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Re: 77-80 B Speakers

To: "Jason Sawyer" <>
Subject: Re: 77-80 B Speakers
From: "Dan Ray" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 21:58:47 -0500
I have a blank plate where the music would go (I like it that way), but I
could SWEAR I saw a big discussion on this a few months ago on the MG
Enthusiast BBS. Try , the MG
Enthusiasts BBS Archive. Snoop around there, or ask the question on the BBS.
I may have seen the discussion on a website, so you may try doing a
websearch for "MGB stereo speakers" or something like that. It's worth a
shot, just promise us you won't stuff Fiero seats (speakers in the headrest)
into your B, ok? (I've seen mention of this) The info is out there on the
'net, I just can't remember where! (Did someone say Crutchfield would help
in this regard?)
'73 B

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Sawyer <>
To: Zach Parrish <>
Cc: MG List <>
Date: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: 77-80 B Speakers

>I don't have any speaker grills in my door panels, and I really don't care
>originality (I think that the door panels are reproductions anyway) I'd at
least like
>5.25" speakers. Has anyone had any experience? What about mounting them
somewhere else?
>My B has no radio or speakers, and the local Warehouse Electronics said
that they would
>have to do "something custom" (read: wallet smashing). Anyway, if someone
is going to
>do something custom to my B, it's going to be me! I'd like to hear
something besides
>the Monza exhaust....
>Zach Parrish wrote:
>> I recently replaced the speakers on my 79 B and had a few problems.
First of all I
>> believe the size is 4 or 4.5 inches.  The problem came with finding a
>> speaker that would fit in the door.  It's not a question of how much
space there is
>> between the door panel and the door, but rather between the door panel
and the
>> window mechanism, which is about 2 inches.  There are plenty of mid-range
>> that would work, but they won't give you as good a sound.  The trick is
in the
>> grill.  Find a grill that sits out a bit from the door panel and gives
you extra
>> room to put in a thicker speaker with a bit larger magnet.
>>     I also had to put new connections on the wires in the door, but thats
>> enough to do.  Although I tried, I could not find a way to keep the
original grills
>> in the door, but if you do please tell me.
>> Zach Parrish
>"If it's stupid but it works, it's not stupid."  -Murphy's Laws of Combat

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