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Car radio

The genuine car radio was a 8BTR model, as written on the radio body, and was made by Bendix Corporation, an American company which existed between 1924 and 1983, until it was bought up. It is a « negative ground » model, since the car is an American version with also a « negative ground » battery, as opposed to English cars which are usually « positive ground ».

The existing documentation tells that this radio model, which was produced the same year than the car, in 1968, was made for being installed on Triumph cars produced by the British Leyland group, and only allows to listen to AM broadcasting.

Unfortunately, the phased stopping of AM broadcasting has been announced from 2016, which make this antique car radio unusable anyway.
 
 
Car radio

The genuine car radio was a 8BTR model, as written on the radio body, and was made by Bendix Corporation, an American company which existed between 1924 and 1983, until it was bought up. It is a « negative ground » model, since the car is an American version with also a « negative ground » battery, as opposed to English cars which are usually « positive ground ».

The existing documentation tells that this radio model, which was produced the same year than the car, in 1968, was made for being installed on Triumph cars produced by the British Leyland group, and only allows to listen to AM broadcasting.

Unfortunately, the phased stopping of AM broadcasting has been announced from 2016, which make this antique car radio unusable anyway.


It was then necessary to replace that antique car radio with a modern car radio having an elegant and antique appearance in order to keep that beautiful car still so charming.

We made the choice to install a « Radiomobile 1070 » from the sixties, converted into a modern car radio. First of all, it was necessary to define the location of the loudspeakers to be built for the antique car radio to be installed. One location for the right seat, and another location for the left seat:


Then prepare the stuff that will be needed:


A first loudspeaker has been custom-made for the right seat of the car:


Then, the front face of the radio to be installed has been adapted to the Triumph TR4A:


A second loudspeaker has been also custom-made, this time for the left seat:


Once the loudspeakers have been made, it was then necessary to paint them red, in order to keep a pleasant visual harmony inside the car:


The painted loudspeakers have been installed into their final location, one on the right, and the other on the left:


Finally, it remains to connect the loudspeakers to the radio, and then to supply the radio with power:


Here is the final result, allowing to listen to the radio loudly, with a high quality sound, and which also offers the possibility to listen to MP3 music or to any other sound source which can be connected to the radio through a mini jack cable:


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