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jSumner
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Hi I'm new to this forum and would like to re thread the tuning cable on my Bush VHF 64. There are various options in terms of thread thickness available on EBay, I wondered if anyone knew the correct thickness

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Topic starter Posted : 04/12/2020 4:36 pm
Nuvistor
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Is the original cord still on the radio, if so use that as a guide. Various types have been used as replacement. One suggestion was fishing twine, take an old piece of the cord to a fishing tackle shop and see if there is something of use. It must not be slippy or stretch whatever you get.

 

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Posted : 04/12/2020 5:00 pm
PYE625
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I just did a search on ebay "tuning drive cord" and there is a choice of 1mm or 0.6mm thickness of drive cord available in 3m lengths.

 

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Posted : 04/12/2020 5:52 pm
Cathovisor
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Without digging out my own VHF64 to check, I'd go for the thinner of the two cords suggested by @pye625 - the thick cord is more suitable for things like pre-war EMI sets.

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Posted : 04/12/2020 5:54 pm
PYE625
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Yes, the 0.6mm will be the one to go for. Meant to say so above.... sorry lol.

Without wanting to state the obvious, if it were me, I would like to consult an illustration of the layout of the drive cord in the relevant service data. It could save you from a cat's cradle headache. 😉 

 

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Posted : 04/12/2020 6:05 pm
Boater Sam
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I buy Chinese bead cord, its about 0.6mm, available in colours and white, and very inexpensive for a full reel.

It grips well, stretches very little. Lots available on ebay

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Posted : 04/12/2020 6:52 pm
jSumner
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Thanks for all your replies, very much appreciated. I'll go for the .6mm The cord is still on but broken and has slipped off the pulley wheels and I do have a diagram downloaded from a Vintage radio website so It shouldn't be a problem to replace......famous last words!

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Topic starter Posted : 05/12/2020 4:17 pm