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Old 09-22-2019, 01:24 PM   #21
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I think if you change the polarity of the radio you are going to
have to iceolate the radio from ground. A guy named Charlie
from I believe Ohio made some kind of adaptor. G.M.
The guy that modified my radio says I won't need to do this because the 12v power converter built into my radio, does not interfere with the stock 6v positive ground. It's like magic! It's a totally different circuit.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:40 PM   #22
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I have a little apprehension about what "A guy named Charlie from I believe Ohio made some kind of adaptor". ("Adapter is the correct spelling of the device").

I advise you to be careful, lest you let the "smoke out of the wires", which is usually a fatal end to electrical problems.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:54 AM   #23
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I just use an old Smart (?) Phone with a Bluetooth Speaker
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:42 PM   #24
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The simplest solution is to find a grand child, yours or somebody else's. That child could easily load hours of your xm music to a jump drive (thumb drive) and you can play it through your USB port into your radio.

If your music is on CDs, the kid can easily use his laptop to load the music (hours of it) onto the drive and do the same. There would not be any commercials unless you want the kid to add some. Old commercials would be entertaining maybe and they are on line I'm sure.

The drive (has no moving parts - uses digital solid state files) is ten or fifteen dollars for hours of music recording and loads in just minutes. The music files would be called MP3 files after the conversion. The grand child knows all about it and could get the drive for you.

You have a great setup there.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:00 PM   #25
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The simplest solution is to find a grand child, yours or somebody else's. That child could easily load hours of your xm music to a jump drive (thumb drive) and you can play it through your USB port into your radio.

The drive (has no moving parts - uses digital solid state files) is ten or fifteen dollars for hours of music recording and loads in just minutes. The music files would be called MP3 files after the conversion. The grand child knows all about it and could get the drive for you.

You have a great setup there.
You are VERY perceptive. I already talked to my grandson about making me a zip drive loaded with music. Right on. This radio gets AM and FM too but I don't want to drill the big 7/8" hole in the roof for the antenna. I was thinking about one of those rubber antennas coming out the top of the dash. Anybody done this? With the split windshield, you would hardly notice it and the inner roof won't ground it because it's wood! Gary Tayman out of Florida built this radio and but they are somewhat pricey.

www.taymanelectrical.com/stereo.htm

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