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Murray
05-05-2008, 04:41 PM
Does anyone know where I could find a period correct radio for my Tr3a? I have converted to negative ground so that would not be an issue.

Thanks,

Murray

Twosheds
05-05-2008, 04:53 PM
Wouldn't a period correct radio be made for use in a positive ground car?

TR3driver
05-05-2008, 05:12 PM
Not necessarily; most cars were negative ground even in the 50s. Some, though certainly not all, aftermarket radios even had switches to select positive or negative ground.

Geo Hahn
05-05-2008, 05:51 PM
A typical Bendix radio for a + ground TR4 (fairly common) can indeed be switched to - ground. Some have an actual switch -- the Benidx has a plug you remove and plug back in in a different position.

I would think that period correct would mopst likely be an AM radio?

Murray
05-05-2008, 05:54 PM
There are shops that will convert the AM radio to current electronics and add FM radio without changing the face, or look, of the radio.

Murray

TR4nut
05-05-2008, 06:24 PM
I'm not a TR3 owner (yet..) but you may also want to consider the radio console as being important if you don't have one already. Had a built in speaker and house whatever radio you choose. Don't have the link handy, but I know someone sells a reproduction of it.

Randy

TR3driver
05-05-2008, 06:37 PM
I would think that period correct would mopst likely be an AM radio? Most likely ... but Wiki says Blaupunkt offered an FM receiver as early as 1952
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_audio

PeterK
05-05-2008, 06:39 PM
Radiomobile AM radio was originally available as an option. There was also a mounting bracket for a DIN size radio and 4x6 speaker that fit under the dash. https://triumphrescue.com/db5/00415/triumphrescue.com/_uimages/TR3_Radio_Bracket_parts.JPG

I am in process installing a repro bracket from triumphrescue.com with a non-period radio/cassette and a non-period power amp and non-period speakers in my 3A. The speakers a fit into custom brackets that fit into the rear floor. Just simple mdf and carpet cloth covering but functional and nearly invisible.

Geo Hahn
05-05-2008, 07:04 PM
Some useful stuff here:

https://www.tjwakeman.net/TR/radiomobile.htm

mrv8q
05-05-2008, 09:42 PM
Here's a pretty picture of one:

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p52/mrv8q/IMG_0792.jpg

Wish it were my car.....