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Original radios
#1
I did a search on here for info.Am I correct by what I read a 72 was available with am radio,am/fm or am/8 track? Anyway I'm looking for an original working radio either am or am/8 track.Does anybody have anything for sale or know where I can get a correctly working nice one?
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#2
I'd check with Don @ Ohio Mustang Supply.

It might be nice if you first had your Marti Report and/or factory invoice to let you know which one your car had when it was new.

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#3
I'm not concerned with having exactly what it came with.It has a cheap aftermarket cassette player that doesn't work in it now.Id just like to have a period correct radio in it.
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#4
Understand. Lots of options. Some run a simple AM radio but actually USE a hidden newer MP3-capable sound system.
I've seen them hidden nicely!

Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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#5
The AM only had one speaker up front in middle.
The AM/FM had speakers in the doors which requires the boots and the wire harness along with the grills and speakers.
The AM/ 8 Track had the same door speakers as the AM/FM.
If you are wanting to look original you will need to find the wire harness and the speakers and grills along with the rubber boots that go between the A post and the door. They are not reproduced. You can get new speakers but not the rubber parts. Pic attached showing on a 73 vert.
I picked up a couple of the AM/ 8tracks on eBay for $90.00 one worked other for parts. You can get them refurbished, usually a .99 cent part bad. Look for a local guy the ones online rip you.
The 8-track tapes require some up keep also and there are people online that sell all the pieces. I use to blow peoples minds with my 8-track with pink floyd dark side of the moon. I blew the speakers a couple times and had to replace, lol. The rubber boots are the hard thing to find they repo the speaker grills and you can get several speakers that will fit.


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#6
If you just want 'the look' with the additional functionality of AM/FM, USB, MP3, Bluetooth + hands-free phone calls, optional 6-disc CD changer, with plenty of output options for 2 or 4 speaker configurations, with or without amps + sub-woofers, you might look at one of the Retrosound or Custom AutoSound systems. I think they also make antenna plug-in modules to allow plugging an iPod into factory radios.

Here's a shot of my Retrosound Model 2 unit in the dash with a Ford Philco screen protector.

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Eric

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#7
I've thought about the retro looking modern stereo thing.I really don't need all that fancy garbage.I really don't even care about having music,the 521 sings the song I like but the wife bitches about not having tunes.
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flstf09;288546 Wrote:I've thought about the retro looking modern stereo thing.I really don't need all that fancy garbage.I really don't even care about having music,the 521 sings the song I like but the wife bitches about not having tunes.

Copy That!

I got an original AM radio off ebay for about $35 and hooked it up with the dash speaker which is OK for talk news etc.
(I think I paid as much for the stinkin correct knobs)

I didn't want my side glass blown out for someone to snatch a nice head unit.

When on a trip I throw a blue tooth speaker in the car and play music from my phone.

Paul
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flstf09;288506 Wrote:I did a search on here for info.Am I correct by what I read a 72 was available with am radio,am/fm or am/8 track? Anyway I'm looking for an original working radio either am or am/8 track.Does anybody have anything for sale or know where I can get a correctly working nice one?

I have an AM/FM 8 track in repairable condition but it's from a 73. it can be yours for the cost of shipping and a pizza.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride Big Grin Frank
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mrmach1;288587 Wrote:
flstf09;288506 Wrote:I did a search on here for info.Am I correct by what I read a 72 was available with am radio,am/fm or am/8 track? Anyway I'm looking for an original working radio either am or am/8 track.Does anybody have anything for sale or know where I can get a correctly working nice one?

I have an AM/FM 8 track in repairable condition but it's from a 73. it can be yours for the cost of shipping and a pizza.

Not totally sure about 73 but I know for 1971 and 1972 cars - there were no AM/FM 8-track units. Only AM 8-track. Back when they were new a lot of folks would order the "JC Whitney" version of the FM converter that got power and slid in just like a 8-track tape.


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Ray

1971 Boss 351  
1972 Q code 4 speed convertible 
1971 Mustang Sportsroof  351-2V FMX 
1973 Mach 1 (parts car)
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