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 Post subject: Arado 130 (120b)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:50 pm 
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Hi all,

Would anyone have photos of an Arado 130 REAR control box showing the battery door arrangement?
Far as I remember, there were 2 screws holding on a small square metal door? I used open just one of these (from memory) and swivel it either way to insert/remove the batteries?
A mate is renovating a 130 and I would appreciate any Help & Tips and photos of the battery door/screws etc if at all possible.

You can mail me directly if easiest: des.dunne@yahoo.ie

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 Post subject: Re: Arado 130 (120b)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:39 pm 
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Hi Des,
I found this on the net, hope it's the right one mate :g50:


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 Post subject: Re: Arado 130 (120b)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Looks right to me Keith. I had the 130 which control box wise was Very similar. Great machine for the time. But heavy compared to todays machines.



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I thought they were similar, thanks mate :g50:



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Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!



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Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!


Get it back out mate, you might find your first Saxon with it :g42: :g50:



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Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!


Get it back out mate, you might find your first Saxon with it :g42: :g50:

Mmmmm!!! Don't mention that word :g56:

I used to like using it though back in the early 1990's, I got the arm aid and fitted the additional threshold adjuster too.



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the-roman wrote:
dig-it-pete wrote:
Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!


Get it back out mate, you might find your first Saxon with it :g42: :g50:


Ooof!
Don’t mention the ‘S’ word Keith! :hahaha:



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dig-it-pete wrote:
Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!


Pete,

Could you do me a favour if you would be kind enough to measure the dimensions of the battery cover door please?
My mate is re-building his second hand purchase which is in an awful state and asked me that?

Furthermore, does anyone know where a second hand meter housing could be found? His is broken. He's looking too make one from ABS material but would prefer 'the original part'

Does anyone repair them now in the UK: was 'Pentechnic' the official repair centre?
Do you think he might still have any parts?

Finally, whatever happened to the 'Technology' of 'Arado?' Did anyone buy the rights to it?

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Desreally wrote:
dig-it-pete wrote:
Still got my Arado 130 in my shed!!


Pete,

Could you do me a favour if you would be kind enough to measure the dimensions of the battery cover door please?
My mate is re-building his second hand purchase which is in an awful state and asked me that?

Furthermore, does anyone know where a second hand meter housing could be found? His is broken. He's looking too make one from ABS material but would prefer 'the original part'

Does anyone repair them now in the UK: was 'Pentechnic' the official repair centre?
Do you think he might still have any parts?

Finally, whatever happened to the 'Technology' of 'Arado?' Did anyone buy the rights to it?

Many thanks

Des


Hi Des - I will hunt out my Arado and measure the battery housing plate.

I bought my machine from Mark See-Evans in Bath - he was well in with the chap that made Arado's and seem to remember he made Mark a huge search coil and believe he found a Viking burial site with it!!! Memory is a bit vague now as this was over 20 years ago. It might be worth trying to track down Mark though?



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 Post subject: Re: Arado 130 (120b)
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...just One more Q he asked me: on the battery cover 'screws'. does just one open and the other is a grub that doesn't screw out so you 'swivel' the plate?


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Desreally wrote:
...just One more Q he asked me: on the battery cover 'screws'. does just one open and the other is a grub that doesn't screw out so you 'swivel' the plate?


If you look at kieths image of the backplate above , They dont look like screws. cant see any slots..They look like catchplates twist & pull , :g43:


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"Did you manage to get out to your shed Pete? Don't forget the measure tape" Lol...


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"Did you manage to get out to your shed Pete? Don't forget the measure tape" Lol...

Ah!! Jolly good job you reminded me mate - my mind has been otherwise engaged on our big charity rally on Sunday :g58: :g64:



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