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 Post subject: Radio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Hi, what type of radio or cassette player would suit a Mk1 to look period? Was there a particular standard style , year etc?
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 Post subject: Re: Radio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:33 pm 
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All of the radios were aftermarket and sold either by the dealer or separate shops, from what I understand.

Most installed were Radiomobile brand (there were a few common models, depending on the exact year), though I've seen others mounted including Motorola, Blaupunkt and more.

These days, the better solution is likely getting one of the period units that have been converted to accept a 3.5mm plug for an MP3 player, install a couple speakers and hope you can still hear tunes over the engine/gearbox noise. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Radio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:13 pm 
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All of the 1960's factory fitted radios were Radiomobile models; the 60T was probably the most common.

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I got a retro styled bluetooth one for the Mk2 .. will send pic if you're interested, and even include my personally compiled 60's spotify playlist :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Radio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:31 pm 
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There's a scan of the 1965 BMC radio set leaflet on the main site

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/AKD2242.pdf

Also there are conversions available and companies that will modify an old transistor radio to an MP3 player so you can connect your iPod/phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Radio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:19 pm 
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I’ve modified a couple myself to accept iPod connection. Nothing flash, uprated all of the transistors due to age and add a little input mixer circuit to the amplifier with a stereo 3.5mm jack plug on the end. All you do is tune the receiver to a quiet channel and then play the iPod/phone through the amp. I’ve done an old Motorola and a Radiomobile 1070. It’s an ok solution that looks period although I believe there are professionals out there adding new DAB and iPod circuits to old receivers....

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The real decision regarding radios is deciding where to mount the speakers.

It's difficult to find non-invasive solutions that aren't an eyesore, since the Mk1 mini interior is so sparse.


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A board under the back seat with 'period' silver grills

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Wireless Bluetooth speaker on the parcel shelf is probably the least impact these days (of course in a crash it will knock your teeth out...…)

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 Post subject: Re: Radio
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:15 pm 
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johnv wrote:
A board under the back seat with 'period' silver grills


Quite agree and easily removed... i have my usb charge point in mine as well... i went for a half board so i could still have the obligatory wicker basket under the other side(got to have somewhere to keep the jump leads in!!) :)

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