Ok, good news! The rectifier board has such short wires which makes it hard to get to my fuses without pulling the board off. Once I pulled the board I looked at F2 and it wasn't seated properly in its cradle. Also, the tabs were stretched so far that they were almost touching F1 & F3 cradles (or whatever you call those things). So, after getting zapped because I didn't UPLUG the machine, I bent the tabs back together on F2 and had to replace the F2 fuse again. I'm guessing maybe that's why it kept blowing.....idk. Anyhow, I put the R-board back on and Bam! Everything came on and seems to be working fine!
This is a beautiful machine and I've wanted it for 3 decades but just can't keep it any longer. Maybe I'll change my mind before the right buyer comes along.
Thank you, your guidance is much appreciated!
PS: vdojaq, yeah I drove 10 hours to get it and the guy flat out lied to me about it. NEVER buy a machine without playing it first!