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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 09:20:41 PM »

I have an aftermarket Kenwood am/fm cd player.  For original shows, the radio is a pull out and I have a delete plate I made that fits over the opening and keeps me in the stock class.   

The delete plate you would love.  Instead of spending big money on the aftermarket ones, I made one of plastic, used a woodgrain decal that matches almost perfectly, installed a silver trim using a thin piece of AC metal duct tape and the lower black section painted.  It looks exactly like the woodgrain delete plate, but cost me about $5 to make. 

I have since purchsed a 69 Camaro AM radio the same my car came with new and installing that.  I found the radio at a swap meet for $30.  It had the original knobs and cleaned up perfectly, looks almost new, and works.  I am thinking of putting the AM radio back in along with the column shifter, powerglide trans, and removing the console, shifter and gauges adn put my car back to the way it was.  Then, install an ipod setup under the dash.  I saw where a guy did this and had a plug-in jack for the ipod mounted on the underside of the dash.  I don't listen to AM/FM radio anyway, so why not put it back to original?
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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2013, 07:44:58 AM »

Just picked up one of these repro radios http://www.radiosforoldcars.com/newradio0F.htm and have to say that the pointer drive is anything but quiet stepper motor precision, sounds more like a sewing machine!
Have made a youtube vid of it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da6oYGFUyzs

When slowly rotating the tuner knob for manual tuning, the pointer moves up and down as well as in and out, in a circular motion as it traverses the dial i.e. it corkscrews it's way along the dial, which strongly suggests to me that the stepper lead screw is running out of center, causing the sewing machine noise.
Let me know what you think.
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Rob
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« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2013, 07:42:34 PM »

... and have to say that the pointer drive is anything but quiet stepper motor precision, sounds more like a sewing machine!


Jeeziminy!

Is that normal for these radios? Did you contact the seller?

I've been considering one of these for a long time, but the uber high pricing has kept me at bay. Seems that for that price, it would support bluetooth streaming or have a usb port hidden somewhere in the back or via a extender wire.

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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2013, 07:10:21 AM »

... and have to say that the pointer drive is anything but quiet stepper motor precision, sounds more like a sewing machine!


Jeeziminy!

Is that normal for these radios? Did you contact the seller?

I've been considering one of these for a long time, but the uber high pricing has kept me at bay. Seems that for that price, it would support bluetooth streaming or have a usb port hidden somewhere in the back or via a extender wire.



Sorry for my long absence here. Yes, I contacted the seller and he was happy to give a full refund.
The concept is good and the finish is great, but the implementation both mechanically and electrically needs more refiinement.
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