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Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: Sven
Date: May 02, 2016 01:43PM
Was more than generous with a $$ donation taking this off the clubs hands, a donated a well used IDX Pro. Kept
working with redneck repairs.
This was a better deal for the club that having me restore this unit back to a working stock unit than paying me for labor and parts.
Then probably losing money trying to auction it off.






I have a lot of hours in it now cleaning it up, dried up mud swamp inside the case, leaking battery acid, pounding out control box dents,
priming, painting, there's still a lot to do to get it done.

Since I opted to own it, went thru doing Mr. Bills mods, meter and control box circuit board part changes, GB, Threshold and variable SAT controls.
Replaced all original control pots as well. Just need a couple more matching knobs.

Overall a fun project, I like fixing things up.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2016 10:04PM by Elton.




Re: I guess it was in a bad way! But not dead!N/T
Posted by: Frank in NH
Date: May 02, 2016 03:00PM

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 02, 2016 11:00PM
it was still working? that's a pretty good ad for Whites.

have fun !!

AJ

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Finished!!:thumbup:
Posted by: Sven
Date: May 07, 2016 07:28PM
It's done and it works great.
I like the adjustable SAT control..........



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!




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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 08, 2016 04:46AM
looks great Sven, meant to be a nice detector , I been looking at a whites for years keep getting drawn to the MX5 so many coil options :biggrin:

well done on the fix have to let us know how it does in the dirt.

AJ

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: Old California
Date: May 08, 2016 02:20PM
Very nice workmanship Sven,

You're very talented with fabrication, your mods always look impressive.

Thanks fur sharing,
Paul



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WOW ..Nice referb.......N/T
Posted by: Elton
Date: May 08, 2016 05:40PM

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: silverseeker 2
Date: May 10, 2016 10:33AM
Sven,
Your work is beyond amazing. You are one talented man!!!
Always enjoy reading your posts.You are a TRUE contributor
to this great hobby. Your Mirage intrigues me to the point of
wanting one but have never used P.I. Keep up the great work Sven...
silverseeker 2

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Re: Finished!!:thumbup:
Posted by: Mega
Date: May 11, 2016 08:24PM
Sven,do all the mods work together in unison ?? or could say just the GB and Threshold,must admit i do have all the instructions that you so kindly provided,currently have the 950 coil and a 5.3 being shipped over from the US,but also have the offer of a 15'' coil for the IDX Pro for deep pasture use,and was wondering if the IDX would run the larger coil without the GB modification at the moment.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 11, 2016 08:57PM
I seen that big mono coil the 15" one "I want" wont fit though on MX5

only a guess Mega but might need some sort of GB for a big mono coil like that to get the full benefit I take it this the one you mean? http://www.whiteselectronics.com/mxt-max-15-search-coil-15-khz

guess it might work on the MX5 still working this Whites stuff out what coils work on what detectors its a bit confusing !!

sure looks like a fun coil at worst its gunna build some muscles :biggrin:

AJ

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: Mega
Date: May 11, 2016 09:05PM
AJ,thats the size of coil that i am looking at but in the link that you have to the Whites website that coil is for the MXT and it will work on the DFX but only in 15Khz,this is the coil that will work with the IDX Pro and lower freq machines Blue Max 15'' coil for IDX Pro and also another bonus is that its much cheaper than the MXT coil.



Deus and Nexus MP main everyday detectors

Displays on a Detector are really the equivalent of relying on sub-titles,give me a Analogue machine anyday.

Site specific use machines.
TDI Pro 20'' Mono
Nexus SE dual 9'' coil
Fisher TW-5 twin box
Crossbow PI Coiltek 14x9 Mono
Mirage PI 5'' Mono
DFX 18'' Detech
T2 SEF15x12
IDX Pro 15'' Concentric
Arado120b
B1 and B3
Trident11 Extreme NEL Snake


Mainly hunt deep ploughed and pasture sites,trashy roman/saxon and celtic permissions.

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Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: amberjack
Date: May 11, 2016 09:32PM
cheaper and lighter Mega bargain !! you going to get one? recon it would be deep.

IDX pro seems like a nice machine don't see many around.

I bought a MX5 and getting a bit confused about after market coils , all the whites coils that work on mxt M6 etc.. work on the MX5 , but a lot of the after market ones that work on the same machines don't say they work on the MX5 just wondering if they forgot about listing the MX5 as working or they just don't work?

any help here would be very much appreciated :biggrin:

AJ

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Re: Finished!!:thumbup:
Posted by: Sven
Date: May 16, 2016 05:27PM
You can just do the Threshold and GB mod, bringing the controls from the circuit board trimpots to external control pot.
Some one else would have to answer your question on theta 15" 3 pound cannonball of a coil.



Quest Pro & Q40, Nokta Impact
Self built Mirage Pi's --- they work great in trashy areas!!

Re: Beat Up Piece of junk
Posted by: JJdigs
Date: May 16, 2016 07:36PM
Man that IDX is detailed.....Well Done !

Re: Finished!!:thumbup:
Posted by: poorman
Date: May 16, 2016 08:32PM
Noticed the Cuff pads were still a little ratty. All else looks awsome. In case you do not know, the best way I have found to take off the old foam pads is to heat the entire arm cuff over the electric burner of the kitchen range. Heat the metal part very hot, So hot you can touch it, but not hold on to it. While it is still really hot, peal up a corner of the pad and gently peal it right off. If it gets hard to peal, heat the cuff some more. Solvent,gas, or paint thinner will clean up any left over stickey.

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