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Fitting a radio and luggage rack #553784
14/01/19 02:48 PM
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Hi Chaps,

A couple of questions if I may. I hope this is the correct forum

1. I would like to fit a radio and curious to know where the speakers fitted in a 4/4 1.6 sport when a radio is factory fitted. Does anyone have a picture?

2. I am planning my first trip abroad in the car and need to fit a luggage rack. I rather like the Williams rack. Has anyone had any experience in fitting one. Is this an easy DIY fit? Does it involve drilling any scary holes?. The car has no spare wheel

Kind regards

Steve


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Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #553786
14/01/19 03:00 PM
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Steve,

the speakers are positioned down in the footwell, not the best position, but probably the only possibility.
My 2009 Roadster didn't have a Radio, I fitted the radio, antenna and speakers. There is a detailed thread somewhere here: if you pm me with your e-mail address I'll send you a copy of all the info.

Peter


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Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #553788
14/01/19 03:04 PM
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The speakers go on the side wall of the foot well. Pull back the carpet in front of the door hinges. Wiring should be there plus connectors behind the heater box for the radio.


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Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #553792
14/01/19 03:38 PM
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I just bought an Alpine radio for my 4/4 three weeks ago.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_6?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=alpine+ute-92bt&sprefix=ute+92%2Caps%2C293&crid=24GKL4AT74NG3

The only brand that still has a small remote control with the newest devices. Radio without CD but with bluetooth for music streaming from iphone.

https://www.amazon.com/Alpine-RUE4202-RUE-4202-Remote-Control/dp/B001DHK8Z6

This radio is also available with DAB but with us it only works in the city. And other TM might know where to go with the DAB antenna.

In addition these loudspeakers
https://www.amazon.de/JBL-4020-Koaxialer...ywords=jbl+4020

No high end but much more natural and a powerful sound up from 120 Hz than the built-in speakers, and not too expensive. High end is not possible in the Morgan anyway.

Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz] #553795
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Originally Posted By Heinz
High end is not possible in the Morgan anyway.

They already are!


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: BobtheTrain] #553797
14/01/19 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Heinz
High end is not possible in the Morgan anyway.

They already are!


yes, Sir!

Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #554032
15/01/19 09:44 PM
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For DAB I have used the normal aerial and added an amplified splitter from https://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/product-category/dab-car-aerials/dab-aerial-converters/
They do need 12 volt power, I have just wired it into the switched power feed to the radio


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Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #554033
15/01/19 09:49 PM
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If I’m honest I had a radio fitted when the Plus 4 was built but I never use it.


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Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: teknome] #554043
15/01/19 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted By teknome
For DAB I have used the normal aerial and added an amplified splitter from https://www.dabonwheels.co.uk/product-category/dab-car-aerials/dab-aerial-converters/
They do need 12 volt power, I have just wired it into the switched power feed to the radio


Thanks for sharing, it is a very practical solution. Most DAB car radios deliver just an arial you have to stick on the windscreen which is not the best solution in a Morgan, and it looks nasty.

Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S] #554084
16/01/19 10:49 AM
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Hampshire
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If you are in the process of fitting this equipment I would recommend doing a couple of additional things whilst you have the car opened up.

Change speaker cabling for something more substantial
Put cable protection in where it goes through any bulkheads

My fitter said that the cable used was not really sufficient for driving the speakers at the volumes needed with the top down.


Just time to burn a little more petrol before dinner.
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