115/3067 bought back from France

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Re: 115/3067 bought back from France

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Here is a childs seat but I guess it might be much earlier than 1968. It has a 50s feeling to it and very cheap. Not to be covered in leather :D
Might not even be a car seat but for a kitchen chair?

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Kevin Birch wrote: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:34 am
It might be interesting to see what the child seats were like back in '68, and see if I could get one of those too.
As long as it's just for show - those old seats could be death traps.

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Well it has taken me longer than I thought to do but it is all done now. Fascia has been trimmed in leather and the stereo system is now installed and miraculously working. Stripped out the existing panels, took out the passenger seat to aid installation of the wiring for the stereo, which consists of amplifier, graphic equaliser, DAB radio unit and 8 track stereo. The 8 track is going in the correct position, the amplifier has found a home behind the dash, with the DAB and equaliser in the centre console, from which everything is controlled, but out of sight. The equaliser has 2 inputs, 1 from the DAB unit and the other from the 8 track, via a clever little box of wizardry that converts the high level output to a low level RCA input the equaliser can use. The DAB unit has multi inputs so I can choose ipod, DAB or FM radio or memory card, the aerial input being from the standard aerial via another bit of wizardry allowing the 8 track to have an aerial input too. I'm rather pleased at how the leather fascia looks, I wasn't convinced when the panels were out of the car, but they do look good now all the switches have been installed.The mk1 wiring is a night mare, and getting it all back in and working, ensuring it is all safe and not a fire hazard is time consuming. I've added fuses along the way just in case to protect the wiring and the car.
Took it out for a spin this afternoon, with a Beatles tape in the 8 track, all sounded very authentic, they do have a soft tone, with the crackling in the background, it brought a smile to my face above and beyond the fact I am driving a Jensen.

Wiring and components in place, amplifier sitting on the passenger parcel shelf. It will go up from here out of sight. The wiring was all tidied up before the panels put back.
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Trial fitting of the equaliser, to fit without obstructing the the lid. In the end the lid hinges were packed out a couple of mm so it didn't rest on the volume knob.
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All put back together, and looking rather nice. It is different, but still have the veneered panels if I decide to go back.
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The cockpit, from where it is all controlled
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Re: 115/3067 bought back from France

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Looking pretty good Kevin. Agree that the black switch panel does not look wrong at all.
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Re: 115/3067 bought back from France

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Brilliant Kev & well doneImage, so does the DAB radio volume turn up from the 8 track headset or do you have a seperate volume for that?
I actually had previously never heard of these high level input units that gives out a supply to amps untill you mentioned it and then I realsied that I have one in my transit custom..not fitted by me but I modified the system a while ago and fund it and realsied it was the same as what you had been speaking of...I went to all the trouble of converting my own Jensen * track to having pre-amp inputs which was very involved but I did it, but this would have been much a much better way the way you have done it and I still have no FM, so a DAB would be brilliant..I may look into doing this myself now as I was to have the stations available on DAB, so am curious if your headset turns up the volume of the DAB please my Ole Fruit?..Jobs in the workshop and the satisfaction beats most things you can do indoors!!..Brilliant..You're Clever :P ..Kindness always..Grant :wink:
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Re: 115/3067 bought back from France

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Hi Grant, glad you like it. As the equaliser has 2 inputs, one from the 8 track and the other from the DAB, there is a switch on the equaliser to swap between them. You can alter the volume of either input on the separate units ( DAB or 8 track) but will keep them at a certain level, and use the volume control on the equaliser as the main control. You cannot control the DAB volume from the 8 track head. It is advisable to keep the volume inputs to the equaliser low and use the the equaliser volume control to the amp, to prevent distortion. It is interesting watching the ammeter respond to the base when the engine is off, the louder you go the further the needle reacts, doesn't happen when the engine is running though.
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