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Old 03-31-2015, 10:14 PM
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Looking for factory FM stereo radio. Help

Original radio has part number 6A-D6TA-19A241. Made by Philco. I took it to the best repair shop where he had it for three months. Repairman claimed he could not get some part new and a salvage unit was needed. So I am looking to find a working unit to install instead. Truck is a '76 Ranger XLT with speakers in doors only. Only going vintage on this one. Thanks
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Just curious, what part is needed?
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Internal component, the sound coming from the speakers had no loudness whatsoever. After one month the repair guy claimed he had the AM side working but FM was not. He waited a month for a manual for that model and spent another month then gave up.
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Passing the word. "For OEM radio help, the guy to use is in Scottsbluff Nebraska. His name is Gene Cochran, and he works out of his house. He's a crusty old codger, but does some tremendous work.

While he had the radio apart, he updated some of the internals and cleaned the heck out of everything. My total bill was $25! His number is 308 632-2520 (I checked with him at the time I collected my stereo, and he was OK with giving his number out)

He also lined me out on the manner in which the old radios were wired (mine at least). The speakers are in series meaning positive from radio to positive on speaker #1, negative from that speaker goes to positive on speaker #2. Negative from Speaker #2 goes to Negative on stereo. Now the stock stereo rocks as loud as the little 5 1/2 speakers can handle!!!

While it's there you might see if he'll wire in an aux input jack. I had it done with mine, and it allows me to run my I-pod through it. Basically when the I-pod is connected it becomes the antenna source. Cost in parts was under $5. I set mine on a 12" extension so I could just drill a small hole in the dash by the ashtray, which I'm turning into a covert charging / storage station for my phone and I-pod. won't cost much more."
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Yeah, I had that much figured out. Can you narrow it down some? (vegetable, mineral, etc) Sounds like a decent tech though, usually the three months is a red flag.
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Passing the word. "For OEM radio help, the guy to use is in Scottsbluff Nebraska. His name is Gene Cochran, and he works out of his house. He's a crusty old codger, but does some tremendous work.

While he had the radio apart, he updated some of the internals and cleaned the heck out of everything. My total bill was $25! His number is 308 632-2520 (I checked with him at the time I collected my stereo, and he was OK with giving his number out)

He also lined me out on the manner in which the old radios were wired (mine at least). The speakers are in series meaning positive from radio to positive on speaker #1, negative from that speaker goes to positive on speaker #2. Negative from Speaker #2 goes to Negative on stereo. Now the stock stereo rocks as loud as the little 5 1/2 speakers can handle!!!

While it's there you might see if he'll wire in an aux input jack. I had it done with mine, and it allows me to run my I-pod through it. Basically when the I-pod is connected it becomes the antenna source. Cost in parts was under $5. I set mine on a 12" extension so I could just drill a small hole in the dash by the ashtray, which I'm turning into a covert charging / storage station for my phone and I-pod. won't cost much more."
Wow, good deal! Other big companies charge a fortune to put in aux ports and such.
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Thanks everyone, I will get in touch with Mr. Cochran today.

Tedster, I was so twitterpated by the tech language I didn't remember the part name by the time I got out the door. Pete
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