Both channels are working so good now after a complete caps replacement in the power amp section.
IC 302 is running nice with no over heating. It was running hot (angry) with the leaky cap/s.
Even though I have done recapping a lot, I still appreciate all the comments and advices. It is so easy to make a mistake on polarity and also put the wrong cap. Thanks to NORM.
I learned a lot to work on this CFS 77. I will post all pics that might help our members when they get a chance to work on it.
The next hurdle is the belt replacement on this. These SONY decks are a nightmare to work on. I've worked on all the CFS decks, but I am always nervous working on it. The top plate for the flywheel will not come out easily. One has to remove several parts and components to get there.
I am waiting for 11" and 10.7" belts.
Original belt was slightly elongated. It measured 11.5" as it is.
Sadly our belt reference guide gave wrong numbers...10.5".