Vette(s): 1981 Corvette Coupe, Stock, Black on Black,
I like the original /stock look so I had the radio repaired.
These are the repairs:
Re-soldered over 50 connections (two of the digits were not working and were repaired)
Replaced 3 capacitors Replaced the tape belt Aligned the coils for best reception Cleaned & lubed the controls
& tuning mechanism Cleaned the dial area & polished
the dial window Modified it for more bass
& treble Options: Installed the 3ft. ipod/mp3
input jack 2 new Front Speakers
Vette(s): 1974 L-48 Auto.
Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(
I started driving in the late 70's, and there is no telling how many of these GM radios I ripped out of trucks and cars and threw away over the years. What a mistake... Have you seen what they are selling for??
"Let them that don't want none have memories of not gettin' any." - Brother Dave Gardner
S/M ELECTRO - TECH, INC.
I had this company rebuild my radio years ago for the 74. They removed all the old transistors and converted it over to a newer electronic inner guts but kept the actual body and look. I also had them add an auxillary input for an ipod or outside music supply. It wasnt cheap but it works great and I am very happy with it. There customer service was very good as well.
Toll Free (877) 780 - 2861
Direct (763) 780 - 2861
S&M Electro-Tech, Inc
8836 Xylite St. NE
Blaine, MN 55449-5007
OK Gary, here are the beans!
Remember with this price included was shipping, 2 front speakers and an auxillary cable, fine working radio and the old fashion look with all new circuit boards, just under $500.
Yea it is too expensive but not a lot of choices if you want to keep the original look.
It does work great!
Since we're talking original radios, I thought I would re-share my original Delco story. It is not quite applicable in this case since it requires a fully operable original, but this is how I got some modern features out of my 38 year old box.
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