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Old 12-24-2005, 11:02   #1 (permalink)
MJT
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Vintage Mustang Audio - My improvements

I just finished my audio install in the 65 mustang convertible, and it
worked just fine.

I wanted to replace the aftermarket am/fm/cassette radio with an original am
radio and install kick panel speakers, but needed to also be able to plug in
my ipod, which I had been doing via that cassette adapter.

So, I installed a Pioneer 4 channel amp in the trunk, ran the cables to the
front. under the scuff plate. I bought the kick panels from Canadian Mustang
in BC, bought the Pioneer low profile speakers on Ebay cheap and installed
them. Also got a subwoofer for the trunk (more on that later...)

I have an RCA cable running from the Amp in the trunk to the dash, tucked
inside the console storage.

For the Ipod, I have a 1/8" phono to RCA cable that connects into the Amp's
RCA cable.
For the recently acquired original am radio, I used a line converter to
convert the speaker output to RCA.

Since you can't have two inputs connected to the RCA inputs on the Amp at
the same time, I simply manually switch the cable, hidden in the console
storage. I will eventually get an RCA switch.

What an improvement in sound over the 4x10 speaker. AM radio is still mono,
of course, but sounds better, and is louder. The ability to use my ipod is
great, and running it thru an amp and decent speakers makes the experience
that much better.

As for the subwoofer, it doesn't do much. I think it's because it's a
convertible, so the base doesn't resonate between the trunk and passenger
compartment, it sort of 'leaks' out the top where the ragtop is stored. May
end up pulling it out, but will leave it for now.

Michel.




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Old 12-24-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Vintage Mustang Audio - My improvements

Cool.

"MJT" <mjtheriault@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
news:aagrf.5120$%N1.764527@news20.bellglobal.com...
>I just finished my audio install in the 65 mustang convertible, and it
> worked just fine.
>
> I wanted to replace the aftermarket am/fm/cassette radio with an original
> am
> radio and install kick panel speakers, but needed to also be able to plug
> in
> my ipod, which I had been doing via that cassette adapter.
>
> So, I installed a Pioneer 4 channel amp in the trunk, ran the cables to
> the
> front. under the scuff plate. I bought the kick panels from Canadian
> Mustang
> in BC, bought the Pioneer low profile speakers on Ebay cheap and installed
> them. Also got a subwoofer for the trunk (more on that later...)
>
> I have an RCA cable running from the Amp in the trunk to the dash, tucked
> inside the console storage.
>
> For the Ipod, I have a 1/8" phono to RCA cable that connects into the
> Amp's
> RCA cable.
> For the recently acquired original am radio, I used a line converter to
> convert the speaker output to RCA.
>
> Since you can't have two inputs connected to the RCA inputs on the Amp at
> the same time, I simply manually switch the cable, hidden in the console
> storage. I will eventually get an RCA switch.
>
> What an improvement in sound over the 4x10 speaker. AM radio is still
> mono,
> of course, but sounds better, and is louder. The ability to use my ipod is
> great, and running it thru an amp and decent speakers makes the experience
> that much better.
>
> As for the subwoofer, it doesn't do much. I think it's because it's a
> convertible, so the base doesn't resonate between the trunk and passenger
> compartment, it sort of 'leaks' out the top where the ragtop is stored.
> May
> end up pulling it out, but will leave it for now.
>
> Michel.
>
>
>
>



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Old 12-24-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Vintage Mustang Audio - My improvements

On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 13:10:08 -0500, "MJT" <mjtheriault@sympatico.ca>
wrote:

>I just finished my audio install in the 65 mustang convertible, and it
>worked just fine.
>
>I wanted to replace the aftermarket am/fm/cassette radio with an original am
>radio and install kick panel speakers, but needed to also be able to plug in
>my ipod, which I had been doing via that cassette adapter.
>
>So, I installed a Pioneer 4 channel amp in the trunk, ran the cables to the
>front. under the scuff plate. I bought the kick panels from Canadian Mustang
>in BC, bought the Pioneer low profile speakers on Ebay cheap and installed
>them. Also got a subwoofer for the trunk (more on that later...)
>
>I have an RCA cable running from the Amp in the trunk to the dash, tucked
>inside the console storage.
>
>For the Ipod, I have a 1/8" phono to RCA cable that connects into the Amp's
>RCA cable.
>For the recently acquired original am radio, I used a line converter to
>convert the speaker output to RCA.
>
>Since you can't have two inputs connected to the RCA inputs on the Amp at
>the same time, I simply manually switch the cable, hidden in the console
>storage. I will eventually get an RCA switch.
>
>What an improvement in sound over the 4x10 speaker. AM radio is still mono,
>of course, but sounds better, and is louder. The ability to use my ipod is
>great, and running it thru an amp and decent speakers makes the experience
>that much better.
>
>As for the subwoofer, it doesn't do much. I think it's because it's a
>convertible, so the base doesn't resonate between the trunk and passenger
>compartment, it sort of 'leaks' out the top where the ragtop is stored. May
>end up pulling it out, but will leave it for now.
>
>Michel.
>
>
>

Aside from those who dis Custom Auto Sound products....

I have an AM-FM-CD Controller radio in the dash. This is connected to
a Kicker 9 band graphic equalizer in the glove box, which, in turn is
connected to an amp in the trunk, where the 10 Disc CD Changer is also
located.

The amp connects to a speaker bar spanning the width of the trap door
in the back, and pioneer kicks in the front. All the wiring is run
under the scuff plates out of sight, and concealed in the trunk buy
carpeting which matches the interior.

I have added an FM modulator, which hooks into the headunit antenna
jack (the antenna cable plugs into the powered modulator). Connected
to the modulator is a 7" portable DVD player, which stands up (when
opened all the way) in the cell phone holder of the Cruiser w/console
after market console (the top edge of the screen fits just under the
radio control knobs. Sound is channeled through the stereo FM band
(88.3) for surround sound effect. My replacement for all the drive-in
theaters which have been torn down.

This also allows me to a) listen to individual CDs if I don't feel
like getting out and changing cartridges, or reloading a cartridge,
and b) I have the entire restoration project on a disc which I can run
as a slide show for car shows. If I want a larger picture, I can
channel the portable DVD player video to a 13" LCD television, while
the sound still goes by way of the stereo.

In the trunk is a television coax cable I can pull out so when I
travel and stay at places like KOA Kampgrounds, I can hook up to their
campsite cable system many of them now have... fold down the rear
seat, drag out the sleeping bag and some snacks and I'm set for the
night.

Now all I need is a mini micro nuker for popcorn, fridge for cold
ones, and a coffee maker for in the morning, unless the blond at the
next campsite over wants to make breakfast before I hit the road
again. LOL : 0 )
--

Spike
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
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