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radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's #45560
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read an article in the latest Mopar Muscle that AM equipped cars came with a telescoping mast antenna and AM/FM cars came with fixed mast antenna's. To be honest, I thought it was reverse. So if a 71 E body that has a single dash speaker and a solid mast antenna, would that be an AM/FM radio ? Then what antenna would a 70 E body come with when equipped with a AM 8track 3 speaker dash and split box ? Thanks-Joe

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I know it does not answer your exact question but my 70 Cuda has an AM radio, single speaker dash and it came with the telescopic antenna.

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jives with the article in MM-THANKS

Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: shakerjoe] #45563
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It was more of a change over from telescopic up to about 70 or 71, then solid was used after that.

Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: shakerjoe] #45564
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To my knowledge, which radio your car was optioned with has nothing to do with what style antenna the car had. It was a build date /assembly plant/ vendor supply issue.
I am not sure what the change over date is
for each assembly plant.

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Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: BigMoneyLewis] #45565
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I've owned seven Challengers with the R35 AM/FM mpx radio option, six had telescopic antennas, including my R/T S.E. with a 723 SPD (July 23rd 1970) I bought that car in 73 so I'm fairly confident that the antenna was original...

Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: shakerjoe] #45566
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Quote:

read an article in the latest Mopar Muscle that AM equipped cars came with a telescoping mast antenna and AM/FM cars came with fixed mast antenna's. To be honest, I thought it was reverse. So if a 71 E body that has a single dash speaker and a solid mast antenna, would that be an AM/FM radio ? Then what antenna would a 70 E body come with when equipped with a AM 8track 3 speaker dash and split box ? Thanks-Joe


No solid antennas on A, B or E bodies until '72.


Amazing how an unchallenged lie can become the absolute truth.
Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: 1_WILD_RT] #45567
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The January '72 issue of the 1970-'71 Parts Catalog lists:
for manual antenna (non-power)
2889 934 76.5" mast for '70-'71 a, b, c, e-bodies
2889 919 60" mast for '70-'71 a, b, c, e-bodies
3513 745* 31" mast for '71 c-bodies (* = part not listed in any previous parts book)

I do NOT believe the fixed mast is correct on any '70/'71 a, b, or e-body.
Doesn't the '70 Challenger "owner's manual" show recommended lengths of adjustment for best reception - AM vs. FM??

Which issue of Mopar Muscle??

Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: beepbeep] #45568
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Quote:

Quote:

read an article in the latest Mopar Muscle that AM equipped cars came with a telescoping mast antenna and AM/FM cars came with fixed mast antenna's. To be honest, I thought it was reverse. So if a 71 E body that has a single dash speaker and a solid mast antenna, would that be an AM/FM radio ? Then what antenna would a 70 E body come with when equipped with a AM 8track 3 speaker dash and split box ? Thanks-Joe


No solid antennas on A, B or E bodies until '72.





Actually the solid mast antenna was standard on all 71s it was introduced in 71 and was standard on all cars.I worked at a Chry. dealer then - out here in the sticks the solid mast wouldnt pick up radio stations as well as the earlier telescoping antennas . we changed some to the earlier style for customers

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Actually the solid mast antenna was standard on all 71s it was introduced in 71 and was standard on all cars.I worked at a Chry. dealer then - out here in the sticks the solid mast wouldnt pick up radio stations as well as the earlier telescoping antennas . we changed some to the earlier style for customers




Really????



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Re: radio antenna's - AM and AM//FM radio's [Re: 6bblgt] #45570
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6bblGT - the latest one-just got it last week -already recycled it - kept the article with the antenna - written by the guy who does the Summit Racing trivia questions - his name is Karl Pippart (?) I believe - Joe

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