Zenith Trans-Oceanic Resources

Collecting and Restoring Zenith Trans-Oceanics

Technical Information and Instructions for Our Reproduction Batteries, Labels, and Connectors

  • Installation Diagram for Z-985 Type Batteries
  • Instructions for Type AA box: Building Your Own Working A-B battery
  • Instructions for Type AB box: Installing abbattery pack in the Z985 box
  • Instructions for "Do-it-yourself" Z-985 label set for abbattery
  • Instructions for D Cell label Set
  • Instructions for Eveready 467/NEDA 200 Label Set
  • Installation and Wiring Instructions for Z-985 Style Battery Connector
  • Instructions for Z-1 Battery, Model I (for Z-1's purchased thru July, 2008)
  • Instructions for Z-1 Battery, Model II (for Z-1's purchased after July, 2008)
  • Instructions: Build a Farm Radio Battery
  • Build a Working Eveready 467/NEDA 200 battery
  • Z-1 Label Replacement

    Zenith Trans-Oceanic Repair & Restoration Guides and Documents

  • Zenith 500 & 600 Series Trans-Oceanic Restoration Guide
  • Step-by-Step Tutorial on Recovering a Zenith Trans-Oceanic Radio
  • Re-Stuffing the Capacitor Can in 600 Series Trans-Oceanics
  • How to Align Your Tube Zenith-Transoceanic
  • Slipping Dial Cord Fix, Models 1000 and 1000D Trans-Oceanics
  • Chassis Removal, Models 1000, 1000D, and 3000 Trans-Oceanics
  • Recapping Guide for Model Royal 7000 Trans-Oceanic
  • Repair and Restoration Services

  • Sacramento Radio Expo, Restoring all models of Zenith Trans-Oceanic
  • Dale's Antique Radio Repair
  • Old Tyme Radio International
  • Radiosphonos
  • Jim Barnard's Zenith transistor radio repair service
  • DCS Vintage Repair: Restoring all models of Zenith Trans-Oceanic
  • Tom's Antique Radio Repair
  • The Radio Attic, Restoration Resources

    Restoration Parts and Supplies

  • John Kendall's Vintage Electronics: Source for Hard-to-Find Parts for ZTO
  • Antique Electronic Supply
  • Just Radios: The source for capacitors and resistors for ZTO and other vintage radios
  • V-M Audio Enthusiasts: V-M factory parts and manuals for all Voice of Music models. Needles, cartridges, 45 adapters, and the most needed rubber parts for ALL post WWII record changers and tape recorders, including the popular RCA 45 players and Zenith changers. A great site for information, help and the parts you need.
  • West-Tech Services: Restoration parts and services for RCA and other record players and changers

    eBay Sellers Offering Zenith Trans-Oceanic Products or Services

  • ABBattery Power Supply
  • Zenith Trans-Oceanic Battery Pack Repair Service
  • Solid State Tube Replacements for 1L6, 1LA6 Adapters, and More
  • Zenith Trans-Oceanic 7000, 3000, and 1000 Repair Service
  • Reproduction Dial Covers
  • SAM's Photofacts for Zenith Trans-Oceanics

    Note: Products and services may or may not be available at all times. Although I have dealt with some of the sellers listed above, some I have not. Please contact these sellers via eBay messaging if you have any questions about their products or services.


  • RCA Victor Special Model M Victrola phonograph schematic


  • Zenith Trans-Oceanic, The Royalty of Radios, 2nd Edition: A must have book for the serious ZTO enthusiast.

  • Restoration of the Zenith 7G605. Check e-Bay, or contact Joseph Kiser at ricojoer@yahoo.com