[DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?
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[DMCForum] Re: Radio Basics?

Thanks for the advice.

Now to answer some of the questions you brought up.

I have the kick panels taken care of. Plan to make my own custom 
units. Should be "interesting". Just gotta decide if I want carpet 
or a leather/vinyl effect.

My Time Circuits will be in place on the car full time. My Kenwood 
head unit will be monted in the film car radio location. For Screen 
Accuracy I will make up a false front to mimic the original 2 post 
radio. That will be easily removed so the screen can come up during 
driving (Screen will be hooked up to my rear view camera). The Brain 
Box for the head unit will be located on the rear storage shelf 
under some screen accurate casings. You won't even know it's there.

One of the benefits of doing the time machine conversion is that I 
can run all my wiring exposed and no one would even notice :) Its 
the speakers that are a trick.

The challenge with the Time Circuit unit is the blockage of the AC 
Vents, but I'm working around that with some custom low profile pull 
out vents that will mount to the underside of the knee pads. The 
other solution was to actually put the vents IN the kneepads, but I 
thought that would depart too much from the screen used car.

Part of the reason why I'm asking about the Antenna is because I 
want to integrate a few more functions into my overhead button 
console. I got a couple of things worked out up there, but am always 
looking for more stuff.

And don't worry, I'm plenty creative :) I already have my exterior 
sound system worked out along with few additional suprises in the 
interior of the car.


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Videobob Moseley" <videobob@...> 
> Gary,
> I know you hate me but I will offer some "sound" advice to you 
> You will want to not only replace the radio but all of the 
> 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 
> you install some larger round 3 way speakers and grills, and you 
can also 
> replace
> 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
> http://www.dfwdmc.com
> You will however want to run NEW wires to your new speakers 
> because
> 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 
> Brandys did
> and hide some outdoor speakers on the back deck for blaring Huey 
Lewis out 
> the
> back of the car at shows!
> This is my advice if you care to use it.
> - Videobob
> >From: "Gary Weaver II" <gary@...>
> >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 
> >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 
> >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.
> >-Gary
> >
> >
> >
> >

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