Had a bit of spare time and inclination today so I took all the connections off the back of the McIntosh after labeling the wires. That’s a task in itself.
Removed the old multi-cap can. Took to the base of it with the Dremel. I had wanted to retain the original look of the capacitor as the top of it sticks through the chassis. The old brown heat marks show the point where it shows. The Dremel cut is well below the visible line.
Mallory’s finest. Still in surprisingly good physical shape.
Cleaned the dregs of tar out of the case after softening it a bit in boiling water.
Removed the old capacitor wad. Four new caps to fit inside. It would appear Nichicon listened to the classic audio crowd because these are common values and voltages the the era, designed to fit inside old cans easily.
Fitted the caps all in place. They fit nicely. Actually over the spec of the originals on voltage and temperature. They should last.
Had to drill the base to pull the leads through. Kept the original markings intact.
Glued back together it looks nice. Gave it a bit of a buff up with a bit of metal polish.
Looks neat back in the chassis. Sitting listening to it now and it’s running happily.