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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Parmenter View Post
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    Jim I have similar problems with vintage receivers. I had taken down my Kenwood receiver and stored it away while I cleaned up my Sunporch room. Months later I found an RCA Jack plugged into the Dolby in Dolby out ports I figured when I disassemble thcomponents attached to it I didn't want to lose the jack so randomly plugged it onto the first jack I could while moving stuff around. Bout 5 months go by, I clean the potentiometers on the Kenwood because they were cause static and volume issues. This is one of the Monster Recievers Kenwood made and even with my power Hungry Dahlquist speakers, It still can be deafining at medium output. So I was quite surprised after cleaning, even at full power the sound on any speaker attached, was very low volume. I went onto AudioKhama web site, got help from the best, reread the original owners manual and the service manual. Got so frustrated as it work perfectly before being store 5 months. I left it put it away and did something else. Wioke up one night and thought about the RCA jack. Next day reread the manual. It says you need jumper cable on the Dolby in and out puts. Every othere receiver from Marantz to Pioneer, ect from this 70's era of analog receivers have main input and out put s that if aren't going to a separate amp, need jumper cables connected from input to output side. Once I figured out this(mind you this beast has a ton on rca jacks for multiple turntables, 3 sets of speakers, aux, 2tape recorders, list goes on) so seeing dolby in and outs did't trigger my brain as something to pay attention too, any works fantastic! Sometimes walking away is much better than a hammer or gas and a match...Great Job.
    PS you are the guy to buid the indy Watson!
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    GOOD GOLLY! Time sure gets away... I'm still alive and well, just haven't done anything noteworthy on my Deuce. I just looked at the date above and nearly choked; it's been 6 months since I updated here! I've been doing everything else and spending almost no time in the garage or shop.

    Back in March the left front tire on my Model-A came apart and went flat on the way home from a local cruise-in. That led me to replacing all 4 tires on it. They all still had plenty of tread left and no dry cracks, BUT... they were all 17 years old! A good friend (a former tire dealer) told me he never runs a steel-belted radial tire more than 6 or 7 years old because, no matter how good they look, they are a ticking time bomb. Old bias ply tires can run forever until the tread is gone, but steel belts have a definite life expectancy. Lesson learned. This concept was just reinforced when a friend up in Indiana recently popped a front tire on the way to Pigeon Forge. It happened at about 70 mph. The car (a 'glass bodied Deuce roadster) went into the median, snagged the separation cables, spun around, and came to rest in the median facing the wrong direction. The front axle was snapped, left front half ripped off, frame diamonded, bent and twisted, body cracked in several places, grille shell and radiator destroyed and 3 of the 4 wheels damaged. Luckily, neither of the guys were injured, but the car is totaled. The cause?? A new-appearing steel-belted radial tire with the production date of 1991! Tires are branded on the back side with the week and year of production. Learn to read the code (it's easy) and take care of yourself.

    So, what else has kept me from the shop? It started with the never-ending "honey-do list". I had several things that I had put off because of my wife's back surgery last year. Just as I was getting to the end of my list, I got Covid! Fortunately, it only kept me down for about a week, but then we found out my wife needed additional surgery - this time on her neck. It was done on September 1st. The recovery for the neck was supposed to be easier and shorter than for her back, and it has been, but about the time I was able to leave her alone I pinched the sciatic nerve in my back! HOLY CRAP!! So, here I am now with a limp in my walk, a touchy back, and constant fatigue (a leftover from Covid). So I haven't abandoned my Deuce or this thread; I'll get back to it, I promise.
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    Take care of yourself Jim! Been through the neck and back surgery many moons ago, tell your wife it's all worth it eventually! Hoping you both heal up quick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    GOOD GOLLY! Time sure gets away...

    Back in March the left front tire on my Model-A came apart and went flat on the way home from a local cruise-in. That led me to replacing all 4 tires on it. They all still had plenty of tread left and no dry cracks, BUT... they were all 17 years old! Tires are branded on the back side with the week and year of production. Learn to read the code (it's easy) and take care of yourself.

    So, what else has kept me from the shop? It started with the never-ending "honey-do list". I had several things that I had put off because of my wife's back surgery last year. Just as I was getting to the end of my list, I got Covid! Fortunately, it only kept me down for about a week, but then we found out my wife needed additional surgery - this time on her neck. It was done on September 1st. The recovery for the neck was supposed to be easier and shorter than for her back, and it has been, but about the time I was able to leave her alone I pinched the sciatic nerve in my back! HOLY CRAP!! So, here I am now with a limp in my walk, a touchy back, and constant fatigue (a leftover from Covid). So I haven't abandoned my Deuce or this thread; I'll get back to it, I promise.
    Well you have had a busy 6 months! Good call on the tires.. I better learn to read those codes, the coupe got it's tires back in 2011 I think.. but that isn't the age of the tires, that's just when I got'em. Surgeries and covid for the 2 of you really sucks! Sciatica, been there, had surgery to fix it. okay 10 years now. Relax and enjoy the holiday season best you can.. then when things calm down maybe you can get back into the garage.
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