The Rebuild of a Legend
"Chapter 31 - Radio"
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I've decided that some
up-to-date technology is called for while waiting
by the side of the highway for the Z-06s and the ZR-1s to catch up.
The original AM/FM mono radio was
far too dated to be of any listening value. Electro-Tech
was chosen to perform the upgrade to the original case.
The black harness (with red and
white RCA plugs) is an Auxiliary Input for MP3 players or other devices.
|The radio is now solid
state stereo with substantially more output wattage. In spite of
retaining all the original knobs, push-buttons and dial, it is possible (through
trickery) to adjust left/right balance and front/rear fade without any
Electro-Tech also provided
special high-output, dual-speakers (shown to the right) that mount in
the original centre-dash location on midyear Corvettes. Two additional
speakers are located behind the seats.
||This is a new
replacement speaker for the original AM/FM monaural radio. Since it will
not be used, now that the radio has been updated and converted to
stereo, it's something else to sell on eBay.
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Completely original appearance, in spite of
the updated radio
"guts", quartz movement in the clock, and a Richmond 5-speed
transmission under that shifter.
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