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Retain Your Am Radio, But Still Enjoy Modern Mp3 Technology

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Hi Guys,

I just thought I'd share this device.

 

I originally found it here:

http://www.mysandman.com.au/forums/showthread.php/746-AM-Radio-Adapter-for-the-Ipod-MP3

 

Then found the manufacturer here.

https://rediscoveradio.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=1

 

Before you know it, you could be enjoying some:

Peppino Gagliardi - Che Vuole Questa Musica Stasera

 

Via your OEM Hitachi Radio ;).

 

1:17 in ;)

 

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Hi Gav,

 

Looks great, but regrettably I have a blanked hole in my dash and would love to buy a period radio - working or even not so long as the face etc looks good.

 

Have actually got used to using a neat little Bluetooth speaker and my phone....but would love the dash to look complete.

 

Anyone got one working or not?!

 

Cheers

Tony

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theres the retro radio mob in sydney that do the period looking stuff, I have their latest one for my charger.

 

Can't remember the website off hand but search pentastar parts and restorations and then look through their store for radios and you will find it, they are the aussie distributors.

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If money is no object (if only!), the best solution is to have the factory radio upgraded to AM/FM stereo. You can even add a concealed auxiliary input socket, Bluetooth music streaming, mobile phone integration and voice control.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGvxitS4rI

 

These guys (amongst others) in the USA can do it;

http://www.randbvintageautoradio.com/

 

and this guy from Sydney on the AussieV8 forum was offering a similar service a couple of years ago (hopefully he still does);

http://www.aussiev8.com.au/bodywork-styling-wiring-sound/63945-converting-you-am-radio-fm-aux-input.html

 

This eBay ad will give you an idea of the cost;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Any-Classic-CAR-Radio-Converted-STEREO-FM-IPOD-MP3-Satellite-CD-Bluetooth-VIDEO-/121693705251

 

Add some covert speakers upgrades and its all good!

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If money is no object (if only!), the best solution is to have the factory radio upgraded to AM/FM stereo. You can even add a concealed auxiliary input socket, Bluetooth music streaming, mobile phone integration and voice control.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVGvxitS4rI

 

These guys (amongst others) in the USA can do it;

http://www.randbvintageautoradio.com/

 

and this guy from Sydney on the AussieV8 forum was offering a similar service a couple of years ago (hopefully he still does);

http://www.aussiev8.com.au/bodywork-styling-wiring-sound/63945-converting-you-am-radio-fm-aux-input.html

 

This eBay ad will give you an idea of the cost;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Any-Classic-CAR-Radio-Converted-STEREO-FM-IPOD-MP3-Satellite-CD-Bluetooth-VIDEO-/121693705251

 

Add some covert speakers upgrades and its all good!

Interesting and I'd certainly consider it....but first need to get my hands on the old radio hardware!

 

Hope someone can help me out, as I say working or not.

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That's pretty cool indeed. If you decided to sacrifice the internals then maybe it doesn't matter what case you use? I'd feel a little bad scrapping the original electronics.

 

www.240zrubberparts.com - has reproduction face plates and knobs etc.. So you may be able to send them to get used for a conversion to a modern style unit whilst retaining the original looking face.

 

http://www.240zrubberparts.com/apps/webstore/products/show/5556500

 

Apparently the later 260z/280z/Fairlady Z radio's may line up with the earlier faceplate.

http://www.classiczcars.com/topic/53334-wtb-hitachi-radio/

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Hi

 

I went for a compromise between original look and modern tech by using a Retrosound unit.

Not to everyones taste but suits my car.

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Edited by PB260Z

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Retrosound was the mob I was thinking of.

 

Have one with the valiant kit for my charger, check the website and there may also be a Datsun kit for the face plate and knobs.

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Had a feeling that Retrosound was the product you were reffering to.

Mine is not the best match for a Z, it has too much chrome. (I got mine second hand for about 50% of retail)

There is one that is black with black knobs that would be a better match.

I am thinking that I will get some black knobs for mine.

 

Cheers

 

PB

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