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Forum: Electrical Tech 02-25-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By j69shep
Thanks for the kind words Rick, I enjoyed working...

Thanks for the kind words Rick, I enjoyed working on your items. Great car too!
Forum: Electrical Tech 02-22-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By j69shep
Radio and 8 track player repair and restoration

Hey Poncho enthusiasts, I am repairing and restoring 64-77 Buick Olds Pontiac Delco radios and 8 track players full time now. I just retired after 39 years as an electrical engineer in the...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-13-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By j69shep
I should add that this works by adding the music...

I should add that this works by adding the music app of your choice to your smartphone and streaming your music selection to your bluetooth enabled radio mounted in the dash. I developed my own...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-13-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By j69shep
bluetooth enabled AM radio

I successfully added bluetooth to this 1971 Firebird AM radio.
It's a cost effective alternative to the expensive radio swaps out there. Your radio retains all of its original circuitry and works...
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 09-06-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 195,562
Posted By j69shep
I'd send you a buck via PayPal but you'd end up...

I'd send you a buck via PayPal but you'd end up with 20 cents after the fees kick in so I'm offering one free radio repair. There's a lot of useful info on this site but your cooling fix is tops....
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 09-06-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 195,562
Posted By j69shep
Highway temp in az after about 10 mile was about...

Highway temp in az after about 10 mile was about 210 now its running 190 on a 95 degree day. Easy fix, 5 bucks in new gaskets and about 90 minutes of work.
Forum: Heating & Cooling TECH 09-05-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,414
Views: 195,562
Posted By j69shep
George is a genius. I just did the water pump mod...

George is a genius. I just did the water pump mod and my 71 455 lemans runs 20 degrees cooler. Thanks George!
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 01-25-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By j69shep
Oh and to your question of what it's worth I'd...

Oh and to your question of what it's worth I'd say mid to high 20s. I bought mine for 2500 from a coworker 8 years ago after engine change and much work it appraised for insurance purposes as 12.5k...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 01-25-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By j69shep
I have a 71 convertible with the 455/TH400 that...

I have a 71 convertible with the 455/TH400 that is in for paint right now (coincidentally) Lucy blue as well. It will be identical to this car as it also has the ivory interior. No 8 track though....
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-15-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By j69shep
You can test that radio with just about any...

You can test that radio with just about any speaker although long term you will need 8-10 ohms as that is the load the amp is designed to drive. For just testing your Jensen will work just fine....
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-13-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By j69shep
pic of my new module

Here it is. She's a beauty. Contact me if you need one. It should be available in a few weeks. Fully tested and plug and play.
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-13-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By j69shep
I am finishing the circiut layout today and I...

I am finishing the circiut layout today and I should have working modules in house in a couple of week and the new module will be superior to the original by design. I am also remaking the larger...
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-12-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By j69shep
fix for a dead 70-77 gm am fm radio

70-77 am fm stereos use two delco modules for the preamp circuitry. The DM48. This radio had a bad one and as you may or may not know this part is not in reproduction. I reverse engineered the bad...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 07-15-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 499
Posted By j69shep
Thanks everyone for sending your radios, I...

Thanks everyone for sending your radios, I appreciate the business. Here is my contact info:
Jim Shepard
11052 E Butherus Drive
Scottsdale, az 85255
j65pony@aol.com
480-235-1964 cell. voice mail...
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 07-09-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 8,588
Posted By j69shep
Rick, Thanks for the nice compliment on the 8...

Rick,
Thanks for the nice compliment on the 8 track player. Glad to be a part of such an amazing restoration. Looks great! See ya. Jim
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-29-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By j69shep
Nice car, reminds me of my own. A good runner...

Nice car, reminds me of my own. A good runner with tons of potential. I have FM converters too but I would recommend getting the radio working and then adding a MP3 jack, that way you could play your...
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-28-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 787
Posted By j69shep
Most likely you have a radio that has multiple...

Most likely you have a radio that has multiple problems, starting with the audio section. Low volume could be a problem with the preamp section or the main output transistor and associated circuitry...
Forum: 66-67 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 03-21-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,566
Posted By j69shep
Thanks for the kind words Jeff, glad to be a part...

Thanks for the kind words Jeff, glad to be a part of such a fantastic restoration and I am glad you enjoy the radio. Best regards, Jim
Forum: 70-73 Firebird & TA TECH 02-08-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By j69shep
Wow, nice compliments! Yes I still do radio and 8...

Wow, nice compliments! Yes I still do radio and 8 track restoration. I am nowhere near hanging up the scope probes and I love old Delco radios and 8 track players. I can usually restore a radio in...
Forum: Electrical Tech 08-30-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By j69shep
Blue wire to 12volts switched on source. Make...

Blue wire to 12volts switched on source. Make sure to ground the case of the converter to the chassis of your car to provide a ground path. Plug your car antenna cable into the back of the converter...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 01-05-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By j69shep
Terry, I can send you the pinout for the stereo...

Terry,
I can send you the pinout for the stereo harness and you can make one or fix the one you have. Or I can sell you one with all the correct connectors that has been tested with an 8 track...
Forum: 70-72 GTO Tempest & LeMans TECH 01-04-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By j69shep
Tested good and ready to go. let me know what...

Tested good and ready to go. let me know what type of radio you will be using the harness with as mono and stereo harness are not interchangeable without moving a few wires. Jim
Forum: Electrical Tech 12-31-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By j69shep
You might want to get new sockets wire them in...

You might want to get new sockets wire them in and just use the 1156/1157 LED bulbs instead of the 1156/1157 stock bulbs, much brighter and a direct swap. LED bulbs will last much,much longer than...
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts FOR SALE 12-24-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By j69shep
Still a pretty good deal at $425 on ebay right...

Still a pretty good deal at $425 on ebay right now! Message me if you need a repair while your car is up for the winter. 7-10 days turnaround. j65pony@aol.com
Forum: 67-81 Firebird & TA Parts FOR SALE 12-22-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By j69shep
69 firebird am fm with mp3 jack

Restored 69 firebird am fm mono radio with mp3 jack. Plays pefectly, looks fantastic and will also play your downloaded songs through this radios audio circuitry. I can remove the jack for the...
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