Posted 2019-06-06 9:42 PM (#583040) Subject: 56 Dodge IBM Cards and Radio Codes
Location: Lower Mainland BC
Regardless of where the 56 Dodge was built (Detroit or LA), the respective IBM cards have a "slot" for the radio code. To date, I had only seen either nothing, an 8 or a 9 in the radio code position.
Last night I was sent an image of a Detroit built 56 Custom Royal with an "8" in the radio code slot. I asked for a photo of the radio and some information about it. The radio is a six button 842 HR where the left most button is "OFF" (and the other 5 are for pre-sets).
I checked my record for other 56 Dodge IBM cards and corresponding radios. One of the ones I have is an IBM card with a "9" radio code. That car has a five button ElectroTouch-Tuning ("Town and Country") radio. The model for that one is "910" (or "910HR" if the Highway HiFi was to be added)
So curiously, for 56 Dodges an 8 radio code = 842 and a 9 radio code = 910 (or 910HR???)
I also have an image of a 56 Coronet IBM card that was sent to me that has a "6" radio code but I don't have an image of the radio.
In searching for an image of a "6" radio, I discovered the Radio Museum which had info for a "621" which is a no-button radio (just knobs), and the 6 button 842 and both the 910 and 910HR (see images below).
Example: " The HF93 / 12BA6 Vacuum tube is a miniature type used as an RF amplifier in AC/DC standard broadcast receivers, in FM receivers, and in other wide-band, HF applications. It requires a miniature 7-contact socket.
Heater Voltage ................................ 12.6 V
Heater Current ................................ 0.15 A