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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 20th, 09, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Power Antenna?

What's the best power antenna to use? (Rear fender 69) I've read posts on here where some say the cheap ones make noise going up and down. One said an APC antenna worked great and was quiet, but I tried searching (google) and couldn't find one. Please chime in.
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Re: Power Antenna?

I just bought one from AutoZone or Advance. I don't remember which. It has worked fine for several years now.

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Re: Power Antenna?

You were probably searching using the wrong term if you used "APC". It's actually PAC who makes the Autoloc.

Mine works great and is stainless steel. They sell on Summit for $75 but are all over ebay, which is where I got mine, for anywhere from $22 to $40.

Here's just one listing:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AUTOL...Q5fAccessories

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Dart 400-AFR 195-224/224 HR-Powerjection III TB with F.A.S.T. Sportsman XFI
TKO 600-Moser 3.42-Detroit Truetrac
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Re: Power Antenna?

Hirschmann (sp?) is another company to look at. I think Metra electronics also sells them. Harada is also another name to put out there.

On power antenna's do not lube them up with anything that will attract dust and dirt and stick to the sections of the mast. When dirt and dust get stuck to the sections of the mast it makes the motor and clutch work harder and wear things out quicker. A good choice for lube might be graphite ?.

Most power antenna's to also have a drain nipple on them and a flexible hose attaches to this and gets routed to the exterior of the vehicle. On this you want to have it in place and keep it unclogged so water does not build up inside the motor drive assembly.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 09, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Power Antenna?

Thanks everyone!
As usual, great advice.
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I am assumong that the hole is already there. If not Dakota Digital makes an electronic antenna that sticks to the inside of the windshield.
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