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 on: Today at 02:53:27 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by mygoose101
I'm not sure why you would want to change out the cooling system. The original cooling system are the best. Plus you say when it stops working, chances are if it's working now it will work for quite some time. Those compressors are pretty bulletproof. I would not put a new cooling system in it.

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 on: Today at 01:44:45 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by Rick_T88
I replaced both the main door seal and bottle door seal recently.  The main door seal as well as another seal on the inner side of the main body to go with the main door seal.  That was recommended when I started a post about 6 months ago.  I also have done the paper in the door test to verify a tight seal.   I did this while it was outside and the bottle door one a couple of months ago while inside.  No condensation since bring it inside.

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 on: Today at 01:40:01 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by Rick_T88
I'm planning on keeping the same paint scheme.  The rust on the bottom concerns me.  I was planning on changing out the entire cooling system when this one quits.  I would also like to re insulate it and maybe put it back outside.  Currently it is a little loud for the living room.  

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 on: Today at 01:39:10 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by MoonDawg
       You could just change the bottle and main door gaskets and watch it closely for condensation this summer.

        If you must break it down for paint, you will then have the opportunity to replace the insulation. 

        I agree, it looks like a nice original as is.

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 on: Today at 01:07:35 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by mygoose101
If you restore it are to going to keep the same color scheme or change it to red bottom white top? I'm asking because that machine looks pretty nice as it sits. I would take out the compressor and redo that. Paint it and rewire it. While the compressor is out clean the floorboard and the rest of the inside. From the outside you have some rust on the bottom the of the door so I would just address that but overall that is a nice original machine. Maybe put in new glass for the bottle door and fresh set of decals. maybe the machine looks worse in person than your photos but I think it's already a nice machine. Just sharing my thoughts, either way you can't go wrong.

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 on: Today at 12:11:58 PM 
Started by Rick_T88 - Last post by Rick_T88
Hello all.  I have a Cavalier 72.  Bought it last year. Cools great.  I keep the beers to 28 degrees.  I live in Houston, TX.  I had it outside most of last summer on my cover back patio.  It developed a tremendous amount of condensation.  Due to increased rusting fears I brought it indoors.  I am considering doing a self-managed restoration.  I don't plan to do all the work, but will act as the manager of the project.  Any tips or subcontractors (sand blasters, painters, etc) in the Houston area you would recommend?  I could ship it off somewhere to have it done, but then it's like having an old car.  I think I'd take more pride doing some of it myrself.  Thanks.

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 on: May 27, 2017, 10:28:25 AM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Eric
Enjoy the extended weekend all! Grill Time!!! happydrinkers

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 on: May 26, 2017, 09:40:33 PM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Jared
You to Jim, have a great weekend

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 on: May 26, 2017, 03:53:32 PM 
Started by Jim - Last post by Jim
Hello everyone,

Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend ! ! !
   happydrinkers  happydrinkers  happydrinkers

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 on: May 25, 2017, 06:24:01 PM 
Started by SIGNGUY - Last post by Stotman
A few years ago I started collecting tower clocks and other large unusual clocks. I recently picked up a very large Hahl Pneumatic Master clock and a very small E Howard tower clock. I hope to finish both restorations this Summer.

Pics can be seen here:

http://summerclocks.blogspot.com

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