Radio console

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#1 Radio console

Post by drichards » Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:29 am

I have a 62 OTS. I had to pull out the radio console which had a non working Blaupunkt radio. There are no markings on the radio so I guess it is from the 60’s. I thought I would buy a new facia part No BD20035 (it’s a long story but need to replace it) and just swap over the dotted alloy, which I know is an aftermarket part, from SNG. Whilst the old console and new one look the same, in fact the radio doesn’t fit the new one. The round holes for the control knobs on the new one are 145mm apart, the old one 130 centre to centre. Also the “arch” over the gear box tunnel is slightly different on the new part. A long intro for a short question, but if anyone has an original Blaupunkt radio in their car can you let me know the measurement across the centres of the round control knobs to see if they match mine. Other thoughts welcome too! Thanks

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#2 Re: Radio console

Post by mtnjag » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:06 pm

Often the knobs on the old radios were adjustable. If so, they usually have a set of small holes around the knobs. Loosen a nut, move a keeper, and you can move the knobs. May adjust to your new console.

The PN you reference is the console frame. Not the facia you mentioned it with right?
New console frame, old/ orig aluminum facia?
So repro stuff often doesn’t fit right or the same as the other repro part you had, or with orig parts.
You may have to do some fitting.
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#3 Re: Radio console

Post by drichards » Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:44 am

Apologies I wasn’t notified of your response! I decided to stick with the original console frame. The radio and the frame were in the car when I bought it for restoration some 15 years ago, the dotted alloy facia I bought new as the car was missing that!! Just curious why the console frames are different dimensions, but won’t die in a ditch over it.

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#4 Re: Radio console

Post by Gfhug » Sun Jan 30, 2022 9:26 am

drichards wrote:
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:44 am
Apologies I wasn’t notified of your response!
We aren’t notified, that would make the forum overly complicated for topics that have multiple responses.
You have to return and see what has been written.

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Post by Heuer » Sun Jan 30, 2022 11:59 am

Actually you can subscribe to individual topics and will be notified by email (providing you have registered the correct email address!) of any responses. Go to the spanner icon at the bottom of the thread and click on 'Subscribe topic' which will change to 'Unscubcribe topic' and you will get a screen confirmation.
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#6 Re: Radio console

Post by Gfhug » Sun Jan 30, 2022 5:45 pm

David, thank you for correcting my interpretation of how the forum works. I had imagined a lot of superfluous emails flying about but if it can be finely controlled that’s a useful feature.

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