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 Posted: Mar 19, 2021 12:48PM
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Prepare and consider if you are keeping your car "original" and Positive ground... Electrics today will not work positive ground.

  Also = Early Cars put off alot of radio interference that causes radios to pickup ..  Will need suppressed ignition cables to hold back the electrical noise
I recall much of the radio interference came from the generator in my Mk1 Countryman, positive ground. Suppression ignition cables weren't enough. There was a way to add a condenser to the generator, which helped. The AM radio I had was switchable between positive and negative ground, as was the tach I put in it. I still have the tach, but not its instructions!

I imagine part of the problem was that the voltage regulator was also a distance from the generator, and the wire between could act as an antenna for the static. 

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Prepare and consider if you are keeping your car "original" and Positive ground... Electrics today will not work positive ground.

  Also = Early Cars put off alot of radio interference that causes radios to pickup ..  Will need suppressed ignition cables to hold back the electrical noise

 Posted: Mar 18, 2021 08:51PM
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Any car radio dating from the mid 60s would be suitable as any such radio would have been bought and fitted by a PO.  There was no "factory" solution.  My 64 that I bought in 67 had a radio fitted.

One of our club member was selling a "Ferris" brand AM radio at a club meeting last week for something like $A25.  It was probably available new in the mid 60s.

Cheers, Ian

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That's the correct name, sorry.

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 Posted: Mar 17, 2021 10:30AM
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thank you Dan

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thank you for sharing the links

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I have seen a Radiola unit with little 3" speaker boxes that were used England. Not many around even in England, probably expensive. Old radios can be reworked for blue ray, MP3, and FM for a cost.

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If I recall correctly, 1963 predates, cassettes, 8-tracks and possibly even FM radio. That would leave you with AM radio only.

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If you really want it to look period correct, that would mean no radio. So put in a modern one that can be completely hidden away. That opens you up to options like blue tooth.

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...but he cared very much about smoking, given the array of ashtrays he put on the Mini.

I am not sure of which radio would be appropriate for your 63 Mini, but I have seen some companies on the web that sell period correct ones. Just a quick search, yielded these results:
https://www.retromanufacturing.com/
https://www.classiccarstereos.com/
Probably, on the UK there might be a manufacturer for English cars

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No Radio - Alec Issigonis did not want any distractions.

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Dear All

 

I am restoring my mini and it's a Morris Mini from 1963. I seek your help and guidance to learn what are the period correct radio options to be fitted in a mini? I would love to have the original versions or else something period correct looking modern option too. Thank you in advance for your help and guidance and look forward to hearing from you all.

 

regards