Radio installation early B

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Radio installation early B

#1 Post by Helge Tielker » Wed May 11, 2022 11:32 am

Hey guys,
I have a restored Frankfurt Radio (not a TR) - so two parts. The question is, how should it be installed?
Does anyone has under the dashboard pictures so I can see how to get it fixed?
there is a sort of triangle (flexible moving) .. but I seriously have no clue how to install it.

is the radio only hold by the two nuts from the buttons?

any help is as usual highly appreciated.

PS: I haven't found any information in:
- Kellogs's books,
- Dr. B Johnson
- the technical and restoration guide part 2 (hmm I am missing part one)
- workshop manuals ...

cheers from Holland

PSS: beside installation, I guess it is necessary to use a fuse .... is there a (free) connection in the fuse box for the radio?
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Re: Radio installation early B

#2 Post by Jim Clement » Wed May 11, 2022 12:22 pm

make sure you also add the ground wire
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Re: Radio installation early B

#3 Post by Peter Silten » Wed May 11, 2022 8:56 pm

Helge, I suggest that you take a look at what Charlie White put together re Blaupunkt radios.

https://derwhites356literature.com/DerW ... adios.html

Scroll down and you will see an installation guide.

I have a similar Blaupunkt radio. I installed an inline fuse on the wire that powers the radio. See https://www.stoddard.com/64461281301.html

Good luck.

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#4 Post by Helge Tielker » Thu May 12, 2022 2:53 am

@Peter, thanks for the tips ... I have read the installation guide but it is very tiny and not really good to read :(.

what I do not understand (I have to follow the A instruction) is the area where to install the "power pack" - what does: under the side kick board mean - is this behind the wooden plate ..

would appreciate any pictures from A's with a factory tube radio installed ... especially for the place of the "power unit".

thank you all ... for sharing so much knowledge ... great forum, great people,

ktf

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Re: Radio installation early B

#5 Post by Peter Silten » Thu May 12, 2022 8:46 am

Please post a photo of your radio so that we can better understand what you are working with.

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#6 Post by Helge Tielker » Fri May 20, 2022 2:51 pm

here they are:
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so my cable between radio and power unit is too shoort .. I do not get it on the advised area (A-type) ... I fixed it, by mounting it under the dashboard.
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Re: Radio installation early B

#7 Post by Ted Hengst » Fri May 20, 2022 5:37 pm

Helge -- photos of how the power pack attaches to the radio. This is a TR in a '63B, so should be similar since the power pack is the same. Ted
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#8 Post by Helge Tielker » Sun May 22, 2022 5:55 pm

Ted, thanks for the pictures, I do not have a TR .. I have an older type ;).... but nice rubber floor amt ;)
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#9 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun May 22, 2022 7:48 pm

Helge, the power pack you have is for an older car. I don't understand why the power cord is too short. Maybe some one with the same radio can get a rough measurement of the cord. A possible solution is to send it to someone to have a longer cord installed. There should be a bracket in the passenger side footwell for the power pack. Another solution would be to have your radio modified by Turn Switch which would eliminate the need for the power pack.

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#10 Post by Helge Tielker » Tue May 24, 2022 3:37 am

Mike Wilson wrote:
Sun May 22, 2022 7:48 pm
Helge, the power pack you have is for an older car. I don't understand why the power cord is too short. Maybe some one with the same radio can get a rough measurement of the cord. A possible solution is to send it to someone to have a longer cord installed. There should be a bracket in the passenger side footwell for the power pack. Another solution would be to have your radio modified by Turn Switch which would eliminate the need for the power pack.

Mike
thanks Mike, maybe it is easier to exchange this radio with an TR type ....
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#11 Post by Helge Tielker » Tue May 24, 2022 7:43 am

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Re: Radio installation early B

#12 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue May 24, 2022 11:10 am

Nice work, Helge!

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