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Swifster
03-10-2008, 06:35 AM
There was a AM-FM Studebaker radio on Ebay this past week that sold for $1037!!! I guess I'll be using an FM converter (and even one of those went for $138...[:0]

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Tom - Mulberry, FL

1964 Studebaker Daytona - 289 4V, 4-Speed (Cost To Date: $1826.83)

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wpsrea
03-10-2008, 06:49 AM
How about a set of glass packs and a radio delete plate. Better sound than any radio.

wpsrea
03-10-2008, 06:49 AM
How about a set of glass packs and a radio delete plate. Better sound than any radio.

BobPalma
03-10-2008, 07:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by wpsrea

How about a set of glass packs and a radio delete plate. Better sound than any radio.


[:0] And much cheaper, too, it would appear, Wayne! [8D]BP

BobPalma
03-10-2008, 07:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by wpsrea

How about a set of glass packs and a radio delete plate. Better sound than any radio.


[:0] And much cheaper, too, it would appear, Wayne! [8D]BP

mbstude
03-10-2008, 07:58 AM
And to think that Studebakers were once an inexpensive part of the automotive hobby... [V]



Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

mbstude
03-10-2008, 07:58 AM
And to think that Studebakers were once an inexpensive part of the automotive hobby... [V]



Matthew Burnette
'59 Scotsman
'63 Daytona
Hazlehurst, GA
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/avatar-8.jpg

studeski
03-10-2008, 08:09 AM
And not even a 1964 model. Maybe I should sell mine. I know it works.

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

studeski
03-10-2008, 08:09 AM
And not even a 1964 model. Maybe I should sell mine. I know it works.

Claude Chmielewski
Studeski
http://www.studeski.com
Fillmore, Wisconsin
47 M-16 Truck
62 GT Hawk
63 Lark
64 Commander Wagonaire
50 Champion Regal (parts car)
[img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
"One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
much in fashion anymore."

bams50
03-10-2008, 08:53 AM
Makes no sense to me! For a couple hundred you can get a new, top-notch unit. Have a nice stock AM in the dash and hide the modern, much better quality one for actual use!

I just don't get it!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-10-2008, 08:53 AM
Makes no sense to me! For a couple hundred you can get a new, top-notch unit. Have a nice stock AM in the dash and hide the modern, much better quality one for actual use!

I just don't get it!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

jackb
03-10-2008, 08:57 AM
I think we're seeing a trend here....I'm not so sure its a good one, but leave that and relate what was mused over at York this year.....And some of this is personal sales for me @ York. Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all. Those folks with "deep" pockets really don't care what an item sells for if they need it to finish off a restoration that's north of $25-30K. I expect to see the occasional defiance from the norm, but to be just that; the exception, not the norm. I'll stop here and excuse myself from "Crystal Ball" theories.......

jackb
03-10-2008, 08:57 AM
I think we're seeing a trend here....I'm not so sure its a good one, but leave that and relate what was mused over at York this year.....And some of this is personal sales for me @ York. Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all. Those folks with "deep" pockets really don't care what an item sells for if they need it to finish off a restoration that's north of $25-30K. I expect to see the occasional defiance from the norm, but to be just that; the exception, not the norm. I'll stop here and excuse myself from "Crystal Ball" theories.......

Chucks Stude
03-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Someone posted a site that does hidden stereo systems. I do believe they were a lot cheaper than $1000.00. I can't find that thread. Lets see, in 64 dollars, a thousand bucks would be...........

Chucks Stude
03-10-2008, 08:59 AM
Someone posted a site that does hidden stereo systems. I do believe they were a lot cheaper than $1000.00. I can't find that thread. Lets see, in 64 dollars, a thousand bucks would be...........

studecruiser
03-10-2008, 10:36 AM
It tempts me to go out and pull mine from the '64 - nah, I don't think so.

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpg

studecruiser
03-10-2008, 10:36 AM
It tempts me to go out and pull mine from the '64 - nah, I don't think so.

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpg

studebaker-R2-4-me
03-10-2008, 12:36 PM
I posted that hidden 'Kick-Butt' DVD/CD/USB Stereo System last summer. My Stereo was much less than $1000.00 including the speakers and Deck. I owned the Amplifier from a previous car. The Am-Fm car radio is only eye candy for Studebaker guys that know it's rarity otherwise I'm sticking to the Stereo under my Driver's seat.

