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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-04-14 1:53 PM (#580861)
Subject: 55 dodge custom royal standard radio


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hi, would anybody know what the standard equipment radio would be for a 55 custom royal, according to the owners manual, there were three options, model 614 (5 tube), model 833 (7 tube), and model 900 (8 tube). my IBM card does not have a punch for the radio so I assume the standard radio was installed. mine was missing and id like to put the correct one back in. thanks.

Tony
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-14 3:08 PM (#580865 - in reply to #580861)
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While I can imagine sticking with a 6 V positive ground system, putting in a "new" 6V AM radio seems like a waste of money to me (- not that I haven't wasted money on my car )

That said, here is an Electro-Touch tuning "Town and Country" 900 ready to be installed:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Refurbd-Dodge-1955-Coronet-Royal-Custom-Roy...

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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-04-14 3:18 PM (#580866 - in reply to #580861)
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wow!! that's a bit much for a radio. ive converted mine to 12 neg. was looking for the correct radio just to fill the hole, don't plan on hooking it up, maybe just the lights with 12v bulbs
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-14 5:14 PM (#580873 - in reply to #580866)
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hondaman1974 - 2019-04-14 12:18 PM

wow!! that's a bit much for a radio. ive converted mine to 12 neg. was looking for the correct radio just to fill the hole, don't plan on hooking it up, maybe just the lights with 12v bulbs


That's good news on the 12V neg thing. If you get desperate, I think I still have a 12V 842HR that would fill the hole. (you need the proper dash panel - they're on eBay most days). It came with the wrong knobs. Not sure if I have an extra set of the proper 55/56 Dodge knobs.









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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-14 10:04 PM (#580885 - in reply to #580861)
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I have an original town & country radio from a '55 dodge that I would sell if you are interested in it.
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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-04-15 5:46 PM (#580940 - in reply to #580861)
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Nathan, pm sent
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Burnemup
Posted 2019-04-17 11:18 AM (#581016 - in reply to #580861)
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Hello, I also have a 55 Dodge "Town and County" 6volt radio for sale. It worked when I took it out about 8 years ago, when I switched to 12V. I'd let it go for $400 if you are interested.

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-17 12:14 PM (#581020 - in reply to #580940)
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There is something on eBay for reasonable $$.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/1955-1956-Chrysler-Radio-Mopar-Dodge-Plymout...

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hondaman1974
Posted 2019-04-17 7:50 PM (#581049 - in reply to #580861)
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thanks guys for your replies. I was hoping to find one a little cheaper, since it doesn't have to work. its just for show, don't know the value of these radios but It may look like I will have to shell out some coin for one.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-17 9:49 PM (#581061 - in reply to #581049)
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hondaman1974 - 2019-04-17 4:50 PM

thanks guys for your replies. I was hoping to find one a little cheaper, since it doesn't have to work. its just for show, don't know the value of these radios but It may look like I will have to shell out some coin for one.


Make me a decent (enough) offer on my 12V 842HR and it is yours

It might even fit in a USPS large flat rate box.





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Powerflite
Posted 2019-04-18 11:18 AM (#581090 - in reply to #580861)
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This is the 55 Dodge Town & Country that I have. It is dirty, but should clean up pretty nice. Has some small pitting on it.



(55 Dodge TandC.jpg)



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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-18 4:06 PM (#581108 - in reply to #581061)
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56D500boy - 2019-04-17 6:49 PM
Make me a decent (enough) offer on my 12V 842HR and it is yours
It might even fit in a USPS large flat rate box.


Turns out that if I remove the large plug in tube with the metal shield, the radio fits in a side-load USPS medium box.

"Medium Flat Rate Box
- Side Loading up to 70 lbs. 14? x 12? x 3 1/2? $14.35"

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normsclassicradio
Posted 2019-04-18 4:41 PM (#581109 - in reply to #580861)
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The "large metal tube" is the vibrator, part of the power supply for the radio.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-04-18 5:17 PM (#581112 - in reply to #581109)
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normsclassicradio - 2019-04-18 1:41 PM
The "large metal tube" is the vibrator, part of the power supply for the radio.


Thanks Norm. I didn't what it was, just that to decrease the height so the radio fits in a USPS Medium Side-load flat rate box, I had to remove it. It would be nicely packed and placed beside the radio, in the box.

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