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Model Technical and Interest => Fulvia => Topic started by: Richard Fridd on 11 October, 2009, 06:05:22 PM



Title: hmv
Post by: Richard Fridd on 11 October, 2009, 06:05:22 PM
i have bought a his masters voice 500T radiomobile valve car radio with amp for my car.no sound at present.does anyone have experience of these?i would like to get it working as it is rather than have it modernised to FM.also wondering which speaker would suit.positive ground only is written on the case.all replies appreciated.best regards richard


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 11 October, 2009, 06:36:50 PM
You could try http://www.radios.freeserve.co.uk/


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: JohnMillham on 12 October, 2009, 07:39:52 AM
Ask John Savage, who's a whiz-kid with radios.


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Richard Fridd on 01 November, 2009, 05:22:03 PM
as it turns out i need a power inverter to use this radio in my negative earth car.if anyone knows a uk supplier i would be grateful for the info.best regards richard


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: lancialulu on 01 November, 2009, 05:55:37 PM
goes with outsaying dont earth the chassis if you are inverting! ;D

Tim

Try maplin??


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 01 November, 2009, 06:05:32 PM
As I said try http://www.radios.freeserve.co.uk/ they do this sort of thing.


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Richard Fridd on 02 November, 2009, 04:54:07 PM
thanks Ade,i have contacted the supplier you have recomended and have ordered an inverter along with one of those underbody aerials best regards richard


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 02 November, 2009, 10:18:33 PM
Hi Richard, Let me know what you think of the underbody aerial, I was thinking of getting one for my car. They are converting my Condor radio at the moment and I don't want to drill any holes in the bodywork.  Cheers Ade


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Nigel Carine on 03 November, 2009, 11:25:37 AM
Hi Ade

I have an under-floor aerial I bought for my Zagato some years ago but did not fit it as I was afraid it would be ripped off. It is brand new never fitted, a bit dusty because it has been hanging on the garage wall for 10 years. You are welcome to it for cost of postage. I eventually fitted an aerial I picked up in the USA on holiday which sticks to the inside of the screen, very unobtrusive and it works. Basically a length of sellotape with a wire running through it.


Cheers

Nigel


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Richard Fridd on 03 November, 2009, 05:40:42 PM
hi Nigel,thanks for highlighting the ground clearance issue with the standard size aerial.the manufacturer has now told me he will make one to fit the space i have available between the seat wells+ outer sill edge[100x1000mm].i did consider the alternative self adhesive type aerial which you mentioned but have heard that this item functions best with fm only so not suitable for my HMV.best rgards richard


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 03 November, 2009, 07:33:32 PM
I don't think I will have any clearence problems on the Aurelia as there is plenty of space next to the chassis strenghing rails (see photos of exhaust on Aurelia thread, Pininfarina Cabriolet history required.)


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 20 November, 2009, 07:51:31 PM
Hi Nigel, Aerial recieved, many thanks. Donation made to Children in need as requested. I will post some pics when it is fitted. Thanks again. Ade.


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Richard Fridd on 21 December, 2009, 03:49:31 PM
i have now received the recomended power inverter,but due to a misunderstanding with the supplier it turns out that it is not suitable for a positive ground radio/neg ground chassis. so if anybody has a use for a radiomobile/his masters voice 500T valve radio with matching transisterised amp suitable for a positive earth vehicle only it is now for sale/swap why.value 120.so also wont be going ahead with underbody aerial.have you fitted yours yet Ade?


Title: Re: hmv
Post by: Sliding Pillar on 21 December, 2009, 06:07:35 PM
I haven't fitted the aerial yet, I am working my way through a  list of things to do for the MOT, as of the present time 'a working radio' is not part of the MOT test!! although my radio is now ready for collection, so I shall collect it after Christmas. I will keep you all posted.