Cobra 138XLR Radio

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Matthew H.'s Comment
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It's been a good while since I've posted anything on here, in part because I took a brief hiatus from big riggin'.

Anywho...I'm back to being a wheel man and would like some input regarding the old school, older than I am, Cobra 138XLR AM/SSB radio.

I am buying one at a pretty cheap price that is in "works as it should" condition according to the seller. Once I have it, I'm taking it in for a bench test to see where it's at on everything.

My question for those of you familiar with these old beasts is what components should I consider replacing or upgrading due to their age? Any particular components known for failure? If needed, I'll have it recapped and also get the transciever aligned.

Any input you guys share is welcomed and greatly appreciated!


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KH's Comment
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Hi Matthew, I didn't recognize the model number, but when I googled it and saw a picture it brought back memories because when I was in high school I had a friend who had one in his car. He used it mostly for the PA to yell things at people when we cruised around, but it was during the CB craze of the 70s, so it was the thing to have. Anyway, sorry I don't really know anything about "upgrades", but I hope you get it working.

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