I had to say a sad farewell to my Sharp 9292 boombox the other day, things being what they are and money being tight, he had to go.
A few years ago, I had fully stripped and cleaned it, replaced the motor, replaced the belts, made new idlers and various other bits and pieces on the lathe and even managed to source a new record play head. Everything was perfect. Still, it went to a person who really does appreciate it so I’m not so sad about that. Farewell my outrageous friend.