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We're kinda lucky here in Adelaide S. Australia. We still get strong AM reception, for Sport, Music & Talk programs. My Radio is still the Original AM & works great. I get two stations that play '50s-'60s music all day & night 7 days a week.

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I live in the States and got my original AM radio in good shape long ago. Eventually I got tired of it. As Dave points out, you get talk radio and baseball. I am fine with baseball as it harkens back to the 50s when I recall being in the car with my father. But the range and consistency of the radio is not all that good.

So I got Gary Tayman to convert over a junker and installed it last Spring. It turned out to be everything claimed. A bonus was the auxilliary jack which I feed IPod material through.

I went with the center console speakers trying to keep the car as original in appearance as possible. I would say they are the only real compromise. I may try speakers under the seat at some point; not ready to cut up the door panels quite yet.

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John I agree with keeping the speakers in the center console to keep it original. However with your conversion with the jack for a plug in, you need to check out some of the cool " mini speakers " online or at a specialty shop. My son says that there are good quality speakers small but great sound that you can hide under the visors or just under the dash to enhance the sound
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I remember Alexander S. putting mini-speakers under his headliner when he replaced it.
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Mike, that idea is brilliant. There is plenty of room for a whole lot of mini speakers between the bows. The sound would be much more believable than music coming from under your seat or under the dash.

Ford put mini speakers in modern cars, high on the "A" pillars.
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Is there any room on the package tray?
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There is enough room for a pair of 4x6s, maybe 4x10s, but you would need to do much cutting to accommodate them. I don't think you would jeopardize the structural integrity of the car but it would be pretty invasive.
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My '60 has the original AM radio, but someone long ago put an FM capability in it without changing any of the internals. I had never seen this before and remember talking to Ray (yelllowrose) about it (old ham radio expert) and he mentioned a crystal insert or something if my memory serves me correct. So I get FM or AM and still run the original centre speaker. Whilst I wont provide music for any rave parties, it does me and remains totally stock looking.
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There is enough room for a pair of 4x6s, maybe 4x10s, but you would need to do much cutting to accommodate them. I don't think you would jeopardize the structural integrity of the car but it would be pretty invasive.
For the console I am hoping that dual 4" speakers will fit. As far as additional sound, if the package tray is not an option, I always like to to use stock locations or hide the speakers out of sight. I have a power seat so the only other place I can go is under the dash.

http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_th...underbird.html



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Has anyone tried motorcycle speakers? I am thinking I can fit one on each side under the dash.

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A PO put a dual 4" speaker in my console but had to pound down part of the tranny tunnel to make it fit.
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