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Delco Radio
« on: July 07, 2012, 03:46:12 PM »
Does anyone know where I can go to get my 1969 Delco Radio repaired.

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 04:19:42 PM »
Is it an AM radio - 91APB1 ? 

Do you have any soldering experience and want to see if you can fix it yourself?

Mine hadn't worked for 37 years.  I replaced the dried out electrolytic capacitors and it fired right up.  Sam's photofacts has the schematic.

If not, there is a restoration recommendation thread here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9018.0

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 03:07:43 PM »
Thanks so much DavidS, my radio came out of my 1969 Camaro, by chance do you know what the part number is for a 1969 Delco Radio ? Before I send my radio to get repaired I want to make sure it's the right one for my car. Thanks

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 05:18:34 PM »
Is it an AM radio - 91APB1 ? 

Standardized Delco radio code as of late 1968:
91APB1 is a 1969 Delco push button AM radio.
9=1969
1= Chevrolet
A= Midsize, includes Camaro
PB= Push Button AM
1= revision #

Other radio codes:
FP - AM/FM Mono
FM - AM/FM Stereo

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2012, 01:35:48 AM »
Wiseman,
 Check Craigslist Los Angeles, auto parts, search delco radio for his ad and information. "Joe" @ 626 264-7233. I have not used him.  Good luck.
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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2012, 01:51:16 AM »
One of the best is Jerry!
If you check websites like the Corvette Forum and Team Camaro you will probably find Jerry. Just a first class guy and like us, a car guy additionally. Did three radios for us and just top notch with outstanding communication. Just cannot say enough great things about him. Here is his website:  http://www.electrodesign.us/contactus.htm
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Phone: 864-363-0947 weekdays from 12 to 4 PM EST 
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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2015, 05:11:51 PM »
Is it an AM radio - 91APB1 ? 

Do you have any soldering experience and want to see if you can fix it yourself?

Mine hadn't worked for 37 years.  I replaced the dried out electrolytic capacitors and it fired right up.  Sam's photofacts has the schematic.

If not, there is a restoration recommendation thread here: http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9018.0


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Re: Delco Radio 91apb1 am radio
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 10:57:33 PM »
Is there suppose to be measureable dc one volt onto 8ohm spkr using ecg121 as direct subst for factory transistor called ds-503. ?

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2015, 12:19:06 AM »
I would like to know of a reliable Delco expert. Jerry is retired except for some Corvette radios. There is Joe in CA but I'm A bit uneasy about him. Don't want cheap import parts in my original piece.
Anyone?
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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2015, 01:32:47 PM »
I used Robert Pacini at Precision Radio Repair in New York.  Was pleased with the appearance of the work, I sent him my speaker as well.  I wanted my radio repaired as original.  I have not started the car yet so I cannot comment on the working condition of the repair

See link for article in Hemmings Muscle Car Mag

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 12:47:23 AM »
Contacted Robert and he is backed up for 3 months. Will have to wait til winter.
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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2015, 07:37:41 AM »
And that is the way it is with Robert.  He is always backed up, well worth the wait.  Here is a conversation I had with him.  BTW, the radio he refurbed for me is still cranking out the sound.  And gives you an idea of his costs.

Hi John,
 
Yes, I'm still repairing Delco AM Radios.
 
I can repair and overhaul any radio from 1946 to 1990 for only $100-150.
(1946-57 are $150, 1958-90 are $100)

It includes parts.
All the worn or defective capacitors, tubes, transistors, etc.
Full radio alignment for the best reception.
Clean the dial area & re-paint the dial pointer.
Clean & lube all the controls & tuning mechanism

Also, if you wish, I can Modify your radio for better bass & treble, to sound like a modern radio for only $50 extra. I don't gut out or remove any components. I just connect a few of the original circuits in a more modern fashion for better bass & treble & power. All of your original circuts will still be used. You won't believe how good your radio can sound. The $50 Mod. DRAMATICALLY improves bass and treble response which makes your original radio have the full tone of a modern radio.

Use with your original type 8 or 10 ohm speakers, or better yet any of my new 8 ohm 4x10 or 6x9 Hi-Fi speakers. Let me know what size.

