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AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:09:17 PM »
Hi, I tried the AUX input mod on my broken factory AM Philco Radio... Swapped out the capacitors and the radio worked great, so I cut in an AUX jack too.  It's a cheap hack, but seems to work great.  I put some pics here...  http://palaceofkibble.com/Philco%20AUX.htm   Am still looking for a good replacement speaker.  Seems like there is not much out there for 2 watt 2.3 Ohm dash speakers  :P

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Re: AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 06:38:36 AM »
Hi, I tried the AUX input mod on my broken factory AM Philco Radio... Swapped out the capacitors and the radio worked great, so I cut in an AUX jack too.  It's a cheap hack, but seems to work great.  I put some pics here...  http://palaceofkibble.com/Philco%20AUX.htm   Am still looking for a good replacement speaker.  Seems like there is not much out there for 2 watt 2.3 Ohm dash speakers  :P

Did you think about repairing yours?

http://www.simplyspeakers.com/

There are even places that do them for you!
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Re: AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 07:34:28 AM »
ID LIKE TO HAVE THE FACTORY AM LOOK RADIO BUT IT PLAY FM RADIO

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Re: AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 07:56:03 PM »
Simplyspeakers is new to me, pretty cool site.  Am going to watch some of their repair videos and see what I can learn.  I had heard that the Ken Harrison  Model SP 570 for 67 through 73 Mustangs should be a direct fit and it's about 20 bucks.  Anyone used one of of them ?   Pintocrazed their are shops that do just that.  They gut your radio and put in everything you can think of, inputs, outputs, bluetooth, the works. You turn the power off-on-off-on and rotate through the modes very spiffy.

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AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2015, 06:13:43 PM »
Here is what I did-

Replaced the mono speaker with a dual coil speaker that fit exactly-
http://www.garytayman.com/dvc.htm

This guy also gutted my am and made it into an am/fm with an aux input... Have it hooked up to my iPhone to stream music/gps when I' m driving...
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Re: AUX input to Pinto AM Radio
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 05:00:51 PM »
This is awesome! I want the am sound when playing Super Tramp, haha! This will be great!
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...Like i said, I like them.
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