Here's the pictures again

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http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/Side.jpg

1964 GT Hawk R2 Clone
Oakville, Ontario.

Hamilton Chapter
See you at Niagara 2008 Crossroads Zone Meet July 18-20

studebaker-R2-4-me
03-10-2008, 12:36 PM
I posted that hidden 'Kick-Butt' DVD/CD/USB Stereo System last summer. My Stereo was much less than $1000.00 including the speakers and Deck. I owned the Amplifier from a previous car. The Am-Fm car radio is only eye candy for Studebaker guys that know it's rarity otherwise I'm sticking to the Stereo under my Driver's seat.

Here's the pictures again

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP0177.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP0179.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP0169.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP0168.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/IMGP0166.jpg

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o278/studebaker-r2-4-me/Side.jpg

1964 GT Hawk R2 Clone
Oakville, Ontario.

Hamilton Chapter
See you at Niagara 2008 Crossroads Zone Meet July 18-20

bondobilly
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by jackb

Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but here the divide between Middle Class and Wealthy has gone. In White Plains they just built a 30 story Co-Op, a one bedroom starts at $1.2 million and there is a waiting list. Those with, don't care what it costs, and those of us who once thought we were "comfortable" are not. My house is going up in value, but I can't afford to live here anymore..taxes. The new money from NY City has put preesure on our town's school and now I am up to $12,000 a year for a half acre and a 1864 sq ft home.

That is $1000 a month for garbage pick up, and sewers.

bondobilly
03-10-2008, 08:02 PM
quote:Originally posted by jackb

Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but here the divide between Middle Class and Wealthy has gone. In White Plains they just built a 30 story Co-Op, a one bedroom starts at $1.2 million and there is a waiting list. Those with, don't care what it costs, and those of us who once thought we were "comfortable" are not. My house is going up in value, but I can't afford to live here anymore..taxes. The new money from NY City has put preesure on our town's school and now I am up to $12,000 a year for a half acre and a 1864 sq ft home.

That is $1000 a month for garbage pick up, and sewers.

barnlark
03-10-2008, 08:55 PM
That radio didn't even work on ebay, yikes. I know someone who can build an FM tuner into any stock Stude AM radio with the stock knob double clicking to activate the FM transistor radio... all in the same unit. No, it doesn't have an amp, or an Ipod/MP3, or a disc player with a thump, but it DOES give you some FM tunes when the AM talk radio gets boring and the 289 rumbling sounds so good you start dreaming too much.

barnlark
03-10-2008, 08:55 PM
That radio didn't even work on ebay, yikes. I know someone who can build an FM tuner into any stock Stude AM radio with the stock knob double clicking to activate the FM transistor radio... all in the same unit. No, it doesn't have an amp, or an Ipod/MP3, or a disc player with a thump, but it DOES give you some FM tunes when the AM talk radio gets boring and the 289 rumbling sounds so good you start dreaming too much.

47M-5
03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
You're right about the conversion. Had my done for the 52 so I could listen to the FM, and those in the know think they are looking at the original. Wasn't cheap, but sure wasn't over a grand and not working. And the guy was at York

47M-5
03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
You're right about the conversion. Had my done for the 52 so I could listen to the FM, and those in the know think they are looking at the original. Wasn't cheap, but sure wasn't over a grand and not working. And the guy was at York

JDP
03-10-2008, 09:56 PM
To be clear the listing for the radio on ebay says it had never been hooked up and tested, not that it was not working. My guess is that it works fine.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

JDP
03-10-2008, 09:56 PM
To be clear the listing for the radio on ebay says it had never been hooked up and tested, not that it was not working. My guess is that it works fine.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

Green53
03-10-2008, 10:26 PM
Guess I sold too soon. Sold my spare at the Austin meet for $500. I have them in my 64 Avanti and 64 Daytona convertible.
Denny L

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Daytona64/53Stude2015.jpg

Green53
03-10-2008, 10:26 PM
Guess I sold too soon. Sold my spare at the Austin meet for $500. I have them in my 64 Avanti and 64 Daytona convertible.
Denny L

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff85/Daytona64/53Stude2015.jpg

Mark57
03-10-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow! [:0] Guess I'll have to stick with my portable Studebaker AM/FM radio... :D ;)
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0024.jpg

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

Mark57
03-10-2008, 10:54 PM
Wow! [:0] Guess I'll have to stick with my portable Studebaker AM/FM radio... :D ;)
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/IMG_0024.jpg

