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Triumph TR6 - Radio Replacement
|I am investigating replacing my radio and speakers. I would like to keep all looking stock (within reason) but want to take advantage of today's tech. I know there is info in the archives on this subject but thought I would see what the experiece has been most recently. A "retro look" radio by a vendor has been advertized recently on ebay but not sure if anyone has had any experience with it.|
Also, is there anthing I need to watch out for with installation. Removal of the current radio revealed lots of wires that I need to figure out where they all go and what they do, etc....Thanks. Shawn 74.5.
Check out MOSS's offering for this application. Modern technology including MP3, IPOD USB access/etc. with OEM face plate and appearance. I have no experience with this product directly but expect to upgrade my original Bendix when I get to that point in this adventure of restoration.
I have no experience with this retro look as I left my orginal in its spot (disconnected)and put the modern AM/FM/CD player in the glove compartment. Didn't know that there even was a retor looking option. I believe the original still works and I wanted that original look still. As well I installed a power antenna to the new one.
The only wires I am familiar with related to the radio are the power to the ignition switch, the speakers (I thought the original had one plug for both speakers) and the antenna. There may be a ground wire. Mine is a 69 so it may be a little simpler than a 74.5 though.
Good luck with your search.
If you go with a "new" radio there will typically be wires for front and rear speakers and they will be marked as such. Also a ground wire (green or black) an ignition wire (red) and a hot wire (probably yellow) for the clock and presets.
|Doug, Mike and Charlie,|
Thanks for the info. The Moss radio looks pretty good.
|I listen mostly to the 2 sterio pipes comming out the back of my car. Sweat music to me!!!!!|
|Don't ever plan on having a stereo in mine. My Wedge is my stereo and traveling car.|
|Our BBS sponsor, LBC Co, has a retro radio for sale on its website. Check their feature items for this month Shawn. Not sure if it's what you want but it's an option for you. Click on their link at the top of the thread. |
|LBC is a Dist. for Moss so it's the same as Moss sells|
Since I have altered a few items from stock on my car, when it comes to sound I bought an Alpine that fits perfectly and will install it next spring and let it do its thing be it rock, country, 50's & 60's whatever.
Two of my speakers will be either side of the tranny hump and the others... we'll see as I read old posts and consider options within the limited space we all have. The spaghetti that pours out the back of the radio... well I know I have to find power, two speakers, an aerial and ground. I'll add two more speakers when I have the nerve to add boxes or carve into existing voids. I'd follow Charlie's advice if you don't have a radio manual. Mine has all the unnecessary optional goodies that may expect a power source even when the ignition is off hence the ignition hot and the always hot. Dan Master's book tells you what's hot and what's not... until the key is turned.
Get yourself a couple of 6x9s in one of those black felt wedges. They are the best for the back parcel shelf. I have head you can not hear kidney pad speakers. There should be a white wire comming off of the ignition which is for a radio.
If you do not have the kidney pads on both sides of the radio plinith to fire wall then get them. They hide a lot of stuff in there.
This thread was discussed between 07/12/2008 and 18/12/2008
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