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    I have a 1956 AC2747 Studebaker Radio. It does not work. I would like a working AM/FM radio that will accommodate the faceplate. Are there any "modern" radios available that will work? Or would I be better off trying to get this one working and converted to AM/FM?
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    Marshall

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    As far as I know there are no aftermarket radios that will fit in the original radio location without some modifications. Your original radio can be converted to AM-FM. Radio Roy who is a regular on this forum is the man to contact for radio conversions. If you decide on having the radio rebuilt to original specifications, I can do that for you. Bud

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    • #3
      We do the conversions all the time onthe older ones,. 6 volt + or neg ground or even 12 v + ground is not a problem. Contact me and we'll give you all the informatin on what's available

      See: billtheradioguy.com

      bill@billtheradioguy.com

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      • #4
        You can also get a Bluetooth capable radio and hide it. Enjoy all the options of new technology. USB drives chock full of MP3 songs are amazing.

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        • #5
          Converting to am/fm is pretty spendy isn't it?

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          • #6
            Depends on what you want. 12 v neg ground starts at $425.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by radiobill View Post
              Depends on what you want. 12 v neg ground starts at $425.
              What speakers do you run after the am/fm conversion? Original 4ohm or modern? Stude international just got new speakers in stock sizes but they are 8 ohm.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by David View Post

                What speakers do you run after the am/fm conversion? Original 4ohm or modern? Stude international just got new speakers in stock sizes but they are 8 ohm.
                The new speakers that SI has will probably not handle the power. The original radio put out about 4 to 5 watts that was shared with however many speakers were installed. The AM/FM conversion has four power amplifiers that put out about 45 watts EACH.

                The new amplifiers are not that fussy about speaker impedance. Anything from 4 ohms to 10 ohms work just fine. I have had good luck with speakers made by Alpine, capable of handling around 75-100 watts.
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


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