<h5>Mark
'57 Transtar
3E-6/7-122 </h5>
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x153/MarkH57/MrGreenJeans1003b.jpg

barnlark
03-11-2008, 12:08 AM
I stand corrected. I have had bad luck; every used radio I have purchased that said it hadn't been tested, didn't work and needed repaired. I shouldn't assume the worst. My guess was simply testing a radio with a good ground, a power source and an antenna was pretty easy when selling a reserve item that ends above 1K, but I should think more positively. I truly hope the buyer got a good one, but usually a working radio is described as "working" on ebay, IMHO. Why sell it described with doubt to prospective buyers? I've seen a NOS, in the box, Studebaker radio needing new caps and transistors right away to work. I doubt a repair is that buyers concern, however.
quote:Originally posted by JDP

To be clear the listing for the radio on ebay says it had never been hooked up and tested, not that it was not working. My guess is that it works fine.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

barnlark
03-11-2008, 12:08 AM
I stand corrected. I have had bad luck; every used radio I have purchased that said it hadn't been tested, didn't work and needed repaired. I shouldn't assume the worst. My guess was simply testing a radio with a good ground, a power source and an antenna was pretty easy when selling a reserve item that ends above 1K, but I should think more positively. I truly hope the buyer got a good one, but usually a working radio is described as "working" on ebay, IMHO. Why sell it described with doubt to prospective buyers? I've seen a NOS, in the box, Studebaker radio needing new caps and transistors right away to work. I doubt a repair is that buyers concern, however.
quote:Originally posted by JDP

To be clear the listing for the radio on ebay says it had never been hooked up and tested, not that it was not working. My guess is that it works fine.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

wally
03-11-2008, 12:25 AM
Several months ago, I bought a radio delete plate for my car from SASCO for around $12. This will save me the expense of reconditioning the Wonderbar, and $175 for a repro antenna. I prolly should Ebay the radio, and use the money to finish rebuilding the engine.

"You Can't Have Everything--Where Would You Put It?" ---comedian Steven Wright

wally
03-11-2008, 12:25 AM
Several months ago, I bought a radio delete plate for my car from SASCO for around $12. This will save me the expense of reconditioning the Wonderbar, and $175 for a repro antenna. I prolly should Ebay the radio, and use the money to finish rebuilding the engine.

"You Can't Have Everything--Where Would You Put It?" ---comedian Steven Wright

bams50
03-11-2008, 03:42 AM
I'm still at a loss to understand why at least two people would pay that kind of money! It can't be for show car purposes; I doubt there's any car of any make that would lose points at a show for only having an AM radio. Can't be for listening purposes; any of the modern stereos give you much better quality and options at a fraction of the price. And there are plenty of ways and places to hide one...

Is it some kind of competition thing? That would make me wonder if one would draw that kind of money again- maybe it was just a one-time aberraton...

In any case, it answers Bondo's question of whether restorations are over with due to cost....... obviously not!!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

bams50
03-11-2008, 03:42 AM
I'm still at a loss to understand why at least two people would pay that kind of money! It can't be for show car purposes; I doubt there's any car of any make that would lose points at a show for only having an AM radio. Can't be for listening purposes; any of the modern stereos give you much better quality and options at a fraction of the price. And there are plenty of ways and places to hide one...

Is it some kind of competition thing? That would make me wonder if one would draw that kind of money again- maybe it was just a one-time aberraton...

In any case, it answers Bondo's question of whether restorations are over with due to cost....... obviously not!!

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"

BobPalma
03-11-2008, 06:53 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

I'm still at a loss to understand why at least two people would pay that kind of money! It can't be for show car purposes; I doubt there's any car of any make that would lose points at a show for only having an AM radio. Can't be for listening purposes; any of the modern stereos give you much better quality and options at a fraction of the price. And there are plenty of ways and places to hide one...

Is it some kind of competition thing? That would make me wonder if one would draw that kind of money again- maybe it was just a one-time aberraton...


Robert (Bob) Andrews


:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.

'Just one variation of the hobby; no more, no less. But it does drive the price of rare options, like AM-FM radios. :DBP

BobPalma
03-11-2008, 06:53 AM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

I'm still at a loss to understand why at least two people would pay that kind of money! It can't be for show car purposes; I doubt there's any car of any make that would lose points at a show for only having an AM radio. Can't be for listening purposes; any of the modern stereos give you much better quality and options at a fraction of the price. And there are plenty of ways and places to hide one...

Is it some kind of competition thing? That would make me wonder if one would draw that kind of money again- maybe it was just a one-time aberraton...


Robert (Bob) Andrews


:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.

