RE: [DMCForum] Radio Basics?
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RE: [DMCForum] Radio Basics?

I know you hate me but I will offer some "sound" advice to you anyway.

You will want to not only replace the radio but all of the speakers.
Don't bother removing and replacing the old rear speakers, they will be 
blocked by
your back wall and sound like crap anyway.
Only worry about your front speakers.
I own and recommend Danny Botkin's lower speaker mounting kit that lets
you install some larger round 3 way speakers and grills, and you can also 
the two small under dash speakers.
Just make sure that the small under dash speakers are single cone and do not
have center mounted tweeters, as they usually won't fit.
(mine are Rockford Fozgate PUNCH)

Radio wise, I am not sure how you plan to mount your time circuits this time
and I assume you are going to just take them out altogether and put them in
when you need them?
However, most high end radios will only activate the antenna when the actual
radio is selected. You can easily put in a bypass switch on the BLUE wire 
that runs
from the radio to the antenna.

(I know you most likely won't buy anything from me)
however I do sell the correct antenna, with a stainless steel shaft, and I 
also sell the
radio harness adapters so you don't have to cut your wires in my store at
You will however want to run NEW wires to your new speakers separately 
the car is wired up for an old style of radio with a common ground, and that 
won't work.

If you want to be creative with the time machine, you can do like Bob 
Brandys did
and hide some outdoor speakers on the back deck for blaring Huey Lewis out 
back of the car at shows!

This is my advice if you care to use it.
- Videobob

>From: "Gary Weaver II" <gary@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DMCForum] Radio Basics?
>Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2006 18:19:25 -0000
>Well, I'm slowly progressing along on my Delorean and I'm starting
>to look into getting my new stereo installed. Before I do that
>though I had some quick questions for all who have come ahead of
>me :)
>I'm wanting to put in a Kenwood 715 or 815 DVD with the pop up
>screen. My car as arrived had the radio removed and the speakers
>were shot (also the antenna is destroyed). Essentially, I'm starting
>from scratch.
>First off, are there any power compatibility issues to worry about
>since the car is this old?
>Also, can I just use kickers (ala DMC Garden Grove) in place of the
>dash speakers?
>Has anyone completely rewired the Motor Antenna so it can be
>activated by a seperate switch? I doubt I'll be using the radio
>feature of the car that much and would like the ability to just
>lower the antenna when I don't need it.
>I'm not sure where else I could have issues, so if you know of any
>please let me know...
>Thanks in advance.

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