Author Topic: Quad 303 restoration  (Read 33233 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. ~

Offline 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.

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #279 on: October 25, 2019, 07:53:25 PM »
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.

Yep @Schalk , it is been a few years since I started out with the greywater system and revising and revising till it works. The water harvesting is now in its second year. Time and money is as always the dictating issue!

I have sent you an email re painting the Quads. Let me know if you do not receive it.
Herman

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

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #280 on: November 04, 2019, 08:28:10 AM »
I decided to calculate the total surface area that needs to be sprayed for the Quad 303. So I went and carefully unwrapped the stored steel parts. I nearly lost it ...

What looked like quality plating turned out to be a disaster. All the parts have started to corrode!  :sd: :facepalm: :Ooooooh: :sulky: :nono:








And so much more worrisome was the Quad 33 front plate that will not be painted.






I will mail the plater now and ask what the heck they are going to do ....
Herman

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

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #281 on: November 04, 2019, 08:47:16 AM »
So, I have mailed them. Let's see ...

Back to what I originally started off, the surface areas.

On the Quad 303 the total area of the surfaces to be painted are as follows:
  • Dark olive brown:  2 919 cm2 or 452.5 in2
  • Lighter brown:   1 536 cm2 or 238.1 in2


Herman

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

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #282 on: November 04, 2019, 09:05:00 AM »
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

Hi @Schalk I have emailed you as requested, but have received no response to date. Kindly check ...
Herman

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

Offline mygoggie

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #283 on: November 04, 2019, 10:01:39 AM »
The plating company came back to me and asked that I return the parts ASAP so that they can fix these.

Good news and I am really glad they have business ethics.
Herman

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

Offline Schalk

Re: Quad 303 restoration
« Reply #284 on: November 04, 2019, 04:16:02 PM »
Hi @Schalk I have emailed you as requested, but have received no response to date. Kindly check ...

Hello Herman, my apologies for being absent (even though I am on the forum once in a while). Time a wee bit tight at end of year. I am glad they decided to man up and do the work. I do spray painting in free space, not a spray booth. I would not want to upset you more than the platers.... However, I do think I have this process well covered otherwise I would not have offered.. I'll be in the wings if you get a bloodied nose once again from the platers  :be:

Best regards, Schalk