Vette(s): 1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames
3.45 Dana 44.
Well I had a Delco AM/FM/CB radio. It all worked, but these old analog radios don't seem to work to well with the newer digital signals. So I tried out a Retro Sound AM/FM/MP3/Bluetooth w/amp stereo. Last year was the first year and it was ok. The Bluetooth feature was temperamental. This season the radio sometimes cuts in and out when I hit the brakes or hit the turn signal. Very disappointed. It was a $400 waste imo.
Glad I didn't sell my "cut' radio/center gauge console. I might just go all out for a AM/FM/MP3/XM/Sirius radio setup.
GEN III 5.7L "LS6" Engine swap TKO500 5 spd.
3.54 Dana 44
'69 "N11" Sidepipes Borgeson Steering Box Born 8/1981
radio what for 79 is so noisey you cant here radio,i had a new system put in note I sent org radio and had it repair I have still in shipping box it may be going back in aftermarket left in street so city bus can run it over dwa
/member_uploads/25101_25200/25170/68Z51_Polk_Audio_Front_Speakers.JPG/member_uploads/25101_25200/25170/729D8_Alpine_Speaker_Covers.jpgI have the original radio in my car. I added a 300W amplifier with the latest known compact technology and that runs very cool compared to older amps. I mounted it in the "V" space underneath my radio where it fits nicely because of its thin design. Everything fits fine with enough room for basic circulation. Then, I installed new front speakers (Polk) and the top of the line high output, Alpine speakers with thin/extremely powerful magnets in the rear that fit like stock in the original rear speaker mounting brackets. Photos are attached. I also added an MP3 radio adapter ("Simple" brand, avail. on Amazon) so that I could even charge my phone while I played music from my iPhone. You only need a standard cord to connect an iPhone or any type of MP3 player directly to your radio. The sound is fully modern and very sweet! My wife and I are extremely satisfied with our discrete new sound system because it not only sounds good, it looks entirely original, but conceals a wonderful sounding setup with the latest technology, still with a classic, unmolested OE look.
Truth be told, I enjoy my C3 because it takes me back several years to a wonderful point in memorable history, but our expectations for audio sound were not high in those days and I wanted the best of both worlds. Today's tunes need to produce in our C3's so that we can smile even more while driving the coolest car ever designed.
Vette(s): 1973 L82 4 Speed Coupe - Very original, well documented driver/survivor. 2016 Bend Regional NCRS Top Flight.
Redwing and Lakeside, glad to see some clean aftermarket installations !! I have ripped out way too many installed by Bubba, his brother Daryl and his other brother Daryl. The last amp I took out of a project '81 car I worked on was wired from the battery to the amp with 12-2 Romex, Priceless !! I am amazed by the size of the amp that Lakeside installed, not that long ago you needed a wheelbarrow size amp to get some good power !! Sarge81, simple answer to your problem is - don't hit your brakes and "signals, we don't need no stinking signals !!"
Vette(s): 1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior
The base AM/FM worked ok in my '69 but it was difficult to tune in precisely or hold some stations. I replaced it with an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo with Bostion speakers in the kick panels. It does quite well but I have to keep the volume up at highway speeds with the top down.
Poet...Mystic...Soldier of Fortune. As always...self-absorbed, adversarial, c o c k y and in general a malcontent.
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