"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dave F, October 22, 2010, 11:05:25 PM
Quote from: phone-sweep on October 24, 2010, 07:09:07 PMHello, all - my first post here.Very interesting phone you have here - it is tragic how some ebayers "pack". Can't tell you how many times this has happened to me (or the other dealie where imperfections - cracks, chips, etc. - are not shown or conveniently left out of the listing pictures).Would love to see a pic or two of the grab area in back.....Something different about your ringer.. I believe the bells should be upside down, not "cup up". The ringer in 34's was unusual in that it was kind of at a 45º. Like this:http://www.planetcasemod.com/Phones/AE34/C/insides1.jpgLike Terry suggested, use a strap wrench on the handset caps - preferrably rubber. "Grab" the bands.... these are the parts that unscrew. In the past, on tough ones, I've had to put the handle in a vise (with blocks of wood in the jaws) so I could get a good grip. If it still didn't want to budge, I've used a bit of penetrating oil in the crack between handle and band. Let it soak in for a bit and try again. Unfortunately, sometimes the spitcup is "welded" to the band and you end up breaking a small centering tab on the spitcup. Not a major deal as the tab is internal and not visible and the spitcup can always be manually centered before tightening the next time.I have some ideas for restoring your bakelite if you're interested but I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment. Do you have all the little vent slots bars?
Quote from: Kidphone on October 24, 2010, 01:15:36 PMDave...is is a darn shame to see a beautiful phone end up like this. I am curious, you received this, and Ivory 305 and what else? This looked like one hell of an auction. I do agree, have Ray make you a clear Cover and you will be thrilled. Just a thought....Doug