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Old 16th Nov 2022, 11:41 am   #1
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Default Quad FM1 Tuner. Replacing the Hunts capacitors

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https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=195952


I have a Quad FM1 tuner that has seen better days, but it works... kind of. I want to use it to practice replacing components namely the Hunts Mouldseal capacitors. I am new to this hobby and am getting confused with what i should use to replace them. There seems to be so many variables and I'm left scratching my head. Can someone who is in the know please help! I'm hoping for a list of the Hunts capacitors and what I would use to replace them.
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Old 16th Nov 2022, 1:56 pm   #2
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Default Re: Quad FM1 Tuner. Replacing the Hunts capacitors

Hello and welcome to the forums. See here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.com/repair...apacitors.html

and here:-

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=88767
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Old 22nd Nov 2022, 11:05 am   #3
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Default Re: Quad FM1 Tuner. Replacing the Hunts capacitors

Hi, and thanks for the welcome. I've seen those suggested links and I've seen what I think is right. But I guess I was hoping for reassurance on my choices.
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Default Re: Quad FM1 Tuner. Replacing the Hunts capacitors

I'm not a Quad expert, but I've never had any problems with the modern yellow cylindrical polyester or polypropylene capacitors.

If you want a comprehensive list of replacement capacitors we'll need to know wht's fitted at present ie capacitance and voltage.
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Old 24th Nov 2022, 9:29 am   #5
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Default Re: Quad FM1 Tuner. Replacing the Hunts capacitors

Having done fair few of these here is my 2 pen'north
I always replace the Hunts caps with ceramic disc types readily available from the usual sources, generally with a 1KV rating so no problems there. Try to keep them in the same place as the originals plus keep the leads as short as possible. The caps in the RF tuner are a swine to get to and really need the IF strip removing for better access, and as the RF section does rely somewhat on stray capacity for tuning try to keep them in exactly the same positions. Check all resistors especially the two 82K in the IF strip and the two 120K around the detector (EB91) area. If you are careful you may not need to realign anything.

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