{Collins} Re: Broken 51J-4 tuning slug question

Hello all,

The slug can be successfully glued together and will work just like new because the ferite is still there and the radio will never know that it was glued.

I recommend you use "Superglue Gell". DO NOT USE "J.B.Weld" or any other glue that contains metalic particles.

Make certain that there is no glue residue left on the outside surface of the slug as it has to travel freely inside the coil form.

Hope this helps,

John, WA5VVT, V.P. and Board member CCA

<daveaust@xxxxxxx> wrote:

>I received my first Collins rx today. It's a 51J-4, ser# 7310. I'm in awe
>of its beauty(goofy, I know). It survived a UPS trip really well. I am
>still in the inspection stage. The only thing I have found physically is a
>broken tuning slug core from L-114 inductor. The good part is that I both
>pieces completely intact with no chips or chuncks missing and the two
>pieces fit together perfectly with no gaps. The break is less than a
>centimeter from the top where the "push-pull wire" enters. All other slugs
>look great. Can the two pieces be carefully glued back together? If so
>with what type glue or does it matter? It seems like it could be glued but
>if this is a stupid idea, is there any hope of finding a replacement? Any
>help/info greatly appreciated.
>Thanks in advance, dave austerman, N5WNM, San Antonio, TX

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