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#553784 - 14/01/19 02:48 PM Fitting a radio and luggage rack
Steve S Offline
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Registered: 05/06/15
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Loc: Norfolk
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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#553786 - 14/01/19 03:00 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Peter J Offline
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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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#553788 - 14/01/19 03:04 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
John V6 Offline

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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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#553792 - 14/01/19 03:38 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Heinz Offline

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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.

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#553795 - 14/01/19 03:43 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Originally Posted By Heinz
High end is not possible in the Morgan anyway.

They already are!
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#553797 - 14/01/19 03:45 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: BobtheTrain]
Heinz Offline

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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!

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#554032 - 15/01/19 09:44 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
teknome Offline
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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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#554033 - 15/01/19 09:49 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Fox Terrier Offline

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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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#554043 - 15/01/19 11:01 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: teknome]
Heinz Offline

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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.

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#554084 - 16/01/19 10:49 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Alistair Offline
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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.
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#554097 - 16/01/19 11:51 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Fox Terrier]
lowebird Offline
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Loc: norfolk, UK
Originally Posted By Fox Terrier
If I’m honest I had a radio fitted when the Plus 4 was built but I never use it.


Ditto, the car is entertainment enough and anyway, I can't see nor reach the radio. A waste of money IMHO.
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#554109 - 16/01/19 12:48 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: lowebird]
Fat Wolfie Offline
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Loc: West Yorkshire
It’s due to where the radio would be fitted that I didn’t specify one for my car.

Where it’s put I couldn’t see how you could change station or volume while on the move, and volume would definitely need adjusting when moving from open road to town etc.

I’m planning on getting a portable Bluetooth speaker, and using the phone to play tunes or radio via an app if there’s a signal. Seems a simple and cheap solution to me!

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#554114 - 16/01/19 01:02 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
60Yards Offline
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For the alpine radio that was fitted to my car, there is a handy remote available. Inexpensive and it makes the radio useable.
I use it rather a lot, just lay it on the passenger seat.
Audio quality is not great, but sufficient.
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#554120 - 16/01/19 01:24 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Alistair Offline
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Buy a model with a remote volume control and strap or bluetack/double sided tape it to a simple to reach location. Don't forget the new rules concerning use of devices when in the car though.

Most of the radios offer AVC - Automatic Volume Control - which adjusts the volume according to ambient noise. Mind you if it is buried in the drivetrain area this might overpower it so be wary and take advice if you try this.
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#554140 - 16/01/19 04:36 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
teknome Offline
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I have a couple of 'Sony CDX-DAB500U DAB/CD/USB iPod Direct Receiver' which do come with a remote. No complaints. I guess a negative is that they are a bit old tech and don't have bluetooth.
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#554142 - 16/01/19 04:45 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: teknome]
Stewart S Offline
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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




That’s a great product - will have to invest
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#554143 - 16/01/19 04:54 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Stewart S Offline
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Whoever bought my last Mog has inherited a superb sound system

Active subwoofer concealed in the passenger footwell with top end Alpine speakers for the mid to high all professionally installed by a company in Preston who had just done the same system in a DB5 Convertable

It sounded fantastic even above the sport exhaust

I’m missing it so will probably replicate it in my current Mog this Summer
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#554145 - 16/01/19 05:01 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: teknome]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Loc: Renfrewshire
Originally Posted By teknome
I have a couple of 'Sony CDX-DAB500U DAB/CD/USB iPod Direct Receiver' which do come with a remote. No complaints. I guess a negative is that they are a bit old tech and don't have bluetooth.

I'm having trouble finding 8 Track for mine.


Edited by BobtheTrain (16/01/19 05:01 PM)
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#554150 - 16/01/19 06:15 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Heinz Offline

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You could try a vintage car player like this, Bob.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dynatronic-8-Stereo-Chrome-Car-Auto-8-Track-Player/123165143456?hash=item1cad36f1a0:g:UFgAAOSwhTBbELe8

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#554189 - 16/01/19 09:37 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
BobtheTrain Offline

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Originally Posted By Heinz
You could try a vintage car player like this, Bob.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dynatronic-8-Stereo-Chrome-Car-Auto-8-Track-Player/123165143456?hash=item1cad36f1a0:g:UFgAAOSwhTBbELe8

Thank you but no. No thermionic valves.
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#554216 - 16/01/19 11:35 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: BobtheTrain]
+8Rich Offline

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Loc: Devonshire
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Heinz
You could try a vintage car player like this, Bob.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dynatronic-8-Stereo-Chrome-Car-Auto-8-Track-Player/123165143456?hash=item1cad36f1a0:g:UFgAAOSwhTBbELe8

Thank you but no. No thermionic valves.

I'm sure I've got a couple of EL84's in the garage somewhere Bob if you are feeling like a bit of complimentary push - pull smile
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#554217 - 16/01/19 11:44 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Heinz Offline

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I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.

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#554219 - 17/01/19 12:50 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Esprit Offline
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Matchless? Very nice Heinz. Mines a Rivera Clubster 45 so not in the same class perhaps but still very happy with it.

