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Thread: Barebones, classic car challenge

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    Dec 2007

    Barebones, classic car challenge

    I have a 1964 Ford Falcon with an AM mono radio, one speaker. Because it is an old car, you car practically crawl into the dashboard- it is all open. I want install a little amplifier so that I can hook my portable MP3 player in.

    Any off the shelf product would be severe overkill, and ruin the look and feel of the car. I want to get something simple so that I can hide everything within the dashboard, with just a cord coming out to a player I would plug in (then hide back in the dash).

    I am happy to roll up my sleeves and sweat through installation, if I knew what type of amp would work. Asking most car stereo guys makes them shake, as they stifle their laughter.

    Key questions are- what is the right amount of amps for one ancient dashboard speaker, and how to I hook it to the battery. If I splice the cords with regular car stereo cords, would that work ok?

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    Variable Bitrate
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Get a Sonic Impact class T amp. Hook your MP3 player + speaker(s) + battery upto it and away you go laughing.

    If I splice the cords with regular car stereo cords, would that work ok?
    Should work fine - the SI amp has low current draw, and all it needs is -12 volt and +12v switched.

    PS makes sure your factory speaker isn't earthed - worst case scenario is you'd need to run new wires to the speaker.

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