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    ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

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    aguaazul

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    ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

    Post by aguaazul on Tue Jun 26, 2018 2:03 am

    Greetings Dynaco FM-3 Die-Hard Fans,

    Most everyone can see in a web search that Bill Thomas was a man with great Dynaco knowledge and expertise.
    Luckily, the internet has saved some of his best build ups resurrecting systems. Here is a long story for a short request.

    I just had an FM-3 restored and upgraded. The end result is really top notch now.

    Chauncey Epperson hooked me up with a great tube hi-fi guy, his referral hit it out of the park.  

    Although he is not an FM-3 specialist, he’s a Dynaco ST-70 & PAS Specialist. The tuner systems he works on are vintage Super-Tuners, examples: McIntosh MR-71 and Marantz Tens… his shop has all of the test equipment to get the final outcome just right.
    Luckily, the tech had just come off a buildup of an FM-3 using a good base and a parts tuner and he was willing to do another one.

    I had 2 good FM-3’s. One had the tapered tuning transformers and 90% of the original Dynaco tubes that tested OK, so we went with that one as the base, if we needed parts, number two should be able to supply what was needed.

    If any interest in the full story, I’ll post the details on what it took and its history. It was a fun ride.

    While we planned the refurb of my systems, we both referenced this very valuable thread by Bill Thomas. But what the old posts are lacking are links to photos.

    What I am looking for, are the accompanying photos that go with the Audio Circle thread started in 2008: Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning!

    As with most old threads, the photos are no longer being hosted. I’m hoping someone has a full copy of the thread with these pictures. I print out threads the PDFs. Perhaps someone has a web copy.

    I have searched the Internet Archives Wayback Machine… no luck there.

    PM me if you have a copy w/ pix or the photos to match. I'd really appreciate any partial or full copy.

    Or PM me if you are looking for a top notch vintage tube gear tech with Dynaco & more expertise.

    It took him a while, great communication throughout and a really good bottom line fair price.

    Thanks,
    Aguaazul

    Here's the link: Dynaco FM-3 rebuild - "A Double Dose of Fine Tuning!"

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    Re: ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

    Post by Peter W. on Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:54 am

    http://www.raincityaudio.us/blog/heathkit-fm-3-high-fidelity-tuner-repair

    Lots of good pictures here - that may help you along with the referenced text.
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    Re: ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:33 pm

    Bill Thomas was a great source of Dynaco tube gear info .. I had some correspondence by Email with Bill over the years. Sadly, Bill passed away in November of 2011. I made a short write up about Bill in 2012 on this forum at the link below. There are five links to some of his rebuilding/restoring info at this link below ..

    RIP Bill Thomas

    Bob
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    Post by aguaazul on Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:14 pm

    Peter, Thanks for that link. Had not seen that one before.
    Bob, thanks for adding the info. It's the 2nd link that we are working with that is missing most of the photos.  A huge amount of information is lost to unfortunately.

    On the threads that are important to me I archive them.
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    Re: ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

    Post by dmagazz on Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:45 pm

    wow! thats a great thread. ive copied it to study later. thanks bill thomas, rest you.
    and thanks bob for posting that
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    Re: ISO: Photo Meta Data From: FM-3 Rebuilds from Bill Thomas: A Double Dose of Fine Tuning! From Audio Circle….

    Post by aguaazul on Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:26 pm

    Hey All, the ship came in. We have these and more thanks to Stewdan!

    Here's a link to download them. You must have the HTML file along with the accompanying folder to see the threads.
    There are 5 links & folders.

    Three cheers for Stew!

    https://bwcis-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/randall_bluecomputerservices_com/Eia4ZVbxkitGrX5y2i8DZvcBBA1sP6MjB7gnrch3zL7VPw  

    Sorry, forgot the link... dental work today.


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    Post by dmagazz on Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:48 pm

    i think you forgot the link
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    Post by aguaazul on Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:50 pm

    Fixed it.

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