[Saloon-lovers] Radio question

Hi List: SOON, I will be considering a radio for my Mark 2. The original is a
Stromberg-Carlson (household name ,huh). My car is converted to negative and
I have added an alternator, so original radio will not work but it fits well.
Pretty good condition, but of course not AM/FM and no cassette.
The question is:::
Have any of you had the “classic car” radio rebuilders do a conversion to
your original radio with the internal modernization upgrades ?
If so, was it done well and are you happy with the results.

As always, many, many thanks to all for help.

Dennis Barr

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Hi Dennis

had the same problem with one of my classic Fiat’s two weeks ago
I had a very nice period radio in it but only AM and no cassette.
I build in a brand new Pioneer Radio/CD player with all the gadgets and,
very important ! , with wireless remote control, completely tucked away
under the dash and remained the original radio.
Coupled with nicely hidden speakers this gives a perfect sound from
classical to house music.
It will cost you a couple of points when a judge discovers it on a concours
but it is very practical as there is no need for taping your CD’s with
considerable quality loss.
It is also relatively cheap too.
Only drawback is that you will miss the sound of the engine !

I know there are also systems which use a cd player with a limited distance
transmitter.
The sound of the player is than transmitted via FM an can be received on
your own radio. This system will therefore not work on AM only radio’s

Happy motoring
Cock Ooms
www.classicpassion.nl

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Onderwerp: [Saloon-lovers] Radio question

Hi List: SOON, I will be considering a radio for my Mark 2. The original
is a
Stromberg-Carlson (household name ,huh). My car is converted to negative
and
I have added an alternator, so original radio will not work but it fits
well.
Pretty good condition, but of course not AM/FM and no cassette.
The question is:::
Have any of you had the “classic car” radio rebuilders do a conversion to
your original radio with the internal modernization upgrades ?
If so, was it done well and are you happy with the results.

As always, many, many thanks to all for help.

Dennis Barr

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Thanks Cock, I appreciate the input.
Dennis

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Hi Dennis,
I had the same problem in my mk2. It had a rather badly installed
Blaupunkt AM. The most cost effective and least invasive procedure for me
was to purchase a Kenwood 2 shaft AM/FM cassette radio from Crutchfield.
It fits perfectly in the original opening with no modifications. I also
made new kick panels and installed 6" speakers. The sound seemed a bit
mushy so I made up a panel that allowed small dual speakers to live behind
the original console speaker grille. It looks factory although with
current technology, sounds great and if CD use is needed for those long
drives one of those cassette CD connections could be used. Now all I need
to do is install resistor type spark plug leads to eliminate the buzzing.

Good luck,
Frank Bailey
60 MK2 mod-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Radio question

Hi List: SOON, I will be considering a radio for my Mark 2. The original is
a
Stromberg-Carlson (household name ,huh). My car is converted to negative
and
I have added an alternator, so original radio will not work but it fits
well.
Pretty good condition, but of course not AM/FM and no cassette.
The question is:::
Have any of you had the “classic car” radio rebuilders do a conversion to
your original radio with the internal modernization upgrades ?
If so, was it done well and are you happy with the results.

As always, many, many thanks to all for help.

Dennis Barr

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Thank you Frank, I appreciate the information.
Dennis

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