Author Topic: Quad 303 restoration  (Read 26393 times)

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #270 on: September 10, 2019, 11:35:06 AM »
A heads up on the original Bulgin power plugs ...

https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/compact-power-connectors/0488400/

https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/compact-power-connectors/0489504/

Yep, those are the ones. Thanks!

The Quads however came out with a 90 plug top which is this one on Mouser: https://www.mouser.co.za/ProductDetail/171-PX0430-SE

I think I will go for the original look.
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline simeli

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #271 on: September 10, 2019, 04:58:54 PM »
I think the original Bulgin plug is actually this one
https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/products/0489510/

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #272 on: September 10, 2019, 05:24:01 PM »
I think the original Bulgin plug is actually this one
https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/products/0489510/

Yep, that is the one I will be buying.  Bulgin Mfr. Part No. PX0430/SE
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #273 on: October 01, 2019, 10:29:51 PM »
You could send me the top cover of the tuner and I'll pop around to a Ceracote specialist. Might be able to match the color pretty close which will see me ordering a small 4oz tester from the States. These can be had in an air dry version which is different to the oven cure type I use. This will of course mean spraying all the covers just to be sure the color matches perfectly. Only caveat being the front panels being printed so I would not think those should be done. Worth a try, as ceracote simulates closely the pearlescent appearance of the Quad paint.

I'll not charge for the spraying if an option and a suitable color match can be found in their range. Guaranteed not to wipe off with ANY type of thinner or acetone  :thumbs:

@Schalk would you mind popping me a PM with your cell number so that we can chat about this? I only had time now to look into this. The front panels are not an issue as another forumite has offered to UV-print the text on the finally painted plate.
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Online Mongoose

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #274 on: October 10, 2019, 07:09:26 PM »
Awesome thread man, and thank you for sharing. Lots of dedication going into this build  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Offline Schalk

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #275 on: October 17, 2019, 11:12:24 PM »
Hello Herman? Quite sure you are not really your own Goggie...

I am very difficult to get hold of on the phone. Rather just pop me an old fashioned email at valveaudio@absamail.co.za and I'll respond in kind? Let's get this off the ground.

Regards
Schalk

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #276 on: October 18, 2019, 03:37:41 PM »
Hello Herman? Quite sure you are not really your own Goggie...

I am very difficult to get hold of on the phone. Rather just pop me an old fashioned email at valveaudio@absamail.co.za and I'll respond in kind? Let's get this off the ground.

Regards
Schalk

wilco @Schalk
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #277 on: October 18, 2019, 03:38:26 PM »
I have been a bit quiet on this thread. The reason is here.
Herman

~ To heal the soul is to embark on a new journey. ~

Offline Schalk

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #278 on: October 18, 2019, 07:51:26 PM »
I have been a bit quiet on this thread. The reason is here.

Yup, thanks for your reply Herman. That project is going to take a while  :faint: I admire your resolve in tackling and finishing stuff!
All the best, however long it takes, I should still be around when you decide to move on the Quads.