DAB radio for 1974 E type.

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#1 DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Louberry » Mon May 14, 2018 10:33 am

Hi,
my husband has a 1974 E type and would like to fit a Dab/Am/FM stereo in it. I offered to find one for his birthday and I'm struggling. Can anyone offer any suggestions please?
Thank you in advance.

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#2 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Gfhug » Mon May 14, 2018 10:51 am

Hello Louberry, there are quite a few radios that will do the job, e.g. https://www.caraudiocentre.co.uk/produc ... -33241.htm
Can you say whether your husband will be happy to fit it or need to have done for him? Also a budget would help.
I've fitted a simple Pure DAB circa £70 bought from Halfords ( :oops: ) it does the job, BUT there's no way I'd ask them to fit it for me.
If you will need someone to fit it the cost will include their time and would your husband be happy to have just anyone pulling the centre section out to get to wiring?

Have a think of how you want to get the job done and maybe someone can recommend a local fitter.

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#3 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Louberry » Mon May 14, 2018 11:50 am

Thanks Geoff,

He has someone he trusts to fit it. He could probably do it himself though if needed. I don't really have a budget as I just want to make sure it's a good one and looks nice in the car. I think he wants one that looks more in keeping with the age of the car, I remember seeing someone at a stand on a car show we went to, I might just have to google them and also go and have a look in Halford's.

Thank you for your help,
Louise.

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#4 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Gfhug » Mon May 14, 2018 12:15 pm

Louise, a quick search gave this: https://www.classiccarstereo.co.uk/

There are others around who deal in old car radios modernised to play DAB etc.
There have been comments on the forum, too.
Try a search here for "radio" and I'm sure you'll see some other ideas.

Good hunting

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#5 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Heuer » Mon May 14, 2018 1:30 pm

Bear in mind you will need to fit a special DAB aerial as the conventional FM one will not work. They attach to the windscreen which may be an issue on the E-Type as the screen is so low. The driver will be looking straight at it!:

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#6 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Louberry » Mon May 14, 2018 2:35 pm

Thank you, I didn’t know about that issue. I’ll probably hacmve to speak to him about it before I spend over £300 on the one I’ve found!

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#7 Re: DAB radio for 1974 E type.

Post by Heuer » Mon May 14, 2018 2:44 pm

You could try a converter: https://www.classiccarstereo.co.uk/dab/ ... er-module/
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No idea how effective they are but worth a try for £20. I suspect it will worsen FM reception and will only pull in strong DAB signals. Make sure you buy a radio that is DAB+ not just DAB.
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