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2021/01/27 12:31:48 (permalink)
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RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ?

My "Dash Control Centre" is still in progress and dont intend to touch the wipers beneath Dash other than Lubrication, as theyre working fine and are not likely to ever see rain !  
Pulled all to pieces to install NEW Dash Crash Pad and NEW Pod Surround , and to address sick(unwell) modern Radio which previous owner installed MANY years ago (AM/FM/Tape) with knobs missing and poor performance. 
For a once a fortnight use of the Capri, maybe the Bluetooth portable speaker via the iPhone may be a better choice ??
Tossing up whether to leave Dash radio out all together, or have an old good-looking non goer just sitting in the hole , or fit this beautiful ALLOY CASE "Ferris" (AM only) Australia full of AWA Australia brand internals that I picked up at a garage sale for $10 as non-goer!  ........  Power was lighting up face, but no other signs of life!  .... Carefully opened her up, hoping it wouldnt be something like a Capacitor or Transistor which I know very little of.  BINGO !
Turns out the "Clutch Plate" in the Push-button Pre-Select Device and Tuner Mechanism was 100% slipping, so couldnt move to a "station"
After experimenting with various materials with no luck, I made 2 circles out of emery paper and glued them back to back and installed.  Works like new ! 
So satisfying to save a piece of Aussie History esp when you dont know much about Radios!
post edited by BEEVEE - 2021/01/27 12:39:46

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    900dukess
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    Re: RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ? 2021/01/30 21:47:22 (permalink)
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    Surely a Capri as rare and as collectable as yours Beevee deserves a original Ford radio.

     


     
     
     

     
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    BEEVEE
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    Re: RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ? 2021/01/30 22:15:13 (permalink)
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    Spot on

    "GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
    ( Furphy WW1 HORSE-DRAWN water-tank end-plates)
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    Re: RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ? 2021/02/03 11:35:03 (permalink)
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    Ah the good old have a go at fixing it, what's the worst that can happen, something that's already not working stays not working or, as in your case Bernie, you now have a working radio. I like it!
     
    I also agree an original radio would be best, you know you will never be happy with anything but original.
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    Re: RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ? 2021/02/03 17:49:48 (permalink)
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    If you had a spare facia/knobs etc classic auto sound would be able to make you a new modern radio to make things nicer. Ive got one in my escort. Its great handsfree, run spotify etc.

    Heres what im talking about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwUXHX2d08Q
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    Re: RADIO OR NOT TO RADIO ? 2021/02/03 21:14:28 (permalink)
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    Thanks for your suggestions and positive comments guys

    "GOOD BETTER BEST: NEVER LET IT REST: UNTIL YOUR GOOD IS BETTER, AND YOUR BETTER, BEST"
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