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78 firebirdm21

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mounting 8 track player
« on: March 26, 2019, 03:56:35 PM »
Want to install new knobs on factory 8 track player in 78 bird, how do you remove the old ones???thanks

b_hill_86

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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 05:13:21 PM »
Grab the inner knob and pull it off with the outter. It depresses a spring clip sorta thing on the back side of the outter.
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78 firebirdm21

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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2019, 05:16:49 PM »
thank you

b_hill_86

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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2019, 07:19:13 PM »
Glad to help
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78 firebirdm21

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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »
Not using console on my 78. hurst shorty shifter with hurst boot, thinking of mounting 8 track player on trans hump under dash or mounting to underside of dash, any thoughts???

Re: knobs on 8 track player
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78 firebirdm21

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mounting 8 track player
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2019, 04:08:24 PM »
Not using console anymore due to hurst shifter and boot I am using. thinking of mounting 8 track player on trans hump under dash or to underside of dash, any thoughts??

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Re: mounting 8 track player
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2019, 04:28:11 PM »
Are you using the early 70s separate 8 track player? That's a heavy monster that needs to be supported from the dashboard.




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78 firebirdm21

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Re: mounting 8 track player
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2019, 04:54:41 PM »
yes Jack, I made a bracket when I had my 70 sport LeMANS and mounted to floor, no doubt its heavy

b_hill_86

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Re: mounting 8 track player
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
Are you using the early 70s separate 8 track player? That's a heavy monster that needs to be supported from the dashboard.

Is that what the factory brackets mount to? I thought it was to the console. Dash would be better for mine I think since I’m using an aftermarket console with no metal.
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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 05:53:51 PM »
No ideas sorry. Haven’t gotten that far with installing my player yet.
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Re: knobs on 8 track player
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2019, 07:05:14 PM »
That was a factory arrangement on some cars, so there is a housing for that.  It wasn't allowed on Firebirds, but if you could find that housing, it would look original (like it would fool some people) on an earlier model.

They did not do console mounted 8 tracks in 78, though.  The 78 factory radios were the standardized GM kind.  That one would be somewhat easy to find.
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Re: mounting 8 track player
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 01:23:12 AM »
As FBP said, once the size was changed for 78+ they were mounted in the dash as per standard FM stereo.

I picked up a used 8-Track player cheap here. Average condition, but the face is a little tired so the rest is of limited value to anyone. I cleaned it up, managed to get it operating and to play....minus a speaker! But yes, it weighs a ton, as with Delco radio. What I did notice, probably done by some before, is that you could simply mount the face and dials on mocked up studs in the dash bezel, minus the heavy section. Ideal for those with a hidden CD player but keeping stock dash appearance.

Re: mounting 8 track player
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 01:23:12 AM »
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