Which Radio?

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GregL
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Which Radio?

Post by GregL »

Hi Guys,
Is this the "Volumatic Signal-Seek Radio" and does it use only one, mono sound, dash mounted speaker?
Thanks again, Greg
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adg57
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Re: Which Radio?

Post by adg57 »

Output is mono. You can hook it up to multiple speakers, but still only one channel. These can be replaced with modern look-alike radios - but I prefer the original...
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GregL
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Re: Which Radio?

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Thanks adg57,
So this is the Volumatic Radio then?

voltron
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Re: Which Radio?

Post by voltron »

If it's a '57 it is. I can't tell from the front view if it is a '57. If you show view of the back of the radio you can tell, if it has two transistors it's a '57 with a volumatic.

GregL
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Re: Which Radio?

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voltron
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Re: Which Radio?

Post by voltron »

That is a '57 T-Bird radio which were built with the Volumatic feature. They had a capacitor mounted on the coil with a cable that connected to the side of the radio to sense the engine rpm for the Volumatic to work. They usually got removed over the years.

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Re: Which Radio?

Post by CSPIDY »

I put a Repro Radio that I purchased from CASCO in my 57, looks good and actually plays nice, the volume is way to sensitive and the Bluetooth doesn’t work with MP3, if I had a do-over I would not have bought this radio. I didn’t have the original radio when I purchased the car. If I did I would have sent it out and had modern internals installed. There are many around the country that do this.
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