When I first dived into restoring my Akai X-355 reel-to-reel I first read A LOT about the deck and the joys of resurrecting vintage audio equipment. Sadly, I had not done as much homework as I should have. I found out how difficult it can be to replace some of the components in a 50-year-old machine. I will jump into my first forum query by asking if anyone can answer this question: Has anyone tackled the re-capping of the X-355 "oscillator card"? This card would seem to exhibit engineering protocols that went out with the last Ice Age. The card contains three caps. Three odd-balls, I think......... 100uf 6V electrolytic--+/-1% tolerance (!) .068uf 400V "plastic condenser"--perhaps a polystyrene cap?? +/-1% tolerance .01uf 400 "oil condenser" +/-1% tolerance I have a second X-355 machine that I keep for parts. I made a rookie mistake by replacing the oscillator card caps in the first machine with what I thought were OK replacements. Wrong. W-R-O-N-G. When I belatedly obtained the machine's service manual I quickly discovered how badly I had missed the mark. I have located some .068uf 400V 1% tolerance caps of the "oil and paper" type. Old, but in-spec. However, I question their stability compared to a plastic film cap. The 'lytic I have no idea how to replace. The .01 uf 400V "oil consenser" might be replaced by a second .068uf 400V +/-1%?? Being that this is an oscillator unit we are talking about, I am hesitant to wander off of the original Akai design. Am I being too particular?? CALLING ALL KHARMICS!!