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Offline tozerco

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Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« on: March 17, 2010, 01:07:58 AM »
In what is becoming a bit of a pattern in the restoration of my '37 75series car I tracked down and thought I had "Bookmarked" a supplier for the insulator/bracket/fixing components for the under-running board radio antennae that was installed in the '37 cars.

As soon as I thought I could afford them and moved to recover the information on the supplier, it's gone! I thought it might have been Bob's Automobilia, Restoration Stuff or the Filling Station but their latest on-line catalogues don't even mention them.

Anybody got a clue on where I can get these components? A mud-map of how they were wired and the guage/type of wire would be helpful too.

Regards,



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Offline TonyZappone #2624

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2010, 07:24:41 AM »
The South Florida Region, Classic Car Club of America had some very well made under running board mechanisms.  Contact Dick Roach, regional director, he may also be a member of CLC.
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Offline Carfreak

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2010, 08:04:10 AM »

thought I had "Bookmarked" a supplier for the insulator/bracket/fixing components for the under-running board radio antennae that was installed in the '37 cars.

As soon as I thought I could afford them and moved to recover the information on the supplier, it's gone!

John Tozer
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Been there - done that.  Now, if I see something of interest here, I create copy it into a new Outlook Contact and/or print a copy. 

The search feature here usually works but only if you remember the specific words used in a thread.  Even the discussion threads here don't remain available forever.  Not sure when exactly this forum started, I remember back to 2001 or 2002, but the thread history only goes back to 2005. 

Mark Lowery

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2010, 12:00:04 PM »
John,
Bruce Berghoff can supply these components for a reasonable cost.  My 37 LaSalle has the same under-running board antenna system.  I'd like to hear from anyone that has used it for FM reception.  There is really nothing that I care to listen to on AM, so before I bother restoring this facet of the car, I'd like to know if they work at all for the FM band.

Mark Lowery, CLC#25216


Bruce Berghoff #1476

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2010, 03:57:29 PM »
Guilty as charged !

Offline Doug Houston

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2010, 04:49:54 PM »
Thanks, Bruce. This one came up pretty fast for me. I wouldn't have an answer anyway. While I have UR antenna on one  of my cars, I never did anything with it. It works.

As far as the FM band goes, you need an antenna that isn't hidden beneath the car. It will want to be a rod, about 2 1/2 feet long, for 1/2 wavelength in the FM band. I don't now how you could conceal this on any car of our interest.
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Bruce Roe

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 01:14:58 AM »
Actually, its a 1/4 wave.  Mobile usually is mounted vertically.  Bruce Roe CLC # 14630

Offline tozerco

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 01:28:00 AM »
Even though all you guys didn't answer my original question, you actually provided me with information I didn't know I needed. Thanks heaps.

Bruce: I'll be in touch in response to your email.

Regards,


John Tozer
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Offline Doug Houston

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 10:54:57 PM »
Actually, its a 1/4 wave.  Mobile usually is mounted vertically.  Bruce Roe CLC # 14630

I stand corrected.I'm getting slower by the decade.
38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929

Offline Carfreak

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Re: Running Board Radio Antenna - Doug Houston where are you?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 01:49:11 AM »
Doug,

It's likely that you've forgotten (though not much) more about Cadillacs than most of us will ever know.

 

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