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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 09, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Antique Automobile Radio??

I am getting ready to install the unit I got from Antique Automobile Radio. If you have one of these units how did you do the wiring? The only two wires I am wondering about are the RED and GREEN wires from the unit's harness. I know that the RED wire should be connected to the 12v accessory circuit from the car. So would that be the YELLOW radio wire off the main under dash wire harness?? The GREEN wire should be wired to the dash light circuit. Not really sure which particluar wire to tap into. (I doing this on my '67 convertible RS with AC car.)




Here is their website: http://www.radiosforoldcars.com/newradio0F.htm


Anyway, I am also looking to get some feedback on if you like the unit or not. Many of the posts I have read people seem to really like this unit.

I am going to use one of the two jacks for MP3. I guess they sell the RCA to MP3 cable at Radio Shack.

Any other info or insight would be much appreciated,

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Re: Antique Automobile Radio??

Brandan on their site they say they have instructions. Don't they cover these questions on them?
You could tap in to the AC control lighting.

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Re: Antique Automobile Radio??

Thanks Roger, yes the directions tell where they should go to but I think that they are not Camaro specific. I was curious about the yellow wire off the main underdash harness if that was the wire that everyone was using for this radio. I can run a wire off the fuse box but would rather use the yellow wire because it is already there. Also the lighting wire I can also run a wire from the fuse box (extra lamp terminal) and I am thinking that it should do the trick. I put in all new wiring and don't really want to start hacking things up. I was thinking of calling them tomorrow just to see what they have to say. Should hopefully get it all resolved!!!

I was also interested in feedback from other people that have this radio.


Thanks for the reply Roger,

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Well if anybody is following this thread, I installed the radio using the yellow wire from the underdash harness to the red power wire on the unit. I also used the lamp terminal from the fuse box to the green wire on the unit. I also used the supplied grounding strap. Had to cut to fit, no big deal. The radio works and just have to get the hang of it. It is a little different but overall pretty cool. The back of the radio has inputs for the external deivce (RCA jacks). They are not labeled left or right but that probably doesn't matter.

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Re: Antique Automobile Radio??

did you upgrade the speakers in your car?? how does the unit sound??
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Re: Antique Automobile Radio??

Bill, I am still in themiddle of the build process of the car. I did replace the center speaker with a Kenwood dual speaker that fits in the same housing as the original speaker and is actually two speakers. Since I have A/C the speakers are a little smaller and not as powerful due to all the ducting getting in the way. As for the rears I am still putting in the interior and I may go with a speaker box between the rear seats, as one of our members suggested. Since this is a convertible the speakers will be hard to hear with the top down and kind of pointless. I did test the FM and the AM. It sounded pretty good but I am not a big stereo kind of guy. It was ok for me but probably for some young kid he wouldn't like it too much.

Anyway, the MP3 hookup is kind of neat and worked pretty good. I am still learning the ins and outs to this radio.

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I was initially really impressed with the look of that radio. It didnt have the chevy emblem on it like the other aftermarket one does. But I clicked the link and saw the price. Wow! To me, its too much for a non-original piece. I guess I'll keep waiting for some clever person to figure out the ultimate solution.
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It is rather expensive and to be honest I am not sure it is entirely worth the price. After careful consideration about how much money I had in the car, the difference was a few hundred dollars in comparison to some of the other makes. I used Rick's 15% off and the total came to just over $500.00. It is expensive now but hopefully the price will come down in the near future.

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