RE: [DML] Craig Radios..
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RE: [DML] Craig Radios..



Mark, 
When I started working with DeLoreans I fixed about 10 of the radio display
units and like you most have never been used as cassette they just wanted to
see the display. 
Don't use the ribbon cable no matter how small a wire you can find, it will
be to stiff. If you will go to Fry's and get a small roll of 30 ga Kynar
insulated wire it will work fine and still let the display move back and
fourth. Resolder as individual strands as you did earlier from point to
point. I still do it but it pretty time consuming.
John Hervey
www.deloreanautoparts.com
  

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Marc Levy
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 3:53 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Craig Radios..

There was some discussion last year about Craig radios..  And I was just
wondering what the market is for them?

I have 3 radios.  All of them work, but have display issues.

Figuring, what the heck, I took one apart and soldered the ribbon cable and
was able to restore the display.  However, after a dozen or so cycles of the
cassette door, it flaked out again.

I then used some thin wire and ran all new conductors to the display.. The
result is the display works great now, but the door it too stiff to put a
tape in.  As I started to look online for modern flexible flat cables to
replace the old one with, I started thinking....  Does anyone even use the
cassette anymore?!

So assuming lots of people have Craig radio's with broken displays, would
anyone be interested in a repair that disabled the cassette?  How much more
would people be willing to pay to have the cassette still work?  I am
guessing most people by now have their iPods attached to FM transmitters.

For me, I'd rather replace it all with a modern stereo unit... but I know
there are some purists out there..  And hey, I have some time on my hands
now and could use the extra cash.  :)



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