It seems to have been a long time since my last post on this restoration. I have been busy making improvements to my KB collection storage and display area.
Although there is still work to be done with wiring and more insulation and finally decoration. It is now damp proof and ready for the winter.
Today I finished putting the KB "Kolstar" back together and thought you might like to see some photos.
I had a suitable speaker which was from a KB radio (a little later model) and had to adapt it so it would bolt onto the speaker shelf and rest against the back of the front panel. Ti do this I had to cut away part of the existing welded on bracket and reshape it to make new flanges to mount it on the wood shelf so the speaker was vertical.
The speaker cloth I have fitted is temporary, it is a bronze colour and the original was a gold/brass colour, I have ordered a new gold cloth specially made to match the original, by Corrien in Holland, but the waiting time is 12 months.
. It will look good when it has the bright gold cloth.
Did I say that the radio works very well, but there is a little distortion on some stations, mainly the pop ones, I have had this on other radios of this age. I think it has something to do with the low IF frequency giving a poor bandwidth not suitable for the high modulation which some stations use now days.