Allied 498 Receiver just arrived - couple questions

Discussion in 'Pioneer Audio' started by tuberadios69, Apr 16, 2018 at 5:47 PM.

  1. tuberadios69

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    I just picked up a nice Allied 498 receiver which is basically a somewhat stripped down Pioneer SX-2500. It uses four 8V 0.25 amp bayonet lamps for the dial illumination. Does anyone know of a source for these? I subbed #47 bulbs which are 6.3V 0.15 amp but would eventually like to install exact replacements. There was no # on the old lamps, just the voltage rating and "Stanley" (brand?) and what appears to read "H.D" below all that.
    The receiver also has an inoperative automatic motor driven dial scan feature. Tuning manually is a bit stiff so perhaps I'll need to lube bearings around the flywheel or the guides. Anyone have experience doing that with either this Allied or the Pioneer (SX-2500)?
    The receiver seems to work pretty well on FM although the right channel has a tiny bit of background noise (on any input). I'm running it right now with headphones just in case some small electrolytics need reforming. The stereo indicator wheat bulb is out and looks to be a real pain to get to (I have replacements). The dial indicator/pointer also doesn't illuminate. It too looks like a pain to disassemble and fix. Any comments from any of you with experience here would be greatly appreciated!

    This pic came from the seller's description. I'll post a better one with the illuminated dial later.

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    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018 at 5:53 PM

     

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  2. tuberadios69

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    Here's a picture with the new dial bulbs installed. Roscoe couldn't resist the photo op. too. Would be great to hear from any of you with experience dealing with the Pioneer SX-2500 auto tuning mechanism . . . .

    Allied 498 receiver and Roscoe.JPG
     

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