Re: [DML] factory radio or aftermarket?
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Re: [DML] factory radio or aftermarket?



I would keep the radio and mounting plate.... I removed mine and actually 
sold it on eBay because I knew I would never put it back in.
Besides, it is pretty to go back to original.
There are plenty of original mounting plates and radios to be had out there.
I hung on to mine for about a year, and I had a special cassette shaped MP3 
player
that fit right in the radio and played music....it was sort of cool having 
the original radio
when showing the car.
But after using the car as a daily driver I decided I wanted to live in the 
thing and enjoy it.
The deck I bought is sick, flip down face, 10 GB hard drive, Memory Stick 
reader, CD player,
MP3 player, all sorts of bells and whistles. I spent about a grand on that 
system.
Then I added a Garmin 2610 talking GPS system - a fantastic investment by 
the way
just for the speedometer alone. It will let you see how fast you can really 
go!

Anyway, you can replace your system pretty cheap, but unless you have a 
really nice
bandsaw, or scroll saw, don't try to cut it yourself.
Just buy one from DMCH for $150.00.
For me, I justified the purchase because I sold my original plate and radio 
for more than that
on ebay. Heck, after all the modifications I have done to my car changing 
the radio is the least
of my worries.

With the exception of the types of things Rich W., Bob Brandys and Rick G. 
do to their cars,
you can pretty much modify whatever you want on your car in respects to bolt 
on modz
and always go back to original be simply replacing the part back.
This is the reason I sell my wire harness, it prevents the cutting of the 
original harness
by letting you tap into it first, and then cutting on the adapter.
That being said though, if someone were to do a complete restoration on a 
car and
were to replace the entire electrical system I would not be offended!

Good luck, and if you need any particular advice contact me directly off 
list.
-Videobob


>From: "Dan" <djdanwilson@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Re: [DML] factory radio or aftermarket?
>Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 20:28:09 -0000
>
>Hey VB!
>
>Thanks for the reply. Don't know if you recall, but we sat at the same
>table at the DMCH Open House dinner. You were a blast.
>
>Anyway, yes, I agree that my Craig stereo sucks. It almost sucks as
>much as the original speakers, lol! Unfortunately, I happen to be a
>bit of a nostalgic type, so there is a part of me that would like to
>keep it in place if DMCL indeed did put it there. At this point both
>Don Steger and James Espey have told me that neither of them have ever
>seen this particular Craig with the Craig logo on the head unit and on
>the faceplate in a DeLorean before. I can't see why an owner would put
>that particular stereo in the car, and not a much better one, yet I'm
>having trouble finding evidence that someone associated with DMC put
>it in there. I do have a KAPAC car by the way.
>
>Even if I take your advice, which I am considering, and replace the
>sound system with something modern, I want to know if this Craig
>should go into storage because it's important, or in the trash where
>it would otherwise belong.
>
>Dan W.
>VIN 16192
>
>
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > They did a lot of weird stuff on the 83's, if it was a KAPAC car you
>never
> > know.
> > This may have been the latest upgrade of the Craig stereo available
>on the
> > retail market, and since it was close to the original they put it in
>there,
> > maybe because they were out of ASI radios,
> > or maybe a previous owner found that radio and put it in as a
>replacement or
> > to make it look more original. Either way it is crap - pull it out
>and put
> > in a decent CD/MP3 player!
> > Cassettes, and cassette adapter suck.
> > Your only other hope would be to run a RF modulator through the
>antenna and
> > then you
> > could tap into it that way...but then you still have a low wattage old
> > crackly radio.
> > I held on to my original for a long time, when I finally replaced it
>with a
> > decent Sony
> > head unit (with 10 gig hard drive, MP3 player, etc) I have been a much
> > happier guy.
> > Simply save your faceplate and radio and stuff it in the garage, and
>buy a
> > pre-cut
> > plate from DMCH for a DIN radio and install it.
> >
> > You can also get a harness adapter that will allow you to simply
>plug into
> > the harness
> > with out doing ANY cutting to  your harness what so ever.
> > I sell them on my site - http://www.dfwdmc.com
> > You will want to run new speaker wires to the NEW speakers you will
>want to
> > install
> > (at toss thos paper Craig speakers to the curb)!
> >
> > Just one man's opinion.
> > - VB
>
>
>
>
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