Also, if you wish, I can install an aux input cable for an ipod/mp3/cell ph/portable-cd for $50 extra. It's a cable that comes out of the back or side of your radio. I can make the cable any length from 2 ft. to 5 ft. It has a female jack on the end of it. I also supply a 2ft male to male cord to connect it to the ipod/mp3. It's connected directly to the volume control of your radio for the best sound. (not like others that plug into the antenna jack which then goes through the radio tuner)

The total repairs would be $100,($150 for 1946-57) plus $50 for each the mods, plus shipping. Credit card or PayPal when I finish are best.

If you decide to ship it, the Post Office is much more gentle than all the other carriers.
Insure it for at least $300 & wrap it well to Protect The Shafts, They break, bend or get pushed in easily. I use balled up sheets of newspaper to pack them tight. You could also put cut off heavy tubing over each whole shaft like PVC or large heater hose longer than the shafts to protect Them. Please dont use styrofoam. Leave a note with your email or phone# & I'll notify you when I receive it.
 
I have a new address below

Thank you,
Robert

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Utica NY 13502

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_____________________________________________________________________

> From: john
> To: oldstereo@hotmail.com
> Subject: RE: RE: John, Delco Radio repair
> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 06:59:15 +0000
>
> Robert,
>
> Are you still repairing Delco AM Radios?
>
> I bought another 69 Chevy that needs the same service you provided to me a few years ago.
>
> John
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: john
> Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:12 AM
> To: John
> Subject: Fw: RE: John, Delco Radio repair
>
>
>
> --- On Wed, 3/3/10, Robert Pacini <oldstereo@hotmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> From: Robert Pacini <oldstereo@hotmail.com>
> Subject: RE: John, Delco Radio repair
> To: John
> Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 11:46 AM
>
>
> Hello John,
>
>
> I can repair your Delco Radio for only $100, but I'm 3-4 months
> behind.
>
> It includes parts. Any defective capacitors, any defective IC's.
> etc. And a full radio alignment. Also, I clean the dial area &
> re-paint the dial pointer floresent orange.
>
> Yes, I can upgrade it to include an ipod input for $50.
>
> Also, if you wish, I can Modify your radio for better bass & treble,
> to sound like a modern radio for only $50 extra. I don't gut out or
> remove any components. I just connect a few of the origional circuts
> in a more modern fashion for better bass & treble & power. All of your
> origional circuts will still be used. You won't believe how good your radio can sound.
>
> The $50 Mod. DRAMATICALLY improves bass and treble response which
> makes your original radio have the full tone of a modern radio. Use
> with your origional 8 ohm speakers, or better yet my new 6x9 8 ohm
> rear speakers for only $20 each.
>
> The total would be $100 for the repairs plus $50 for each the mods.,
> plus shipping.
>
> If you decide to ship it, the Post Office is much more gentle than
> UPS.
>
> Insure it for at least $100 & wrap it well to Protect The Shafts, nose
> & corners. Leave a note with your email or phone# & I'll notify you
> when I recieve it.
>
> Thank you,
> Robert
>
> Ship to:
>
> Precision Stereo Repair
> 8441 Seneca Turnpike
> New Hartford,NY.13413
>
> oldstereo@hotmail.com
> Ph.315-797-5219
>
> ________________________________
>
> Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 05:21:07 -0800
> From: John
> Subject: Delco Radio repair
> To: oldstereo@hotmail.com
>
>
> Would you have the time to ops check and repair my AM Delco Radio? I
> turned it on one day and smelled electrical smoke and the radio did
> not operate for that 2 or 3 seconds i had it on.
>
> And if it is repairable could you install an input jack like the one
> you did for Hemmings Muscle mag?
>
> thanks
>
> john
>

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Re: Delco Radio
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2015, 11:51:42 AM »
 Thanks for posting that info, John. I'm at a point were my radio does work but I wanted just a little better dynamic range but still keep the original unit. Replacing the front speaker with a newer one with better sound capabilities is about the only mod I would do outside of radio improvements.
I like the external jack idea and circuit mod for better sound so I may use this info you provided.

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