-ET47-1600015422$1.20$2.40
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Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
  • Capacitance: .0047 µF
C-TD0047-6300049595$0.60$3.00
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Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
  • Capacitance: .01 µF
C-TD01-63000495910$0.44$4.40
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Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
  • Capacitance: .022 µF
C-TD022-6300049595$0.46$2.30
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Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
  • Capacitance: .047 µF
C-TD047-63000495910$0.74$7.40
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Capacitor - 630V, Metal Film, Tubular
  • Capacitance: .1 µF
C-TD1-6300049591$0.69$0.69
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Total:36$22.14
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