Over the past few weekends I have been slowly dissembling my Model A so that I could remove the body to send out for painting. Today the fenders and the last little bits came off and I had some helpers over to remove it. The body was off the car in 2010, but at that time getting it painted was not within my budget. This year however, it is. The last time we took it off it was heavy for four people. This time I removed the steering column, the emergency brake lever and the gear shifter, which made it way easier to remove. With 6 of us, we simply walked it off backwards and placed it on a roller cart, a friend of mine loaned me. Now all I have to do is roll it around.
A few weeks ago I started work on building a one tube regenerative receiver based on a circuit described in an old book called "The Boy's First Book of Radio and Electronics".
I had first encountered this book when I was a teenager. For years I wanted to build some of the projects within it, but for the most part, many of the parts were impossible to get back in the 1980s. Fortunately, since the advent of eBay, it is now possible to obtain just about everything. For this project I needed tube sockets, a 6BF6 tube, 2.5 mH choke, plug-in radio coil form and a few other parts that would have been difficult (if not impossible) to obtain when I was a teen.
Here are some photos of the radio so far.
Charles Baetsen holds a Bachelor and a Master's degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.