'Just one variation of the hobby; no more, no less. But it does drive the price of rare options, like AM-FM radios. :DBP

8E45E
03-11-2008, 07:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.




I know that has been true for a couple of decades now, but lately, the reverse is also true on muscle cars. Have you seen the price of some of the delete plates for dashboard items like the heater controls and radios on certain cars?

Craig

8E45E
03-11-2008, 07:01 AM
quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.




I know that has been true for a couple of decades now, but lately, the reverse is also true on muscle cars. Have you seen the price of some of the delete plates for dashboard items like the heater controls and radios on certain cars?

Craig

BobPalma
03-11-2008, 07:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.




I know that has been true for a couple of decades now, but lately, the reverse is also true on muscle cars. Have you seen the price of some of the delete plates for dashboard items like the heater controls and radios on certain cars?

Craig


:) Absolutely, Craig...although I think both factors (el cheapo and loaded) are now in play...again, just different manifestations of the whole hobby. (Personally, I'm holding onto several sets of 1964-1972 era Oldsmobile F-85 dog-dish hub caps I've been tripping over for decades...sooner or later, they'll be worth enough to buy a whole tank of gas(!) for my truck!) :DBP

BobPalma
03-11-2008, 07:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by 8E45E


quote:Originally posted by BobPalma

:) Bob: The reason is simple: There are a few people (not many, but a few) who want every conceivable option available on a car, to be included on the car they restore.

Not something I'm into personally, and maybe not you, either, but if you look around car shows and read a few magazines, every so often you'll see a nicely-done car on which the owner is proud to have located and installed every single factory option that would have been available that year.




I know that has been true for a couple of decades now, but lately, the reverse is also true on muscle cars. Have you seen the price of some of the delete plates for dashboard items like the heater controls and radios on certain cars?

Craig


:) Absolutely, Craig...although I think both factors (el cheapo and loaded) are now in play...again, just different manifestations of the whole hobby. (Personally, I'm holding onto several sets of 1964-1972 era Oldsmobile F-85 dog-dish hub caps I've been tripping over for decades...sooner or later, they'll be worth enough to buy a whole tank of gas(!) for my truck!) :DBP

herbpcpa
03-11-2008, 09:42 AM
I noticed the AM/FM radio on ebay had white knobs but black push buttons. The black push buttons indicate a 1966 radio. The listing gave the accessory number for the radio. Did any one research to see what year that number indicated?

herbpcpa
03-11-2008, 09:42 AM
I noticed the AM/FM radio on ebay had white knobs but black push buttons. The black push buttons indicate a 1966 radio. The listing gave the accessory number for the radio. Did any one research to see what year that number indicated?

studee64
03-11-2008, 12:16 PM
And in case you're not aware, (which I initially was not) it may be FM but it is not STEREO!!

So you get to listen to the FM station, but still only have mono sound coming out of the speaker..

However, I guess you do get bragging rights when you have an original $1000.00 Studebaker radio..

STUDEE64

Barry Leppan
Burlington, Ont. Canada
64 Daytona HT 5-spd
64 GT Hawk R-1/AC/Powershift

studee64
03-11-2008, 12:16 PM
And in case you're not aware, (which I initially was not) it may be FM but it is not STEREO!!

So you get to listen to the FM station, but still only have mono sound coming out of the speaker..

However, I guess you do get bragging rights when you have an original $1000.00 Studebaker radio..

STUDEE64

Barry Leppan
Burlington, Ont. Canada
64 Daytona HT 5-spd
64 GT Hawk R-1/AC/Powershift

JBOYLE
03-11-2008, 01:46 PM
And I would hope the new owner is aware (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) that it won't be correct for an Avanti unless it has red lights.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-11-2008, 01:46 PM
And I would hope the new owner is aware (someone please correct me if I'm wrong) that it won't be correct for an Avanti unless it has red lights.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JDP
03-11-2008, 02:06 PM
Adding the red bulb is not a problem but the 66 buttons are. I did have a vendor tell me he'd been looking for the rare, 66 unit for a lot of years, so someone else may have been searching for one.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

JDP
03-11-2008, 02:06 PM
Adding the red bulb is not a problem but the 66 buttons are. I did have a vendor tell me he'd been looking for the rare, 66 unit for a lot of years, so someone else may have been searching for one.

JDP/Maryland
64 R2 GT (Sid)
spent to date $62,839.60
63 Daytona HT/4 speed
63 Lark 2 door
57 Wagon

studegary
03-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Sometimes people "need" to buy something like this AM/FM to make their car match the build sheet.

