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7/11/05 9:40pm - Original Message: 'Radio repair'
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Sarasota, FL - USA

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1968 LeMans Blue convertible / 4 speed / with a 1969 350/350hp engine,factory sidepipes, I added a AM/FM AC Delco 8 trax for feel THE 68 IS SOLD AND NOW I HAVE A '97 C-5 / 6 speed HELL OF A VETTE !!!!

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 I bought a stock '68 AM/FM radio on eBay I had the amp up in the dash already, I hooked it up with the original plugs It lites up and I get sound for a few seconds and it fades. Is there a Delco repair shop anyone uses or is it the amp ?? Thanks.............
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7/11/05 10:31pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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Do a web search for auto radio repairs. I sent a radio from a '67 Dodge Charger I used to own to a repair place in Texas (I believe) that rebuilt it for about $125. I don't own the car anymore and sent all the documentation on the car with it, or I'd have the shop's name for you. You should be able to find a repair shop for older radios.

My '69's original AM/FM radio would keep its volume but wouldn't hold a station, but I replaced it with an Alpine stereo/CD player in a bezel made for new radios. I've saved the original parts in the meantime to stay with the car.

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7/11/05 10:45pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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There are several 'authorized' Delco repair facilities in the USA. The one I use here does radio/stereo repairs, and speedo work. I don't have the info here at the house, but I'll bring it home tommorrow nite. I have had a lot of speedo/stereo stuff fixed by them, and they are fairly reasonable on pricing. There is also another guy here locally that specializes in older radio repairs, and updates. I'll try to get his address/web site and post it, too. He's been featured in some of the 'Vette mags.

It sounds ( ) like your amp may be taking a poop, but it could be a bad receiver.

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7/12/05 4:01pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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Sarasota, FL - USA

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1968 LeMans Blue convertible / 4 speed / with a 1969 350/350hp engine,factory sidepipes, I added a AM/FM AC Delco 8 trax for feel THE 68 IS SOLD AND NOW I HAVE A '97 C-5 / 6 speed HELL OF A VETTE !!!!

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Thanks for the info, I'll call the shop in Texas 

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7/13/05 9:24am - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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Marion, IA - USA

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1969 Corvette Stingray Convertible. Just bought it from my uncle who owned it since 1971. Fathom green, green interior. 350/300, T400.

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7/14/05 6:12am - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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Ward's. No web site, e-mail: glw@mchsi.com  Phone: 256-852-0955

Gordon Ward did a great job on mine, he's in Huntsville, Alabama.

Here's another, pricey, but nice web site, interesting reading.

http://www.wonderbarman.com/

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7/14/05 3:21pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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1968 LeMans Blue convertible / 4 speed / with a 1969 350/350hp engine,factory sidepipes, I added a AM/FM AC Delco 8 trax for feel THE 68 IS SOLD AND NOW I HAVE A '97 C-5 / 6 speed HELL OF A VETTE !!!!

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Thanks for the info 

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7/15/05 10:36am - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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jersey city, NJ - USA

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1979 corvette metallic silver/red leather interior

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[QUOTE=Big Fish]

Ward's. No web site, e-mail: glw@mchsi.com  Phone: 256-852-0955

Gordon Ward did a great job on mine, he's in Huntsville, Alabama.

Here's another, pricey, but nice web site, interesting reading.

http://www.wonderbarman.com/

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know what? for what the custom autosound units are going for, and the quality you get, converting your old one is not such a bad idea. i mean what better than to convert your old delco to a digital with inputs for a cd player? costs about 400 bucks. expensive yes, but look at what you pay for a custom autosound unit.



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7/15/05 3:31pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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I totally agree. You will also retain the original look of the dash. Replacement radios look okay, but they are just not the same as the original look. I'm pretty satisfied just having mine where it plays, and does so quite well. The replacement upgrade Delco speakers made a big improvement. Big Fish38548.5643634259
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7/15/05 8:35pm - Reply: 'Radio repair'
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Sarasota, FL - USA

Vette(s):
1968 LeMans Blue convertible / 4 speed / with a 1969 350/350hp engine,factory sidepipes, I added a AM/FM AC Delco 8 trax for feel THE 68 IS SOLD AND NOW I HAVE A '97 C-5 / 6 speed HELL OF A VETTE !!!!

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Thanks I might repair my org. 

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10/25/17 8:03am - Reply: 'Re: Radio repair'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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Antique Automobile Radios are great. I just purchased one for my 68 Corvette.  Just be prepared to wait about three months after ordering it.
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