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29 Jul 2021 03:04 #43590 by 1748 S
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I recall purchased this Cord decal from Stan in the past. I saw it missing on the radio in question but was not sure if I should mention it.


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29 Jul 2021 11:41 - 29 Jul 2021 11:48 #43596 by Terry Cockerell
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The convertible radio case looks to have better cooling than the sedan radio with the louvers across the top. A series of ventilation holes were drilled at the back of my sedan radio case that should do the job and are basically invisible.
They are located above the original thick cardboard spacer placed between the radio and firewall.
A couple of radio technicians advised me to improve the cooling.

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29 Jul 2021 14:56 #43600 by balinwire
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If the cowl vent leak rain the water lands on the top of the radio case leaking into the chassis one of the reasons these look so clean as they are sealed up pretty good. Rust is worst than heat on old radios. Chassis and component aging, reason the survival rate is so low. I would like to see a video of the radio working if possible.

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29 Jul 2021 21:24 #43601 by Terry Cockerell
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An electronic vibrator was fitted by a radio technician. The radio was operated on the bench and worked ok. I have not tried it in the car simply because the restoration is not finished and I have no 6 volt power supply yet.
I don't plan on driving the car in the rain but take on board your comments on leaking cowl vents.

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29 Jul 2021 22:03 #43603 by mikespeed35
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I placed a piece of rubber over the top of my Auburn radio to keep rain coming in the cowl vent from getting on the radio. You don't think you will drive in the rain Terry, but I will practically guarantee it will happened if you drive like most owners in Australia.
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29 Jul 2021 22:37 #43605 by Terry Cockerell
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Mike it won't be intentional but I know it will happen eventually as it did in the past. A suitable cover or water deflector as you suggested will be the way to go.
At least I won't have to worry about trying to set up a "rag top " in a hurry on my own!

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