Back on topic my new car has the Alpine CDE-205DAB and the remote control covers all audio functions. I haven't explored it's features yet but it seems to have everything I can think of including bluetooth, USB, aux input, CD and DAB. The Plus 4 radio position is a bit of a pain though!
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#554305 - 17/01/19 02:09 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
+8Rich Offline

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Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


That amplifier sounds very nice Heinz.

I built a Mullard (tube manufacturer) designed stereo amplifier as a teenager using EL84's and it sounded good once you got enough smoothing capacitors in it to kill the mains hum.

The harmonics are better reproduced in thermionic devices compared to solid state one's to my ears.

My current Morgan came fitted with a Becker Mexico with the Becker Silverstone CD player and a Bosch 100 Watt bass booster amplifier fitted with a really good set of speakers, the previous owner was in the music industry based in London.
I only use it in the garage preferring the sound of the Librands dual exhaust whilst on the move.
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#554317 - 17/01/19 03:21 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Peter J]
Steve S Offline
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Peter,
Thank you for the very useful information. I will pm you my email address when I can work out how to do it on this system
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#554319 - 17/01/19 03:27 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
+8Rich Offline

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Originally Posted By Steve S
Peter,
Thank you for the very useful information. I will pm you my email address when I can work out how to do it on this system



Just click on the persons name and the drop down menu offers you the message option Send a PM.
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#554323 - 17/01/19 03:37 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
Steve S Offline
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Hi Heinz,

Thank you for the information

I am thinking of fitting one of these retro style DAB Radio / Bluetooth streaming units https://www.classiccarstereo.co.uk

Up to now I have just used a Bose Soundlink mini speaker and the radio in my mobile phone. Works okay but it takes time to pack away when parking up and leaving the car
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#554339 - 17/01/19 04:20 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
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Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


Heinz, when I lived in Jersey CI I was friends with Harold Leak's daughter and wife. After Harold retired he took to his bed in his apartment in Jersey and stayed there. Very sad.
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#554359 - 17/01/19 05:36 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Heinz]
Hamwich Offline

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Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


Yep, I have EL84s in my Mesa Boogie and in my Marshall. Lovely tubes.
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#554364 - 17/01/19 05:55 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Alistair Offline
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That hidden bluetooth amplifier is very good. I was trying to work out how to use my iPhone without a head unit some time back and that will be perfect.
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#554365 - 17/01/19 06:01 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Esprit]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By Esprit
Matchless? Very nice Heinz. Mines a Rivera Clubster 45 so not in the same class perhaps but still very happy with it.


Your Rivera looks very good. TBH I´m not in the market since 15 years. So I didn't knew he has his own brand and factory. I know his name because I have bought new in 1982 a Fender Concert 1x12 which I still play. Since 1998 a Weber Alnico Chicago speaker is in. So far I know, Mr. Rivera had designed the circuits of that time for Fender and my amp is the last mass production Fender which is point to point soldered (today you get Fenders p to p again but from the custom shop and expensive).
My Matchless was bought by chance, I even did not know the brand, my dealer had it on display and I was in the market for a smaller amp, wanted a Vox but came home with this great little thing (in watts, not in dimensions, it has even a reverb spiral) The spitfire is the most simple design of the Matchless line up but what is more important, it has a very nice own tone and lots of possibilities with only one tone control, because you have your guitar settings, your attack etc.
I saw recently that they are still in the market.
This configurator, you can play with, reminds me of Morgan:)
https://www.matchlessamplifiers.com/visualizer/#.XEDDt1VKhhE


Edited by Heinz (17/01/19 06:05 PM)

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#554369 - 17/01/19 06:15 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: +8Rich]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By +8Rich
Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


That amplifier sounds very nice Heinz.

I built a Mullard (tube manufacturer) designed stereo amplifier as a teenager using EL84's and it sounded good once you got enough smoothing capacitors in it to kill the mains hum.

The harmonics are better reproduced in thermionic devices compared to solid state one's to my ears.

My current Morgan came fitted with a Becker Mexico with the Becker Silverstone CD player and a Bosch 100 Watt bass booster amplifier fitted with a really good set of speakers, the previous owner was in the music industry based in London.
I only use it in the garage preferring the sound of the Librands dual exhaust whilst on the move.


I am a tube guy since 45 years regarding guitar amps and since 25 years now regarding stereo.
As you say, for me the sound is more natural, if everything around is ok as well.

I don't need this euphemism of tube sound, but I like a clear sound, which however has exactly this overtone spectrum, as you describe it, Richard. My everyday amplifier since 2001 is a Mcintosh C22 with a MC275, and I have never looked for anything else. That doesn't mean it's "the best" for everyone and everywhere shouted with narcissistic pride, but I just want to say it makes me happy and I don't have to think about devices anymore.

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#554372 - 17/01/19 06:19 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Burgundymog]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


Heinz, when I lived in Jersey CI I was friends with Harold Leak's daughter and wife. After Harold retired he took to his bed in his apartment in Jersey and stayed there. Very sad.


