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Re: Green 302
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2013, 05:10:21 AM »
Nice find, Larry!  Congratulations!

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2013, 12:25:41 PM »
The buy of the year for sure.
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Re: Green 302
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 05:02:21 PM »
I finally reassembled the green 302 today.  I had wanted to sand out the scratches and pits, but I just don't have the time, so I polished what I had and reassembled everything.  I recoiled the handset cord, but it is still very loose and quickly losing its shape.  I probably should have reversed the curls.  After I screwed the base onto the shell, the ringer stopped working.  After a few attempts to figure out what the problem was, I discovered that the back end of the ringer was sticking upward a bit and apparently enough so that the bottom of the dial cover (#6 dial) was pushing up against the ringer when the shell was all the way on the base.  I managed to bend the bracket enough so that the ringer was able to move freely.  The phone looks pretty nice, but I apparently bent the base a bit when hammering the edges, so the feet do not all sit flat on the desk, and the phone wobbles a bit.

Larry

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 07:02:22 PM »
Larry, that's a really nice phone you got for a steal!

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 08:52:11 PM »
Looks great, Larry.  Beautiful phone!

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 11:00:45 PM »
Great looking phone.

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 11:22:56 PM »
Larry;
What a gorgeous phone, and job you did cleaning it up. Did I forget to say in my last post, I really hate you. ;D
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Re: Green 302
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 11:24:17 PM »
It works well too :)

Larry

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 11:44:45 PM »
Love it Larry!
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Re: Green 302
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 11:51:37 PM »
BTW, I polished this phone with a product called Meguiar's ScratchX2.0 which I found several months ago in the automotive section at the local Target.  It is intended for polishing out scratches in auto paint, but it does wonders on this type of plastic with little effort.

Larry

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #25 on: May 02, 2013, 03:40:52 PM »
It works well too :)

Larry

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2013, 06:33:01 PM »
Larry...that came out so well I went out and bought a bottle of Meguiar's ScratchX2.0....Outstanding job!!...Doug
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Re: Green 302
« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2013, 10:45:32 AM »
I think there was a modification to raise the case by putting washers at the hold down screws.  This might clear up thr dial/bell interference problem.
Howard

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2013, 11:21:19 AM »
Larry, it may be that the spades on the dial wires need to be moved slightly. I'm trying to find a BSP or a photo showing a 6A dial on a 302. Or find a 1952-1954 or refubished 302 to look at. (We called that the "mock procedure" where I worked.)
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Re: Green 302
« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2013, 11:26:16 AM »
Larry, it may be that the spades on the dial wires need to be moved slightly. I'm trying to find a BSP or a photo showing a 6A dial on a 302. Or find a 1952-1954 or refubished 302 to look at. (We called that the "mock procedure" where I worked.)

I did move the wires a bit, but the solution seemed to be the pushing down on the back end of the ringer so that it was no longer slanting upward. 

There is no question that a #6 dial in a 302 is a tight fit.


Larry