68 Stereo speakers

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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by CATHOUSE » 12 Jun 2018, 20:38

Here is some information from Ford on this subject.

From a 1967 owners manual
Rear Seat Speaker (page 24)
A rear seat speaker is an optional accessory for all models with either the AM radio or the AM-FM radio.
A fader control tab for the accessory rear seat speaker is located behind the manual tuning knob. Rotate this tab fully in one direction to operate the front speaker. Rotating the knob in the other direction operates the rear speaker. At a point midway between the rotaion of full front or rear operation, both speakers will operate with an equal output.
Studio Sonic Rear Seat Speaker (page 25)
The optional Studio Sonic Rear Seat Speaker is operated by the radio fader control (small tab located behind the station selector knob) and a foot switch located near the headlight dimmer switch. To operate, turn the radio on and tune in a station, adjust the radio fader control for the desired balance between the front and rear speakers, then depress the foot switch.

From a 1967 Cougar Accessories and Optional Equipment brochure.
Studio Sonic Rear Seat Speakers
Reverberator system for concert hall Fidelity. (N/A with stereo tape systems.)
Dealer installed
Basic part No 18875

From a 1968 owners manual.
Speaker Fader Control (page 23)
The front to rear fader control is located to the right of the steering column on the lower area of the instrument panel. It balances the front and rear speakers for the most pleasing sound effect.
Rear Seat Speakers (page 24)
A fader control for the accessory rear seat speaker for the AM radio is located behind the manual tuning knob. Rotate ring type knob fully in one direction to operate the front speaker. Rotating the control in the other direction operates the rear speaker. At a point midway between the rotation for full front or rear operation, both speakers will operate with an equal output.

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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by rcode » 18 Jun 2018, 19:56

Although I very much appreciate all the responses, my question has yet to be answered.
If you ordered a 68 with an AM/FM Stereo, without a fader, where were the speakers mounted? Anyone have a pic?

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Post by xr7g428 » 18 Jun 2018, 22:44

In the kick panels.
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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by mr 580 » 19 Jun 2018, 06:41

Attached is a picture of the speakers that mounted behind kick panels. They went in cutouts in the cowl and the plastic pod was exposed behind the front fender. it's my understanding these were on 8 track and AM/FM stereo cars. Pic is from a set I got from a parts car-if somebody needs them PM me.
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Post by propayne » 19 Jun 2018, 06:59

Here are some pictures of my '68 XR7-G that came with the "AM-FM Stereo Radio".

At the moment the driver's side has the kick panel out while the passenger side still has the factory kick panel in place.

Also, I've attached a picture of my radio. It appears to be original and has some sort slider below the push buttons. Is this a "fader"?

My Marti just says "AM-FM Stereo Radio" with no mention of the fader which I assume was an extra cost option.

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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by ClawIt » 19 Jun 2018, 07:10

Phillip,
Those are the correct factory speakers and perforated kick panel. You should be able to look between the open door and fender and see the plastic boxes that protect the speakers. The radio looks different then other AM/FMs I've seen for 68. Usually next to the word STEREO would be AM and FM. The sliding knob would make sense as a fader or balance between left/right. But I thought the right outer knob usually is the balance control (left/right). I'll have to look at the owners manual to see if this radio is shown.

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Post by propayne » 19 Jun 2018, 08:53

Thanks Jim - when you slide the "Stereo" bar to the right or left it reveals "FM" or "AM" silkscreened onto the clear plastic face in white like the rest of the numbers. The camera flash in my photo makes the "FM" hard to see.

It does look different from any radio pictured in the '68 Cougar owner's manual.

Maybe a later Ford unit.

- Phillip

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Post by fordnutz » 19 Jun 2018, 09:36

Phillip, I think you have a 71 and up AM/FM radio. They look very similar to the 68, so if you don't mind it then keep it in place. I was looking for a proper 69 AM/FM for Heather's 69 XR-7 convertible to allow her to get a special collector vehicle qualification (and much cheaper insurance rate). The 69 specific radios were pretty expensive so we went with a 71+ version as they are very similar visually (and that is all that was required to get the status).
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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by Royce » 19 Jun 2018, 11:22

Actually the triangular connector under the dash is to allow factory installation of the optional rear defogger. Ditto the package shelf end of the harness.


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All '68s came with the wiring in place for rear speakers and a fader (the strange triangular connector under the driver side dash). They were not offered from the factory but were a very popular dealer installed option.
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Re: 68 Stereo speakers

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Post by Don Rush » 19 Jun 2018, 12:06

That is a 1973 and up radio as evidenced by the slider. Here is what a 73 looked like.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... attribs=84

Here is what a 68 looks like.

https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/6 ... attribs=76


https://secure.cougarpartscatalog.com/s ... res%20Pods

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