Author Topic: Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?  (Read 723 times)

Offline Eldorado James

  • 1971-76 Eldorado/Cadillac Specialist
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  • Name: P James
Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:10:05 AM »
Hello CLCers...

A few years ago I bought a bunch of parts from the estate of a former Cadillac mechanic.  In one of the boxes was this really clean power antenna, which I have tested and it works excellent.  Even though it looks like a late 1960's-1976 GM antenna, it does not have the 4 conductor wiring that the 1973-76 Cadillacs used. 

Perhaps this is from the 1960's?  Were any of the pre-1971 antennas based on 2 conductor wiring?  The only identification # I can find is where the (short) antenna lead goes into the mast body...  021577 (date code?  Looks nothing like the plastic housed 1977 Eldorado ones. Maybe other GM divisions still used this heavier version?) and 302300-312.  Wiring appears to be original.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  The Internet hasn't been helpful with information on it.

EJ
~Eldorado James~

Currently:
1972 Eldorado Convertible
1975 Eldorado Convertible

Past Cadillacs:  Too many to remember.

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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Re: Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 10:12:39 AM »
It almost looks Ford to me as they used that style of electrical connector a lot.  Same as the ball on the end of the mast.  GM was more cylindrical while Ford was more spherical.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline Eldorado James

  • 1971-76 Eldorado/Cadillac Specialist
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Re: Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 01:47:30 PM »
Interesting that you say that, Dan.  I was going to write that I had seen similar antennas in a 70's Lincoln, and thought (at a glance) that they were Cadillacs.  The top mount, as I recall, was different though.  I'll have to check some old Ford pages and see if those plugs match.  It does appear to be all original.  Thank for the reply.
~Eldorado James~

Currently:
1972 Eldorado Convertible
1975 Eldorado Convertible

Past Cadillacs:  Too many to remember.

Offline Dan LeBlanc

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  • Name: Dan LeBlanc
Re: Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 01:54:40 PM »
I say that because I had the dash apart to replace the bulbs in my 77 Continental and run a new speaker wire . . . there were lots of that style connector of which I've never seen any on any GM I've worked on.
Dan LeBlanc
1977 Lincoln Continental Town Car

Offline jsanford

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  • Name: Jeremy Sanford
Re: Help with power antenna identification - 1960's or ?
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
Definitely a Ford bullet connector, GM always used blade style.

Jeremy
Jeremy
Sacramento, CA
1981 Eldorado
2016 ELR

 

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