AR-88LF Restoration project - Questions

Dennis Gibbs dgibbs at RATIONAL.COM
Wed Sep 2 14:13:17 EDT 1998

Hello everyone,

I am about to begin restoration of a recently acquired RCA AR-88LF.  Two
questions have come up:

1) Every AR-88 I've seen has had a very dingy-looking chassis.  Most
radios I've restored have had chassis made out of stamped aluminum which
were fairly easy to clean.  I don't know what the AR-88 chassis are made
of but they sure do look bad.  Has anyone found an effective way to
clean/shine the chassis of the RCA AR-88 series?

2) There is a rather ratty-looking oil filled capacitor, rated at .033
MFD at 1000 volts.  What should I replace this with?  It looks just like
an old axial-lead electrolytic.

Regards to all,

Dennis Gibbs
dgibbs at

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