That is indeed a sad story. But sometimes you really don't know what's going on in people's minds and why someone is suddenly behaving like that. With my father it was not as extreme as with Harold Leak, but somehow similar from about 68 years until he died.

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#554379 - 17/01/19 06:40 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Hamwich]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By Hamwich
Originally Posted By Heinz
I was not aware that it is tube gear. When you say EL84, Richard...it is my world of sound smile beside other tubes.
I have EL84 in my old Leak gear as well as in my Matchless guitar amp. BTW it is a Californian guitar amp but named „Spitfire“. The other models of this brand also have names of aircraft of that area. I love this amp...a bit like a Morgan, handcrafted.


Yep, I have EL84s in my Mesa Boogie and in my Marshall. Lovely tubes.


Yes Tim, both your brands also with absolutely unique and brand-typical sound that has become legend in both cases. When I was young we played much too loud...always. My first "real" guitar amp was a 1972 Super Reverb 4x10 Silverface which my father bought me when I was 14, used for todays unbelievable 800 German Mark. And sometimes it was still too quiet!against the other noisemakers, despite 2x6L6GC and 45 loud watts. Unbelievable today how stupid we were. Fortunately the ears still work.
For small clubs and even more for home an EL84 amp is the best next to single ended 6v6 like the old Champ.

I still mourn (not really:) because I was such a complete idiot at the age of 20, and had swapped the Super Reverb for a sh...y p..s amp, because it was "louder" but which name is too irrelevant to want to remember. So I think almost everyone has such a story, where 20 years later or even much earlier you just know that you were an incredible fool to sell or swap something, be it amps, guitars or even cars.

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#554410 - 17/01/19 08:53 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
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Incredible fool? As you know they hadn't become 'vintage' or 'collectors' items. They were just second hand gear. I regret selling my Gibson SG but in financial terms my friend's Strat was the bigger mistake; both of those were 1960's instruments that we bought second hand. The strat would be quite valuable now!
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#554411 - 17/01/19 08:58 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Esprit]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By Esprit
Incredible fool? As you know they hadn't become 'vintage' or 'collectors' items. They were just second hand gear. I regret selling my Gibson SG but in financial terms my friend's Strat was the bigger mistake; both of those were 1960's instruments that we bought second hand. The strat would be quite valuable now!


That is totally right. And of course I needed the money to purchase something else. Today it is the same. We don‘t know which of our every day items or instruments are sought after in 40 years.

It hurts of course, both your guitars were/are fantastic. Imagine a 60s stratocaster, still with four screws at the neck................


Edited by Heinz (17/01/19 09:23 PM)

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#554429 - 17/01/19 09:47 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
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.....I think I can still hear it ringing in my ears, but he reckons he was using a 200 watt Marshall back then Devil6
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#554432 - 17/01/19 10:06 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Esprit]
Heinz Offline

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Like my story when I sold the Super Reverb. Watts Watts Watts... listening

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#554433 - 17/01/19 10:08 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
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Sorry. We seem to keep drifting off topic. I think luggage racks are all just a bolt on aren't they? The fittings will differ depending on whether the car has over riders or bumpers but someone on here will know. I'm just going by observation of mine but it was fitted by the dealer.
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#554438 - 17/01/19 10:27 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Heinz Offline

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I have to apologize being the initiator of this thread drift. Steve, if your car has no spare wheel the upper end of the luggage rack is screwed at the inside of the top of the back. Some relatively thin metal plates at the upper end of the luggage rack will fit - if you have an easy up hood - under the rubber seal of the hood and then it is screwed into the interior from inside.

The below fixing depends on if you have a car with overriders, bumpers or not. It would be helpful if someone who also uses this not uncommon construction could place some fotos, like „The Austrian“.

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#554439 - 17/01/19 10:27 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
+8Rich Offline

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I think fitting the rack to a Sport involves drilling two large holes in the plastic valance to locate the horizontal load bearing arms, the top of the rack clamps onto the top of the rear deck.

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#554444 - 17/01/19 11:07 PM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Steve S]
Craig Jezz Offline

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You might be able to see it better on mine.


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#554445 - 18/01/19 12:23 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Craig Jezz]
BobtheTrain Offline

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I didn't realise what I was starting when I mentioned thermionic. Sorry to all the luggage rack fans!
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#554462 - 18/01/19 07:42 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: BobtheTrain]
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
I didn't realise what I was starting when I mentioned thermionic. Sorry to all the luggage rack fans!

With careful tuning you can get an full octave out of a luggage rack. innocent
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#554477 - 18/01/19 09:05 AM Re: Fitting a radio and luggage rack [Re: Gambalunga]
Heinz Offline

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Originally Posted By Gambalunga
Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
I didn't realise what I was starting when I mentioned thermionic. Sorry to all the luggage rack fans!

With careful tuning you can get an full octave out of a luggage rack. innocent

...and you can transport a huge Fender guitar amp... ooo

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