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Shelbypat

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Radio identification
« on: June 02, 2019, 01:15:18 PM »
Hi. I need help to identify a radio a grab in a local market. Bracket and harness may help
Which year is it ?
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2019, 01:48:02 PM »
Looks like the 1968 AM 8 track
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2019, 02:42:22 PM »
Correct, 1968 Motorola AM/8 track C8ZA-18806-K

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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 03:32:54 PM »
looks like bracket is for console mounting.
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 03:54:09 PM »
And we should add very, very seldomly used on Shelbys
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 04:24:38 PM »
And we should add very, very seldomly used on Shelbys
+1 seldom seen but some were done by factory and dealer before delivery. 9F03R483224 that I had at the spring fling had Factory installed AM 8 track according to the Marti report. 
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 08:43:28 PM »
Thank for inputs.

Once in place with correct buttons year, is there a different look between 68 and 69 ?

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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 05:49:52 AM »
Thank for inputs.

Once in place with correct buttons year, is there a different look between 68 and 69 ?
The length of the knob shafts . 69s are longer. Mike(from NM) who owned a dealer installed 69  8 track radio in his 68 GT500KR could never document it so when Tim Lea restored the car I bought the AM 8 track and put it in my 69 428SCJ Mach1 as it came from the factory with one. I measured the shafts and 68s are shorter hence you can put a 69 in a 68 but not vice versa(?). Faces are the same as far as I know when it comes to AM as I got both 68 and 69 AM radios in my cabinet. Gary
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8 Track for 1969 GT 350
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2021, 12:07:03 PM »
My car last 4 numbers of VIN 1288 came with AM 8 track player.  It now has the AM/FM radio in it.  Any ideas on how I could find a 1969 AM 8 track I could put back in it.  Thanks.
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Re: 8 Track for 1969 GT 350
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2021, 02:17:01 PM »
My car last 4 numbers of VIN 1288 came with AM 8 track player.  It now has the AM/FM radio in it.  Any ideas on how I could find a 1969 AM 8 track I could put back in it. Thanks.

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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2021, 02:55:50 PM »
Look for a guy named Bruce Glocke on Facebook, he’s in Manawa Wisconsin. He’s parted out a bunch of Mustangs and is on the 69-70 MACH 1 FaceBook site selling parts. I’ve bought a few things from him and he has a lot of stuff so he might have an AM 8 Track. I bought an AM Radio from him and about to get a clock.  I joined that Facebook site because so many parts are the same as on a Shelby and I’ve found they can be cheaper because sometimes it’s more expensive when you ask for parts for a “SHELBY”   I have gone on that site and just asked if anyone had something and have had multiple responses.

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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2021, 12:23:23 AM »
Thank you for the 2 quick responses from 2 senior forum members SChatman and J_Speegle for my quest for the AM 8 track player.  Your knowledge and help is very much appreciated.  Happy Thanksgiving with much gratitude!
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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2021, 01:49:26 PM »
I have a 1971 one but face is a little different.

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Re: Radio identification
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2021, 09:24:36 AM »
^^^  FYI-----A '71 thru '73 Mustang unit would actually still be AM only and look similar to the '68-'70 units.  You may already know this.  I'm just clarifying.

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