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Old 08-31-2019, 02:48 PM   #21
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Here is where mine is located. The speakers and antenna are under the headliner.
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Old 09-04-2019, 09:33 PM   #22
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Well..when I decided to add a radio, this is what I ended up with. I use a small battery powered FM transmitter hooked up to an old iPod to play appropriate tunes - usually a selection of 1920s-1930s music.


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I listen to Classic country on my truck radio all the time and I am 79. Don't listen to all this Rap Crap at all or modern Rock.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:55 PM   #24
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That looks like a good idea to me. Gonna be faced with the radio situation as I get closer to the end of the Restoration of our 1946 Ford Super Deluxe Coupe Sedan. But I know someone that converts old radios to 12 volt or leave it at 6 volts, to AM or FM I have a stock 46 Ford radio that doesn't work as far as I know.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:32 PM   #25
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I honestly do not see the point of putting a modern radio or any modern musical appliance in a Ford Model A.

On the other hand, if you want to remain strictly period, I like the solution offered in the opening scene of the Laurel and Hardy film "Busy Bodies".

https://youtu.be/ZujoJaR2ERY
Did anyone notice the Ford Shop Mule at 2.06? Or am I imagining things?


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Old 09-06-2019, 01:05 AM   #26
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How 'bout in the gas tank
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:30 AM   #27
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How 'bout in the gas tank
bwhaha hardy har har. I have made a box similar to Paul Mike's that I am mounting on the kick panel over my clutch foot. Made out of some 3/4 that I sprayed with black spray paint. I dont have it attached yet But I think it will hide well. Its one of those spots where its just too hard to get a look at unless your looking right at it. I will get it attached and get a photo soon. Im thinking of putting my speakers in a old tool box and have that behind the front seat in the rear foot well.
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Old 09-06-2019, 02:51 PM   #28
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here is the box Its rough I didn't spend much time on it may clean it up later.
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Old 09-30-2019, 04:20 AM   #29
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Here's a draft of the MP3 player.

Currently the broken folder skip buttons (folder skip wasn't co-operating with me) is set to jump the tracks ahead by 5 or so, sometimes more if you've pressed "skip track" a few times.
Add to the coding with the arrows to expand how many songs you can skip. I haven't written anything to re-set the counter to zero once you'd skipped all the way to the end. But with 100 albums worth it think that'll take a while.
i'll let you know if i make it bluetooth compatible but i see a straight bluetooth module that connects with almost no effort at all...
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:40 AM   #30
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The docs I read for the Arduino show VCC as 3V input, RAW is for 5V. DFPlayer needs a ground. Just nitpicking.

If your car is negative ground you could use a 7805 connected to RAW and I'm guessing there would be a 3.3V output at VCC with which to power the player module. My 2 cts.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:03 PM   #31
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Yeah i forgot to draw the ground. The 3.3 volt at VCC doesn't have enough grunt to run the MP3 though. I tried it. 3.6-4 volts runs it happily though.
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Updated the software side for better auto-play. Won't stop playing at track 127 without being prompted to play the next now.
(although the work around i used is barbaric in my eyes)
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #33
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Go Here: http://www.glennrobison.com/


You can dpwnload 78 rpm hour showes for an MP3 Player.
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Old 11-19-2019, 11:12 AM   #34
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I just got back to the radio project. I made this hide box for the speakers. I haven't figured out how I will attach it yet. maybe a few blocks screwed to floor then a screw through the side of the box. I spent a few frustrating hours resizing the box. It was an old crate that was holding some parts I got a while back. shrunk it about half. the other thing that was frustrating was this box would have been assembled wet and I had to be very careful to not crack it all apart. I should have wet it down first. I had to rinse it and rub it down after blackening it with a blow torch. It will sit behind my seats. The rear footwell in fordors is huge. these are 3 way pioneer 6x9 that I got on ebay for 35 for the pair. the box is the size a large shoe box. I had to do a bunch of ugly cutting with snips on the plastic surrounding the grilles. didn't account fully for them when sizing the box. But then wanted to use them to prevent debris from getting in the speaker cones.






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Old 11-19-2019, 11:18 AM   #35
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I dont plan on blasting the tunes. But think these speakers should give a clean sound at low volume.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:13 AM   #36
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The only thing..... you can't hear what your "A" is telling you.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:33 PM   #37
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I put a am fm radio, cd player in my big 29 AA, I removed the letter pouch and made one larger, bought a hidden antenna on ebay $17,00, I use resister plugs with no static, bought 2- 4" diameter speakers on ebay $28.00.
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