Thanks for all the help.found a blown cap .80 meter is now working in a wimpy fashion.I read in an article don't replace all the tubes,(after I already did) the radio will need to be aligned.I thought no big deal,I did it to a short wave set years ago.The manual is hard to understand.Its saying to use another radio tuned to WWV for a signal source.So I look up wwv and theres like 4 of them.I have an older set with WWV in 3 different places.Does it mater which one?Which one existed when the manual was printed?I have the vtvm although I hardly know what to do with it,there's too many leads.I tried to download a manual and all I got was a bunch add botts and viruses.Its not that hard to figure out trial and error.I remember blowing several of my dads meters.My fluke digital is very forgiving.
VTVM is put across the speaker terminals. The analog dial help you peak the receiving signal. The better the signal, the louder the sound, the needle moves outward. When you reach a peak, it then heads back in the wrong direction. Just re-peak it.
If you do not have a VTVM, you can get one fairly cheap, or do what I did. I purchased Radio Shack Micronta 22-220A FET VOM, which emulates an 11 Megaohm VTVM, and works great. And they are like $30 on ebay.
The WWV is a good way to tune if you do not have an RF generator. But you may have to tune it on all the bands.