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mp3 on my 8 track
#1
Ok,
    I have a oem ford 8 track in my 71 and would very much like to keep it, however I want MORE.
Would like to add mp3 and fm.
I am aware that one can get a 8 track to cassette adapter and from cassette to mp3.
I am wanting to make the converter and house it in a gutted 8 track tape with an auxiliary jack to plug directly into a mp3 player or even house the mp3
in the gutted 8 track tape, just need some instructions and a schematic.
What can we come up with here ?
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#2
You might see if there's anything useful here:
https://lifehacker.com/5711813/wire-an-o...-mp3-input
http://theamcforum.com/forum/mp3-player-...16338.html
Good explanation here:
http://www.spridgetguru.com/TA0041.html
Or you can have your radio converted$$$
http://www.tech-retro.com/Aurora_Design/Home.html
http://www.mikehaganantiqueautoradio.com...fmr-2.html



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#3
I onced looked into it. Trying to make one adapter out of the two. I eventually decided to go with a Retrosound.

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#4
Yes Don,
That is what I want to do, only with the ford 8 track unit.
I would very much like to put all the electronics in a gutted 8 track tape.
have seen bits and pieces but nothing with a wiring schematic or instructions.
 
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#5
I added some more, one of them shows how to tap into the volume control (potentiometer).



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The attached is a scan of the repair manual for 73 AM/8Track. Do not know if anything there to help. I think maybe it is already on the site I did not search. I have couple cars with 8 track.
OH well cannot attach because I am over my limit, lol. Have to clean out something with pics I guess.


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(10-27-2018, 09:28 AM)Don C Wrote: You might see if there's anything useful here:
https://lifehacker.com/5711813/wire-an-o...-mp3-input
http://theamcforum.com/forum/mp3-player-...16338.html
Good explanation here:
http://www.spridgetguru.com/TA0041.html
Or you can have your radio converted$$$
http://www.tech-retro.com/Aurora_Design/Home.html
http://www.mikehaganantiqueautoradio.com...fmr-2.html

Don,
The spridgetguru link is very close, but pretty sure one can accomplish the same thing by putting a tape head in a gutted 8 track cartridge.
Then no internal modifications would have to the ford stereo.
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#8
How about this, then?
http://www.katestrackshack.com/accessoriesforsale.htm



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(10-27-2018, 11:55 AM)Don C Wrote: How about this, then?
http://www.katestrackshack.com/accessoriesforsale.htm

That be it Don.
www.coolcats.net/modifying8trackadapter.htmlalso found it at cool cats.

Thanks for the help.
While we are at it anyone have a radio rear mount for a 7173 that would be willing to sell ?
Boilermaster
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