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« Reply #135 on: 04 May, 2014, 12:43:14 PM »

A birthday prezzie (for the car not me) from Brian.  He had a stack of "maybe one day" radios along with the usual "I may as well keep the radio" pile.  He's decided not to fit a period radio but to rely on a modern amp with an IPod feed.  

As soon as I had it home I had the knobs off.  On the left the little outer knob twists to turn on (have to explain about that to the kids) and adjust the volume.  The rear knob moves independently, perhaps tone.  The right side is to tune.  Push buttons are as satisfying as ever and reset by pulling out, tuning, then pushing back.  Queue a conversation about how we used to change between the three TV channels.

I was worried that the centre panel not being a rectangle would be a problem but it fits what I assume to be the standard hole.  The tuner has a little trim adjustment and the GRP console had been cut to accommodate that.  Was that a standard thing?  Before my time...

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« Reply #136 on: 04 May, 2014, 12:48:25 PM »


When discussing the options Brian remembered Radiomobile as a quality choice, I liked it as a "period" name, the kids found it hilarious.  Motorola remains a respectable brand with the yoof as a police radio as much as a mobile phone.  As for the history of Motorola the parent company made hand held radios used on D-Day - a snipped from "Combat Dealers" which is 80pct TV nonsense but watchable for the last 20pct.

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« Reply #137 on: 04 May, 2014, 01:31:59 PM »


Some Motorola history and a picture of another one with the light on.  I've also found out that the set is long wave on one button and dates from the early 1960s.

http://www.antiqueradiomuseum.org/thecarradio.htm
http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/about-motorola-us/About_Motorola-History-Timeline/About_Motorola-History-Timeline.html

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« Reply #138 on: 04 May, 2014, 07:39:36 PM »

Excellent, whilst you are scraping , you'll be able to tune into Radio Caroline and listen to some cool grooves from your favourite beat combos
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« Reply #139 on: 06 May, 2014, 11:11:49 AM »

There's something very nice about the styling of these old radios - have almost a juke box look to them. It will suit your Flavia. Because my Fulvia has progressed over the years down the HF-ish route it wouldn't look right, plus I just love listening to the growly engine now it's on socked intakes. But if my Fulvia was a bumpered, hub-capped civilised version, I would definitely have something like this in the dash.
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« Reply #140 on: 06 May, 2014, 12:51:41 PM »


It has a great heft to it.  Heavy to lift, meaty on off click and tuning buttons.  "One day" I'll open it up and see if I can easily reverse the polarity and try it. 

Money no object its one of the models that specialists list to service and install IPod leads but I expect I'd plump for a hidden amp like Brian and an IPod lead.  His amp was SO light and its an easy plug and play with plenty of power.  They also do versions with a radio built in.

Alas the garden swallowed all my spare time over the weekend but I did get to hold the radio in place to prove it can be fitted without pulling the console out.  (Cover needed a shake to clean it, while I'm here....) There's also a round hole facing the passenger to measure in the expectation its a standard speaker size.  "Job of an evening".

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« Reply #141 on: 06 May, 2014, 12:59:05 PM »


"Juke box" hadn't occurred to me but you are right.  Some of the photos on the web show it with a plain chrome front instead of the grooved ali plates.  I wondered about body colour plates or perhaps black wrinkle.  Got to get my priorities straight with that car Smiley

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« Reply #142 on: 06 May, 2014, 06:52:35 PM »

Body colour could be stylish. To me black crackle is a bit aircraft/British/MGB etc. With the lovely Flavia it has to be glamour all the way.
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« Reply #143 on: 14 May, 2014, 09:53:18 AM »

See how much your car is worth in bits....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271489963745&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160

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« Reply #144 on: 14 May, 2014, 11:08:02 AM »

......all his prices are towards the wishful thinking end of spectrum............


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« Reply #145 on: 14 May, 2014, 11:26:24 AM »


I'll be careful with them!!

If the worst happens that advert would be the honest answer to the question "how come its got different lights to that one over there?"   However I'd leave people to guess, and expect it would be something along the lines of "different year" or "no such thing as a standard Lancia" or "Zagato weren't good at keeping their parts bin full".

This was interesting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-356-911-912-E-T-S-FORD-ESCORT-RALLY-WORKS-JACK-BILSTEIN-QUICK-LIFT-/271483408922?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f35ac121a

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« Reply #146 on: 20 May, 2014, 09:48:10 AM »


The lights remind me that while Julian saved the car from the crusher I saved it from being a parts car.  He was quite disappointed to find that the dash is in common with the saloons for example.  There was also the issue that something obvious like the steering wheel was falling apart, the mirrors are in horrible condition and so on.  The one bit that is special - maybe - is the gearbox with a longer final drive.
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« Reply #147 on: 20 May, 2014, 09:53:14 AM »


...and so every time I find parts that are usable and clean up its a big cheer - there's some life in it, it reassures that there might just be a great car in there waiting to get out, I'm reminded that it rolls and steers beautifully, there's clean oil in the sump, the gears select and over time more and more easily.

The last week or so I've had a "dirty hour" here and there - the horns work, the fuel pump works, the fuel filler cleaned up, the battery rubbers are all good, the rear hatch motor covers are good.  In time I'll fill those boxes with bling ready to go back on.

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« Reply #148 on: 20 May, 2014, 10:02:16 AM »


The inside of the pipe isn't great. When it comes to slosh sealing the tank I plan to use the cleaners in the kit on the filler - unless anyone has some bright idea as to how to clean the inside?  Wire brush on a flexishaft?

I need to get some of Simon's rubber preservative - I thing this is the stuff:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoglym-500ml-Vinyl-Rubber-Care/dp/B001151E5I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400579868&sr=8-1&keywords=autoglym+rubber+and+vinyl

These are from the "posh camera" - the before photos are in the "workshop camera".  Maybe cleaning fuel pipe isn't the most productive use of time but late at night with the radio on it was a great pleasure to find glowing green under the grime and to scrape off underseal etc.

I'm itching for some spare time on a bright warm day and have the headling out - I've concluded it HAS to come out - and finish cleaning the interior - a bit more work on the passenger seat and a lot more on the door and side panels.  Meanwhile I'm not short of bits to be cleaning up "of an evening".

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« Reply #149 on: 20 May, 2014, 10:12:18 AM »


Questions:

- What oil for the horns?

- What is that subframe for/from?

With the horns I also wondered if the Italian ones are always worn out while in the UK they are always as good as new.


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