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  • Looking for a Transtar Radio

    Well, as many of you know, I have a '57 Transtar. Having done a little travelling in the old boy, I have discovered it would be useful to have a radio for company, traffic reports, etc. while on the road.
    I have it registered here in BC as a "Collector" vehicle for which our government has very strict rules. When it comes to radios, I am not allowed to have installed in the truck any type of radio receiver, tape/CD player etc. that was not [u]standard equipment</u> in a 1957 Studebaker truck.[:0]

    As you can guess, that leaves me a limited selection of choices. Since my truck did have a radio installed earlier in it's life, an install of the stock Transtar radio will not be difficult. So, I am asking if anyone out there has a complete working Transtar (Motorola) AM radio (AC-2971) or possibly knows of someone that may be willing to part with same. [8D]

    Now being a CASO (but also a realist), I am prepared to pay a reasonable sum of money for a decent radio, but I'm no JP Getty either!

    If you have such an animal or a lead I can follow-up, please e-mail me at "haydenmjATshaw.ca" (spelled out "at" to avoid the spammers).

    Thanks in advance for your assistance. [^]

    <h5>Mark
    '57 Transtar Deluxe
    Vancouver Island

    Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
    May 23 & 24, 2009?
    </h5>
    Mark Hayden
    '66 Commander
    Zone Coordinator
    Pacific Can-Am Zone

  • #2
    No doubt you could have the guts converted to Am-Fm with cassette or CD input and none would be the wiser.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
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    • #3
      You'll pay maybe $300-$400 for a decent Transtar radio.

      JDP/Maryland
      "I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."
      Thomas Jefferson
      JDP Maryland

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      • #4
        Brad - You are correct, but I would still need the "box" to begin with.

        John - Yup, I was figuring around $300 or so for a decent one.

        <h5>Mark
        '57 Transtar Deluxe
        Vancouver Island

        Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
        May 23 & 24, 2009?
        </h5>
        Mark Hayden
        '66 Commander
        Zone Coordinator
        Pacific Can-Am Zone

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        • #5
          Hi to all. I do not have a radio, but being fairly new here, I sometimes sit for a while tring to decode some of the abbreviations used in different topics. I have to admit that I just can't come up with what a CASO might be? There have been others in the past that had me stumped as well. Is there an explanation of these somewhere? Thanks, Dave.


          Dave Pink
          Victoria, Australia

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          Dave Pink
          Victoria, Australia

          1916 SF Roadster
          1925 ER Tourer
          1925 Panel Delivery
          1953 Champion Sedan
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          • #6
            Hi Dave,there are a couple posts about the different abbreviations.CASO is Cheap A** Studebaker Owner.Steve
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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by davepink53
              I have to admit that I just can't come up with what a CASO might be? There have been others in the past that had me stumped as well. Is there an explanation of these somewhere? Thanks, Dave.

              Dave Pink
              Victoria, Australia
              CASO = Cheap a**ed Studebaker Owner.
              I think there was a thread some time back with the offical SDC Forum Decoder Dictionary (SDC FDD)

              <h5>Mark
              '57 Transtar Deluxe
              Vancouver Island

              Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
              May 23 & 24, 2009?
              </h5>
              Mark Hayden
              '66 Commander
              Zone Coordinator
              Pacific Can-Am Zone

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              • #8
                I don't see how they can stop you from having a small "boom-box" AM/FM/Tape/CD player... and just setting it on the seat beside you..

                Ray


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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by Studeman

                  I don't see how they can stop you from having a small "boom-box" AM/FM/Tape/CD player... and just setting it on the seat beside you..

                  Ray
                  I could do that Ray, but I'd prefer to have an installed radio if I can find one.

                  <h5>Mark
                  '57 Transtar Deluxe
                  Vancouver Island

                  Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
                  May 23 & 24, 2009?
                  </h5>
                  Mark Hayden
                  '66 Commander
                  Zone Coordinator
                  Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                  • #10
                    Does anyone have a picture of a correct Transtar radio? I found a guy that fixes them more than reasonably and if I can dig one out around here, I'll be glad to pass it along to you Mark and send you my radio guy's number. There is also a TW's radio repair advertiser that will keep it looking stock and enable it to be FM, too. An Ipod port could be hidden and easily used as well.


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                    • #11
                      Here's a picture of the Transtar Motorola radio... this one is from the 1959 accessories catalog. Thanks for the offer.


                      <h5>Mark
                      '57 Transtar Deluxe
                      Vancouver Island

                      Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
                      May 23 & 24, 2009?
                      </h5>
                      Mark Hayden
                      '66 Commander
                      Zone Coordinator
                      Pacific Can-Am Zone

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                      • #12
                        I took this picture on one of Guido's trucks.





                        Leonard Shepherd
                        http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                        • #13
                          Mark,

                          As Leonard points out, I have one in my '57 E-40. I had not planned on selling it, but drop me a line off the Forum and we can talk. It also has a speaker that you can see to the right of the picture.

                          Gary

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                          • #14
                            Hi Mark, I have a transtar raido in my 59 pickup, it does not look like the one you pictured. If you would like I can get a picture of it when I get home. Your 57 may be differnt.

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                            • #15
                              Gary - E-mail sent.

                              Terry - I would be interested in seeing that - thanks.

                              <h5>Mark
                              '57 Transtar Deluxe
                              Vancouver Island

                              Are you planning to attend the NW Overdrive Tour in Parksville, BC
                              May 23 & 24, 2009?
                              </h5>
                              Mark Hayden
                              '66 Commander
                              Zone Coordinator
                              Pacific Can-Am Zone

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