"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by RDPipes, August 02, 2022, 09:44:58 PM
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on August 02, 2022, 11:43:15 PMGreat paint job! It looks a mile deep!MikePS: A phone with a tube will work fine, even on today's lines.
Quote from: Doug Rose on August 03, 2022, 07:36:30 AMRon.....it looks great. Stellar job, I can't wait to see the finished phone...Doug
Quote from: RDPipes on August 03, 2022, 06:20:32 AMThank you Mike, this different paint then the Red AE83 I just got done with and it layed down a lot nicer even in the heat and humdity.Its a little embarrassing but, to be completely honest its rattle can paint. Surprising what one can do withlimited options. The automotive paint I use to use is just to expensive for me anymore, so..........And if I remember correctly the phone wouldn't ring with the tube hooked up so instead of just taking it out ofthe circuit I removed it entirely, Duh! Dave (Poplar) showed me a thread talking about wiring these the correctway to work on the modern line and I owe him thanks for that too.
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on August 03, 2022, 03:44:54 PMI have a tube 500, a 501 dated 2-51, with the small OPERATOR script and the old 425A network and equalizer. After figuring out how to wire it correctly, works/rings fine with its C3A 2-wire ringer. These INTACT early 500s are pretty rare, as Ma Bell would convert them to the later version.Mike
Quote from: Doug Rose on August 12, 2022, 01:57:07 PMOutstanding Ron!!!!
Quote from: RDPipes on August 12, 2022, 01:15:18 PMWell, I got'er finished today except for some minor rewiring but, I've done enough with'er today.I hate working on anything with a brand new paint job, specially when it's rattle can. I doesn't ever seem to harden like the automotive paint I'm used to but, rattle can just doesn't have the smoothness and high gloss as automotive. But, I gotta a admit I don't have to deal the all the mixing and cleaning of spray guns. Anyway, here it is, for what it is.Oh! and the speckly stuff on the back of the phone is just a reflection of the wall of the light booth, it's almost as smooth as glass.
Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on August 12, 2022, 04:17:39 PMGorgeous!Mike
Quote from: Etienne on August 12, 2022, 05:07:58 PMVery nice!Are the plungers clear? They look black on your pictures.