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L8KRFAN

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79 TA Original Radio Question
« on: January 06, 2021, 08:16:07 PM »
According to the build sheet, my 79 came from the factory with an AM radio (U63) as well as single rear speaker (U80) on the rear shelf driver side.

I purchased on Ebay what I believe is a correct 79 AM Delco Radio part number 16002110. On the radio there is a sticker that says "Use ungrounded speakers only. Two wires per speaker."

Based on what's stated on the sticker, I would need a 4 ohm speaker right?

Thank you in advance.

Signed, radio novice.
Los Angeles, California
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Wallington

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2021, 08:56:51 PM »
10 ohm was stock back then, so you need matching value speakers. They still had 2 wires.

L8KRFAN

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:34:33 PM »
10 ohm, got it okay thanks.

I'm taking out the 1990s pioneer cassette deck installed by the previous owner and going back to original AM only radio (I mostly listen to sports talk or news). The rear speaker must have been changed out too when this was done. It is stamped Magnadyne 4 OHM Made in China.
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Maxthe222

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 12:45:52 AM »
The original sound equipment is hard to come by, and often replaced when new. Do you have a picture of the radio you've purchased?

Has the dash hole for the radio been cut out?
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roadking77

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 07:50:51 AM »
I didnt realize it until recently but it seems that the 10ohm speakers are very limited as far as selection. They are available, just not everywhere.
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b_hill_86

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 08:20:47 AM »
The original sound equipment is hard to come by, and often replaced when new. Do you have a picture of the radio you've purchased?

Has the dash hole for the radio been cut out?

78+ stuff is easier to find and cheaper than 70-77. Not sure why though. 70-77 stereos are CRAZY expensive
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Maxthe222

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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2021, 11:14:55 PM »
I do t get that either. The radios didn't change much between 70-77, you had AM, or AM/FM and the accessories were all the same. I paid $300 USD for a 1977 AM/FM red dot and CB radio with all brackets and plugs and still that's too much. I have every single possible 1978-81 Firebird radio available and I got those for $50 each last year. Depends on who you get them from. eBay has the 1978-81 UN3 AM/FM Cassette for a Firebird for around $500, but I got my first one by total fluke here in Australia on marketplace for $50 AUD! The other came out of a car getting scrapped for $5! So just look for them and you'll find them!
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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2021, 09:02:19 AM »
$300 for a red dot plus a GM CB is a steal !
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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 08:27:34 PM »
$300 for a red dot plus a GM CB is a steal !

Radio barely workds, lucky the CB came with the anetnna and all the wiring but in bad shape really needs a proper restoration for sure...
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Re: 79 TA Original Radio Question
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2021, 08:27:34 PM »
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