The 83's Project Thread 5 5 2
I do have Friday off, so I may find a bit of it. However, I have a nasty project that I have been putting off for far too long: chasing down a rattle in one of my Vandersteens. It only happens at certain frequencies, so I suspect one of the drivers is damaged (either the woofer or the midrange) but before I can get an RMA from Vandersteen I have a lot of testing to do first, such as switching wires, crossovers, etc., and trying to narrow down the frequency range causing the problem. That means pulling out my rack and crawling around a lot and I just have not had the gumption to do it. I decided to dedicate Friday to the task. Hopefully, if it is one of the drivers, they can talk me through removing it and sending it in so that I do not have to ship the entire speaker back. (Just re-packing it would take hours!)
The warranty is five years, so I am covered even if I drag my feet, but it is such a drudgery that I keep putting it off. But I have a bunch of new CDs and SACDs that I would really love to listen to, and while the problem is intermittent, it is still too distracting to let me do so. So I am torn between desire to enjoy my music and being too lazy to start solving the problem!
Well, obviously they do not want someone shipping something back and have it turn out that the problem was with the amplifier, so they make everyone do some simple process of elimination. Only when you are talking about 130lb speakers, a fifty-pound rack and God knows how many pounds of amplifiers and other equipment, to say nothing of a rat's nest of cables, nothing is simple!
East if you haven't got some ignition parts on ebay here lately now may be a good time. Over the last three weeks I have spend about 200 dollars and got one Mallory ignition box, one jacobs ultra coil and milage master box, 3 mallory distributors and 3 accel distributors. I paid 5 bucks plus shipping for the last one. It's like no one is bidding on them lately. Just about got all the parts I need now for the 52 and 55. Plus while they are this cheap they make great trading stuff.
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If I may interject, how much work do you think it would be to replace diff mounts (front and rear) without access to a hoist? Debating whether to do myself or just have a mechanic shop do the work . . .
Well I found a set of original of 15x7 N24's. They are kinda rough and need to be refinished. No major damage that I see though. I still have to check the other 2. No center caps either but classic actually sells repos.
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