If the IC legs only need soldering - which was very prevalent on the Mits's - then you could possibly get away with not even having to worry about installing parts. If the ICs have not been run in hurt condition and stressed (run while legs disconnected by cold solder joints) but unit was shut down promptly every time the images splitting from each other took place, once resoldered properly they could last till the end of time.
Fixing a banding issue and correcting the red push are 2 different things, so I was confused by the way you worded it.
To do red push correction right you need to have the right patterns for the particular scanrates, independent color isolation (filters were a rather limited second choice) and know exactly how to do it. The correct test patterns were on AVIA back then for standard def, but only calibrators with test gear usually had the correct patterns to use for HD. I had my Accupel so I was OK, but there were no HD discs yet, nor HD disc players. These days Joe Kane's DVE bluray has those patterns, but you still need to know what to do, which was on the SPOT if you knew what to look for. Could still be in the archives if you can get to them. I am always available for phone coaching on such issues, of course, if anybody wants to nail getting rid of red push by proxy.
Sounds like you really tricked out your set at that time. I was called in to fix a 73905 last year locally for an attorney, and we wound up installing the glass mirror I had been saving for myself during the overscan reduction. He was blitzed, and stays blitzed to this day, with same vintage set/model year as yours. Looks awesome, if I do say so myself...
I hope someone who appreciates all you've done with it steps up and you don't even have to consider trashing it. That would be a crime. It's only halfway thru its 20 year service life by years and even less so by usage, since it has low hours on it. It's got many years left of sizzling HD to watch on it, with pure, inky transparent blacks today's modalities can only dream of.
Again, if I had the space, didn't live totally across the country from you and didn't already have 3 CRT RPTVs on the property already, I'd snag it in a New York second! Anyone who wants to see why is invited to come over to my place and experience CRT RPTV in all its glory. Just watched Bourne Legacy last night, and had to watch the motorcycle chase all over again today, just to get enough! The splendid fluid motion went so quick last night and whizzed by me so fast, I just had to put it on again today. No lag, no strobing and no stop motion, as is prevalent in a lot of today's displays. Just fluid, present-time nonstop neck-breaking action.
bEdited by Mr Bob - 4/14/13 at 5:23am