VINTAGE HOME ELECTRONIC REPAIRS / Restorations
Radios from the twenties, television sets from the forties, 1960 model Seeburg boxes... Just a few of the many kinds of vintage electronics I can repair. I have worked on every item pictured in the gallery, which is a small sample. Pleased to assist you with your project.
VINTAGE HOME ELECTRONIC REPAIRS / RESTORATIONS
Radios from the twenties, television sets from the forties, 1960 model Seeburg boxes... Just a few of the many kinds of vintage electronics I can repair. I have worked on every item pictured in the gallery, which is a small sample.
VINTAGE AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONIC / RADIO REPAIRS / RESTORATIONS
Cadillac Autronic Eyes to car radios from the 1930's well into the 1970's.
Have repaired / restored many pre-1959 wonderbar radios also. These are the most complex, time consuming and costly, but I've yet to meet one I couldn't 'get back on the road'.
SOLID STATE CONVERSIONS FOR VINTAGE CAR RADIOS
Probably my least favourite thing to do. I can install modern high power / high fidelity 'guts' in your vintage car radio. I find it extremely difficult to eviscerate a vintage radio, but sometimes there are little to no options and if you don't like listening to 'all traffic all the time', AM broadcast will not provide any enjoyment. As well, the converted radios sound fantastic. I removed the AM 8 track stereo from my 1972 Lincoln Continental, purchased a defective period correct AM-FM radio from E-bay, converted and installed. Great sound! Installation options/configurations are many. Other service providers charge less, however it is a lot of work to do a quality conversion. I do conversions for clients just as if it were going in my own car.
A lifelong career in electronics has afforded me a wealth of practical knowledge. The bulk of it self-taught and some of it the result of mistakes I’ve made along the way and corrected.
Too cool for school, I left after grade 10 and spent a couple of years stripping and refinishing antiques, staining and spraying lacquer (without a mask) at a furniture factory. I transitioned into consumer electronic repairs following a childhood interest in all things technical.
At 18, I was repairing console television sets in people’s Livingroom’s as well as ‘everything electronic’ back at the shop. Over the next 3+ decades, my career has evolved with experience in electronic test and measurement equipment repair and calibration, broadcast and industrial products and supporting gear used in the film industry.
At the same time, and I’m told since a toddler, I was always fascinated with vintage electronics. The more tubes the better. Being weird, to this day I love the way a tube radio, stereo or phonograph sounds. The way a tube anything smells as the dust heats up is the best! I have been known to sit and stare at the lit filaments...
A long departed grandfather would always have an all American five radio or some record player waiting for me as a gift at family visits. I couldn’t have known how important his simple kindness was as it certainly set me on A specific path career and hobby wise.
I have a small collection of vintage cars as well. Nothing Barret-Jackson worthy but well kept. I enjoy them immensely and two of the five of them have tubes in their radios – can’t get any better than that. After a tough week in the real world, there’s just nothing like grabbing a coffee, sitting down in a chrome laden tail finned car and listening to its tube radio…