Monthly Archive: November 2009

Nov 18 2009

Relocating the Backup Batteries

The battery caddy on the system board was decrepit.  Many restorers move the backup batteries of of the board to protect it from battery acid.  This is wise and I did the same.  It required removing the old holder and installing a jumper wire, then putting a Radio Shack battery holder on the back box.

Nov 18 2009

Lighting!

  One thing I did that a purist might not agree with, I replaced almost every incandescent bulb with a new LED.  In my view the benefits far outweigh the ever-so-slightly-reduced authenticity. Benefits of LEDs: Bolder and more vivid colors Longer life Cooler burning Draw less power and therefore easier on the wiring and components …

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