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1sgtretired

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Replaced Radio Sort of.
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:41:52 AM »
Replaced the radio on my 72 TA... sort of.  While I had most of my dash components out to replace the heater core, voltage meter and tack I figured it was a good time to take on the radio and speaker which I couldn't get to work.  Had also pulled the console and driver's seat out for easier access. 

Instead of buying a new radio I sent the original out to a guy in Pa. to convert the radio.  It's converted to what's called a FMR-2.  Basically the insides are replaced with modern components.  You can actually have your radio configured to how you want it using your radio shell including adding blue tooth and other capabilities.  I went with the basic reconfirmation with a few upgrades to keep the original look of the radio. 
My original radio was a AM/FM non stereo in addition the car has it's original 8 track player I was able to get working.
To list a few things, Tone Control is original, Balance control is virtual as well as the fader.  AM/FM switching is original, Aux Input selection-tunes to left side of dial, American channels only, didn't go with any LED lighting. Power is 12v of course with negative ground, fused at 12.5A max.  Color of wires changes coming out of the new radio harness I spliced the new wires into the connector from the car 's wire harness.  Also, had to replace the speaker in the dash it didn't work either also the Ohms were different.  Radio can supply 4 speakers.  So far really happy with it.  Has anyone else done this?
 
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1970 RAM AIR III TA. White
1972 455 HO, Blue
1973 Formula, Functional Ram Air set up
1973 455 TA, Red
1976 400 TA sold
1978 Black W-72 TA
2006 Chevy 2500 HD Turbo Diesel
2011 3500 Chevy Turbo Diesel
2012 BMW X5

Jack

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Re: Replaced Radio Sort of.
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 09:53:44 AM »
I've heard of it but never done it, it sounds nice, I would have gone with the bluetooth option as I use my phone for music and such in my DD. Do you mind me asking how much the service costs?




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Re: Replaced Radio Sort of.
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 01:12:55 PM »
Jack it was expensive just under $400 for the radio refit and the speaker which is the same size as the original speaker.  Sound and reception is very good.
USAF 1st Sgt Retired

1970 RAM AIR III TA. White
1972 455 HO, Blue
1973 Formula, Functional Ram Air set up
1973 455 TA, Red
1976 400 TA sold
1978 Black W-72 TA
2006 Chevy 2500 HD Turbo Diesel
2011 3500 Chevy Turbo Diesel
2012 BMW X5

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Re: Replaced Radio Sort of.
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 06:24:31 PM »
Any links to where you got it done or any additional information?

1sgtretired

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Re: Replaced Radio Sort of.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 09:33:44 AM »
PM sent with name and number, I'll ask him if he doesn't mind me posting his info can't imagine why not but I would like to check with him first.

George
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1970 RAM AIR III TA. White
1972 455 HO, Blue
1973 Formula, Functional Ram Air set up
1973 455 TA, Red
1976 400 TA sold
1978 Black W-72 TA
2006 Chevy 2500 HD Turbo Diesel
2011 3500 Chevy Turbo Diesel
2012 BMW X5

Re: Replaced Radio Sort of.
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 09:33:44 AM »