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Re: [Healeys] Radio speakers

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Subject: Re: [Healeys] Radio speakers
From: Bob Spidell <bspidell@comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 09:01:27 -0700
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My BJ8 has an original BMC radio, I got a replacement speaker from Radio 
Shack (I know, lotta help).  I think the dia. was 6" but not sure (it's 
about the same width as the radio). But, because it's still positive 
ground the music comes out backwards* (Paul IS dead).

Wow, this may be harder than thought; the usual searches don't turn up 
much for a 'bare' speaker (you get mostly Bluetooth and stereo 
speakers). I think a young(er) person will be really disappointed with 
the sound; as they're used to ear buds and headphones.

* Only (half) kidding, of course. It's pretty amazing how some people 
have a lot of trouble coming to grips with pos. gnd. My friend who 
bought an MG-T keeps calling it 'reverse polarity' which is true enough, 
I guess. My BFF who bought my dad's '55 T-Bird--6V, pos. gnd.--finally 
came to grips with 'Oh, you just hook up the positive terminal to the 


On 8/4/2020 8:43 AM, ROBERT BROWN via Healeys wrote:
> Iâ??ve been asked by a non-list BJ8 owner about radios and speakers for her 
> car.
> Iâ??ve located radios available from Moss but what do folks use for speakers 
> and their placement?
> Yes I know radios are not necessary in a Healey but she is younger and what 
> does a dad do.
> Bob
> BT7
> Sent from my iPhone
> _______________________________________________

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