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1971 LS6 Radio (1/9)
 1/15/24 5:29pm
Allen Van De Wege
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Hamilton, MI - USA

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1971 LS6 COUPE, 1967 435HP COUPE 2024 Z06


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My Vette has 2 amps has anyone seen this before ? And how do you hook them up?

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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (2/9)
 1/15/24 10:09pm
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Iirc, AM/FM stereo would have two amps. Typically plug and play, assuming you have the correct radio head. 



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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (3/9)
 1/16/24 10:15am
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Well, never thought of it that way,  but it Does make sense. 



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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (4/9)
 1/16/24 6:58pm
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Did the stereo radio have 4 speakers 2 in dash and 2 in front lower kick panels?

Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (5/9)
 1/16/24 10:25pm
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No....there would be NO speakers in the kick panels from the factory at all. AM/FM stereo used the same speakers the mono radios used, the 2 in the upper dash pad. Does your car have the factory radio in it? If so, then it would have a small yellow(possibly red? not sure on your year car) light in the faceplate that comes on when a stereo station is tuned in IF it a stereo tuner. You would also be able to adjust the speakers left/right using the rear knob on the passenger side of the radio.



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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (6/9)
 1/17/24 2:20pm
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72 Coupe L48 4 sp Air Tilt Leather


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The two heat sinks are just the output stage of the stereo radio. Mono has only the right side. The heat sinks do get warm so dont worry about that. The radio had so little room behind it the engineers moved the output transistors to a seperate heat sink. The same radio in a metal car had the transistor heat sink on the back of the radio. The wiring should be all there for an original stereo radio. I see some are connected already - so what are you doing in there?



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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (7/9)
 1/18/24 6:53pm
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Putting factory AM/FM Stereo back in . Had a aftermarket radio in it.

Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (8/9)
 1/22/24 11:43am
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Interesting. 
Don’t think I’ve ever heard of someone going back to original radio. 
BTW, I went to the Carlisle Auto Mania show Saturday and a guy had the original stereo radio for my year on a table. I spotted that gem immediately from our conversation here. 
unfortunately it was missing both outboard pieces. The multiplex assembly and the other heat sink. He said the other pieces are probably still  in the car. (?) Bummer - I would have snapped that up since mine is only the mono version 🙁

 



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Re: 1971 LS6 Radio (9/9)
 1/22/24 2:28pm
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There are places you can send your old factory radio and they will completely modernize the guts including adding bluetooth or a usb port.  Does not change the appearance of the radio.



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