Looks good man, can't wait to take it for a spin!
I'd like to post a movie to show how well this thing plays now, but... I have way too many sockets in both the GI and Controlled lamps that aren't behaving. I've already replaced all the bulbs, and put some effort in cleaning up the sockets with the lamp cleaning tool on the end of a drill. I'll have to become better with the sockets to win this war on this machine. I don't want to replace 10 sockets if I can do a better job cleaning the old crud off 'em. I may give it a shot tomorrow, but tomorrow's priority is rebuilding the HV section of the SDB.
SDB repaired. Only took me 4+ hours to complete it. Good grief. Sore neck.
Upped my board repair skills a notch.
39 hours in 20 days, and got it playing well. That was a fun sprint.
Now back to Gorgar for a few weeks...
I have Pace pcb board dremel type abrasive bullets that I use for lamp sockets but if you hit the tip with a lamp stick and drill and caught a bit of the outter socket. The next thing you can try using is the deoxit. Get it inbetween the the socket and mounting leg and put some inside the tip area and work the spring a bit. If that doesn't work. Likely due to loose base socket (use your meter)you can solder a jumper and likely never have an issue again or just replace with new. Soldering the jumpers is hard you need to prep surface lots of flux and high heat.
But ten sockets and shipping is what 15plus. Vs scrap wire.
So, with Gorgar pretty much in the bag, and Fathom in a much happier place, I'm back to taking a look at Nine Ball.
Ah yes, now I recall what's up with Nine Ball...
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