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RE: [oletrucks] New radio old speaker.

To: "'Rich Kosiba'" <kosibar@kolbenet.com>,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] New radio old speaker.
From: "Hanlon, Bill" <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 08:04:50 -0600
The easiest solution for the speaker would be to find one with a 
dual winding in the coil.  Hook one winding to the radio's left 
channel and the other to the right channel.  There is one caveat 
though.  The radio must allow you to use common grounds for the 
speakers.  Many high power radios do not.  Check with Custom 
Autosound's tech people before attempting this.  

For those of us with TF trucks, Radio Shack has (or at least 
had 10 years ago) a dual coil speaker that fits into the stock 
TF speaker box.  

I think your biggest problem is going to be finding a late 
model radio that will operate on 6 volts.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Kosiba [mailto:kosibar@kolbenet.com]
Sent: Saturday, December 16, 2000 6:40 PM
To: OleTruck Mail List
Subject: [oletrucks] New radio old speaker.

I'm considering getting one of those new radios that fits in the '50 3100
and looks like an older style radio. (The Custom AutoSound USA3.)

I can't find much info on the radio so I don't know yet whether it runs on
6 or 12 volts. I am running 6 in my truck.

What I am wondering about is the original speaker. I have a replacement
original speaker which is just a single speaker that fits behind that
piece on the dash. The radio is stereo. Is there any way that I can hook
that radio to the single speaker without losing any sound? I'm not sure
how good that would sound, but would like to at least try it if there is a
way to do it.


Rich Kosiba
1950 Chevy 3100
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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