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    What heighth should the antenna be at the max and then at the minimum. Is it a tape that coils and goes up and down to drive the antenna and can you uncover it. I have the main housing cover off. Mine will not move in either direction by turning the wheel on the kick panel on a '47 Studebaker and a '52............Brad

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    It's a cable that winds around a reel with a clutch. The cover unsnaps and you can see the works.


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    • #3
      There's a spring steel pressure plate that fits against a fiber disc. If it has lost it's grip and worn a groove in to the disc you may need to secure it in some manner. It's been years since I had one of these apart. I'm not up to removing mine to resurrect memory so open it up and tell us what you find.

      I actually got mine working using parts from two different antennae so, if yours is all intact, it should be repairable.
      "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

      Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
      Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
      sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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      • #4
        It appears to be rusted in place also. I have lubed it and will let it set for a while..........Brad

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by bradnree

          It appears to be rusted in place also. I have lubed it and will let it set for a while..........Brad
          One of my "smarter" moves some years ago was to lube the wind-up antenna on my '53 with a graphite liquid. Can you say "zero radio reception"?


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          • #6
            quote:Posted - 01/24/2007 : 7:05:48 PM
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            What heighth should the antenna be at the max and then at the minimum.
            Mine retracts to 6 1/2" and extends to 51".

            Brad Johnson
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            33 Rockne 10
            51 commander Starlight
            53 Commander Starlight
            "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

            Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
            Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
            sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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