This makes me remember a tired, original owner Daytona Wagonaire that I passed on to a friend, with the AM/FM still in the car, for $100. He never even said "thank you" to me. I haven't passed any more bargains his way.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

studegary
03-11-2008, 03:02 PM
Sometimes people "need" to buy something like this AM/FM to make their car match the build sheet.

This makes me remember a tired, original owner Daytona Wagonaire that I passed on to a friend, with the AM/FM still in the car, for $100. He never even said "thank you" to me. I haven't passed any more bargains his way.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

SDC member since 1968
Studebaker enthusiast much longer

52hawk
03-11-2008, 03:18 PM
$138 for a fm converter? And I threw one in the garbage a few months ago!!![V]

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

52hawk
03-11-2008, 03:18 PM
$138 for a fm converter? And I threw one in the garbage a few months ago!!![V]

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

JBOYLE
03-11-2008, 04:10 PM
The more I think about it, the better an i-pod stereo boom box in the back seat sounds.

I'll just keep the 63 AM in the dash for period feel...and the oldies station really does sound old through the static and ancient speakers.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

JBOYLE
03-11-2008, 04:10 PM
The more I think about it, the better an i-pod stereo boom box in the back seat sounds.

I'll just keep the 63 AM in the dash for period feel...and the oldies station really does sound old through the static and ancient speakers.

63 Avanti R1 2788
1914 Stutz Bearcat
(George Barris replica)

Washington State

rockne10
03-11-2008, 06:24 PM
Those old Philco tube radios were awfully decent. Amplification by vacuum tube produced a nice warm sound. So you didn't get frequency modulation offered by FM and you can't pick up your local Jazz station. When the weather's right, the radio in my '51 can pull in Baton Rouge, Kansas City or St. Paul. That's sweet.

rockne10
03-11-2008, 06:24 PM
Those old Philco tube radios were awfully decent. Amplification by vacuum tube produced a nice warm sound. So you didn't get frequency modulation offered by FM and you can't pick up your local Jazz station. When the weather's right, the radio in my '51 can pull in Baton Rouge, Kansas City or St. Paul. That's sweet.

Laemmle
03-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Sell more t-shirts at higher prices...;)





quote:Originally posted by bondobilly


quote:Originally posted by jackb

Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but here the divide between Middle Class and Wealthy has gone. In White Plains they just built a 30 story Co-Op, a one bedroom starts at $1.2 million and there is a waiting list. Those with, don't care what it costs, and those of us who once thought we were "comfortable" are not. My house is going up in value, but I can't afford to live here anymore..taxes. The new money from NY City has put preesure on our town's school and now I am up to $12,000 a year for a half acre and a 1864 sq ft home.

That is $1000 a month for garbage pick up, and sewers.

Laemmle
03-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Sell more t-shirts at higher prices...;)





quote:Originally posted by bondobilly


quote:Originally posted by jackb

Simply stated: the economy has shaken the mid and lower folks quite a bit. That available dispensable income left is prevalent at the top and seen by higher end items selling as if there were no economic pressures at all.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but here the divide between Middle Class and Wealthy has gone. In White Plains they just built a 30 story Co-Op, a one bedroom starts at $1.2 million and there is a waiting list. Those with, don't care what it costs, and those of us who once thought we were "comfortable" are not. My house is going up in value, but I can't afford to live here anymore..taxes. The new money from NY City has put preesure on our town's school and now I am up to $12,000 a year for a half acre and a 1864 sq ft home.

That is $1000 a month for garbage pick up, and sewers.

Clem64
03-11-2008, 09:07 PM
I had this Radio Shack Realistic AM-FM push button sweep dial radio sitting around that I bought back in the 80s cause it was on a clearance table and was made in Japan instead of (fill in the blank). I installed it in Clem and the thing has a mediocre FM section but the AM is killer. It will pick up AM stations way better than our newer vehicles do. Maybe the AM tuner was more of a priority in those days?

Dean Croft
Roseburg,OR

CLEM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/Clem64Forum1A.jpg

Clem64
03-11-2008, 09:07 PM
I had this Radio Shack Realistic AM-FM push button sweep dial radio sitting around that I bought back in the 80s cause it was on a clearance table and was made in Japan instead of (fill in the blank). I installed it in Clem and the thing has a mediocre FM section but the AM is killer. It will pick up AM stations way better than our newer vehicles do. Maybe the AM tuner was more of a priority in those days?

Dean Croft
Roseburg,OR

CLEM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/Clem64/Clem64Forum1A.jpg