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    I got into boomboxes since I could not afford them when I was a kid. It's a new simple hobby. Found my original radio in Minty condition on eBay and received it today. To say I am as happy as a kid in a toy store is an understatement!




    Here's a pic of me from 1983 and from today. I remember those days like it was yesterday. Great simple times. Wish I could go back. This whole thing just reminded me of how fast time flew by and where I was and where I am now. I was 13 then and now I'm 49 with another 130lbs to boot.



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    It's a Sanyo made in Japan M9935k. I forgot how good it sounded with a nice low end and crisp highs. Impressed by how loud it really is. My old tapes still sound awesome. I just love this stuff. Marie appreciates it too. Now If I can convince her on one of those huge JVC RC-90's (Which go for 4-12k) It would be a dream! My dad paid $130 for the Sanyo in '83. It reflected more than 1/4 of his weekly paycheck.




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  • #2
    Coo1. What jack and ports are on the side? I still have boxes of tapes and mixed tapes...

    Couldn't transfer them to CD since CD's only hold 80 minutes and most of my tapes were 90 minutes (45m per side...)
    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
    Redlines always.
    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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    • #3
      Unfortunately it was one of the newer models of the day where they went from "portable home stereos" to mass produced affordable radios. This one only has two mic inputs, two speaker outputs and a 1/4" headphone jack. I want to add bluetooth to it since there's plenty of room inside the unit. People have successfully added bluetooth (Still want to keep the rest of the radio untouched and operable) on YouTube but they never show what parts they used or "how" they really did it. I know I need to find the radio output leads from the amplifier board to intercept but from there I'm lost as to components used.

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      • #4
        Very cool ! I had the biggest crush on the girl who did the Sanyo commercials on TV from that era. Funny that I still remember that.

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        • #5
          I do remember this one vaguely. Is this the one?


          https://youtu.be/LWF0w_EocSs

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chandlerazman View Post
            I do remember this one vaguely. Is this the one?


            https://youtu.be/LWF0w_EocSs
            Yea, that's her ! As my Dad used to say, Hubba Hubba !!

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            • #7
              I just remember my dad bitching and moaning when the 22" Zenith B&W tube TV in the basement would act up. He'd slap the shit out of it and the picture would come back! His hubba bubba moment was with Gloria Gaynor singing back then!

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              • #8
                Funny how we are captivated by things we saw in our youth. I always wanted a coin changer like the bus drivers used. I found them on eBay and now have four. Childhood dream fulfilled!


                Attached Files
                1976 TR-6 BRG - CF57239U
                Carbs by Poolboy
                Rear Camber Kit, Rear Hubs by Goodparts
                Gear Reduction Starter by TSI
                Distributor by British Vacuum

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                • #9
                  Wow! I remember the bus driver giving change when I was itty bitty! Thats crazy! Cool item. I forgot all about those. You just don't see those anymore!

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                  • #10
                    I had the coolest boom box (next to yours Simon). I used to take it to school with me...I had a pillow case that had a slot cut out of it for the handle to slide through. It was a Fischer (or Fisher)...I had it for a long time....I remember the speakers were detachable when you pushed the handle down to unlock them. My buddy had a nice JVC that he used to cherish...I think he still has his.


                    Here it is!

                    https://youtu.be/UPzexJk-kOg
                    Cheers,
                    Tush
                    Last edited by Tush; 02-05-2019, 11:08 PM.
                    81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
                    73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
                    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
                    60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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                    • #11
                      As for bluetooth, you can probably use this module with a stereo to LR mono cord into the mic inputs.

                      The module is about the size of your thumb, and that knurled plug is a removeable male to male stereo plug.

                      https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Bluetoot...bluetooth+mpow
                      '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
                      Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
                      Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
                      Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
                      Redlines always.
                      My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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                      • #12
                        I found a module on amazon along with a separate voltage regulator to drop it from 9vdc (power source) to the 5v required fo the module. I do know where to intercept the line into the amp. A DPDT switch will separate the signal from bluetooth/radio. Hopefully I won't get any other interference. All the parts cost me $18 on Amazon.

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                        • #13
                          I am in the process of cleaning the radio and prepping it for the bluetooth module which is to come this week. While I am in there, I added a dial light like I did to mine in 1984. Back then i used two small 9v bulbs at opposite ends of the display. Today we have nice technology and I installed LED tape light with a micro switch on the side of the case tapped into the 9v mains of the circuit board.




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                          Cleaned and painted the speaker cones.


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                          I still need to clean the plastic window and dial display of years worth of dust. Here is a mock up...

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                          • #14
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                            Connected a CD player, adds versatility. (somebody please wash away all that dust)


                            Here's 1 minute of audio through the CD player- Kate Wolf "Like A River", 1989, from her An Evening In Austin CD.

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZLb...ature=youtu.be
                            Last edited by SapphireBlue72; 02-07-2019, 02:02 PM.
                            Walt
                            CC80954U '72 TR6 original condition/sold 16.500.
                            poolboy rebuilt the Z-S Carbs. Philstr6 rebuilt both rear hubs.

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                            • #15
                              Some of the vintage audio stuff is really good quality even to this day. I still have my Technics home stereo system that I purchased over time starting in 1982 till about 1989 or so. All made in Japan and sounds phenomenal. Still have my Technics SLD 30 turntable.

                              Also still have a set of 6x9 AFS Kricket car speakers which were great then and better than most if not all on the market today. I don't know if any of you are familiar with them, but they cost about 200 bucks in 82 or 83, had green foam which made them very distinctive and magnets the size of manhole lids. The foam in mine have turned to dust, but one day I will see about getting them "re-foamed" .


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                              Last edited by ChandlerEast; 02-08-2019, 04:07 PM.

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