Took a little detour from the usual motorcycle work over the last week to upgrade the shop's audio system. If you're going to work on 70's bikes then it's best to listen to 70's music on a vintage audio system, right? A vintage Fisher receiver is getting replaced by a nice Sansui that my brother-in-law gave me. While the Fisher is nice, the Sansui is really nice and packs a few more watts as well. It's seen very little use over the last few decades and will get some maintenance before returning to service. This receiver was built in 1979 so it's chock full of 40 year old electrolytic capacitors. Don't want to bore any of you that aren't into electronics but what that means is they all really need to be replaced as they dry out and go bad with age. Running this unit with the old caps in place is just a ticking count down to letting the smoke out. Ordered all new electrolytics plus a few other parts so it's time to jump in and get them all changed out. At least this old stuff is repairable. Several hours work, piece by piece, board by board, and the surgery is successful. All the lamps for the face were burnt out so they got upgraded to LEDs. Had to re-do some shelving to make room for this beast. Sure sounds sweet! Time to kick back and have a beer.