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What radio do you have in your G-body?

Discussion in 'Electrical and Interior' started by oldmansmonte, Apr 26, 2017.

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  1. oldmansmonte

    oldmansmonte Master Mechanic

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    Curious about this one.

    I've got a 350 with great sounding exhaust, like a lot of us do. I practically don't need the radio at all, the car sings it's own tune. And it's always a hit. However since I like to have radio in case there's a sports game on, the rare occasion I do want music or if I a guest in the car wants music. So I've got this one. Roughly a 1988 Buick radio.


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    This isn't my actual radio, but my garage was dark and the battery was unhooked and I was lazy. My car originally had the 2 post radio with the tape deck. That radio was actually more powerful and better sounding than I expected, but ultimately had electrical problems. So since the opportunity came I switched the dash components to the late 86-88 style LS interior. The Buick radio sounds great. Real warm sounding, has plenty of power. You can tell it's from the high end of those double-din era units. I use the stock speakers because they sound great still.


    Now my first car, the '88 LS which was basically the spitting image of my current Monte came with this radio.

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    Again not my actual car since it's long gone, but what a turd of a radio. Tuner worked well but low power, sounded like shit at high volume. Bass and Treble control and you were lucky to have that. No tape player. GM was like, "Screw you, you're lucky you got a radio".


    Ironically if I could get one of the old "Radio Delete" plates for a decent price I would consider it. At the time seeing that was so awful, but now it's such a rare sight. Plus i'd save 15 pounds and a radio I barely use. People have phones now so it's not like entertainment or information is impossible to acquire on the go.
     
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    I have a double din tape deck, no eq. It sounds kind of scratchy in places, and it's the wrong shade of green. it's more green than the bluish green it's supposed to be to match the lighted dash plaque in my Regal. After I get my regal up and running again, I think 3.5" and 4x10 pioneers with a 10" sub and my dad's rockford fosgate amp and a new or NOS double din gm tape deck will sound pretty neato. I'm not to big into sound systems, I prefer to let the engine do the sound, BUT when I do go on a long cruise I like to pop my Boston or Rush tapes in and jam out, 80s style.
     
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    Music to my ears...



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    I cant be the only one,who likes the look of factory stereos? I dig the whole period correct looking equipment (with moderns upgrades of course). :cool:
     
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    For example... retroradio.jpg
     
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    a free one that works, a free directed amp, and four new speakers
     
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    The factory Delco stereo's are a nice unit and I really like the factory look. Over the years I've hoarded a bunch of those Park Avenue stereo's ...they sound great. I run the factory unit in my 442 which is very similar but with a different tape deck with an aux input connected to an ipod. Speaker upgrades also help a lot.
     
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    i agree with you.

    i havent explored my options but i need to update the stereo in my 2 montes from the factory tape deck. i hate the newer looking blue alien looking ones.
     
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    Seldom do aftermarket radio look good or better in any car
     
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