I know this is an old topic but I have had no luck finding a solution!
My MK IX has an original radio with a charming hand cranked antenna which no longer responds to the hand cranking! I believe the nylon cable has stretched and no longer ‘bites’ the inside crank pulley. All parts seem fine except for this nylon cable that pushes and retracts the antenna when cranked. I’ve read many people in this forum have renewed or repaired their antennae - can anyone help? I assume I need to replace the antenna rod and attached nylon cable with Newer modern ones I see on line - but I don’t know which one will fit, — or if I can detach a nylon cable from a new antenna and re-attach it to my original smiths antenna shaft.
Has anyone tried either of these fixes?
NOS Smith’s radiomobile drank assemblies are made of unobtainium - have never seen one for sale.
Thank you all! And merry Christmas