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Poll: what's the best midpoint of hearing your stereo to hearing your old car's own natural sound ratio? (5 member(s) have cast votes)

what's the best midpoint of hearing your stereo to hearing your old car's own natural sound ratio?

  1. Turn Stereo up (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. Turn the bugger off (4 votes [80.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.00%

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#1 OFFLINE   Electric Leyland

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:53 AM

Hi,What's best - Stereo up full blast in your classic, or turn the bugger off and wind the windows down to hear what your car sounds like (and what passers by are saying)?Please submit your vote...

#2 OFFLINE   pogweasel

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:58 AM

You have a fully working stereo?Some mistake surely!Pretty much every car I've ever owned has only been able to pick up crackly mediumwave off-shore & 'pirate' radio stations. Enjoy it while you can.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:59 AM

Yep, that counts as a stereo. OK I'll recap - Saturday afternoon - engine rasp, or footy results on 5 Live?

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:01 AM

Football is for homosexuals & sailors.I'll take clattery valvegear anyday

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:04 AM

Muffled results service begging for attention over the strain of a Rootes Arrow's 1725 twin carb belching for air. And dear life.

#6 OFFLINE   Mr H Sceptre

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:06 AM

..........hang on, i thought rugby & light/moderate buggery was for sailors. Oh well, shows you what I know living in the land-locked midlands.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:09 AM

Scepts are you voting for the radio then?

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:19 AM

Hmm its a toughie. I'm not gonna commit myself at the moment.
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#9 OFFLINE   Mr H Sceptre

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 01:24 AM

I voted for turn the bugger off in the end. If I was piloting a mondeo then keep it on, but generally 'classic' car motoring doent need any artificial noise polution.

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 11:22 AM

Between Sid & Doris owning my car and me buying it someone else got in and thought it was a good idea to fit a up-to-the-minute stero and accompaning huge speakers - bugger! When he sold the car he ripped it out leaving huge holes in the irreplaceable 1970's panels.Luckily I managed to repair it and now my trusty Motorola does that job as it was meant to.Motorola = yes Stereo = No

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:00 PM

Just thought I'd mention that this wat the last thread on page 98, and I have a VDO from a Vauxhall wedged behind my centre seat, some wires dangling into the dash sockets, and some blown domestic speakers lobbed in the back, and wedged in by a bit of railway sleeper. It plays The Who and The Kinks well enough for me to hear over a 62hp 3 bearing pushrod diesel, underinflated crossplies, and a couple of wobbly props.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:07 PM

Just thought I'd mention that this wat the last thread on page 98, and I have a VDO from a Vauxhall wedged behind my centre seat, some wires dangling into the dash sockets, and some blown domestic speakers lobbed in the back, and wedged in by a bit of railway sleeper. It plays The Who and The Kinks well enough for me to hear over a 62hp 3 bearing pushrod diesel, underinflated crossplies, and a couple of wobbly props.

I bloody love The Kinks.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:13 PM

Just won a minimate car radio on the bay its only 3 inch x 3 inch x 2 inch , cost a bloody fortune and i mean a fortune for what it is , dont know if it works , dont care really , had to have for my Imp , just for looks , I must be bloody mad , Anyway engine noise all the way for me .
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:35 PM

in its day the polo first had 10 speakers, 2 subs, sony xplod stereo and 2 amps, removed them all when some welding was done (now 6 months ago) and never refitted it.. it weights to much :oops:

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:11 PM

Hmmm...Can I opt for:Driving along listening to a cassette, then hitting traffic but not being able to listen to traffic reports on the radio because the radio doesn't work; then asking your travelling companion to unbelt, dive onto the backseat and delve into the boot of a hatchback to retreive the radio/cassette that the radio only works on and changing it whilst stationary, so you can hear the traffic reports?

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:21 PM

I would like to vote for the two-knob radio installed for retro/originality/aesthetic purposes, but which is unusable because it only receives long wave and blasts a 200dB *CRACK* through the speaker every time the volume is touched.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 10:37 PM

I would like to vote for the two-knob radio installed for retro/originality/aesthetic purposes, but which is unusable because it only receives long wave and blasts a 200dB *CRACK* through the speaker every time the volume is touched.

I like it, Radio 4 or RTé1 during the day and French shit at night!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 02:54 AM

I have to have music in my motors. It's vital.

Otherwise I spend all my time listening out for clunks and unusual sounds and end up getting to my destination either very worried or mildly concerned. I hear clunks, squeaks and rattles in brand new motors, ffs, so my old stuff drives me insane.

First thing I checked with ye olde Mk2 Escort was the radio. The welding wasn't a worry, having a working radio is!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 03:13 AM

Just thought I'd mention that this wat the last thread on page 98, and I have a VDO from a Vauxhall wedged behind my centre seat, some wires dangling into the dash sockets, and some blown domestic speakers lobbed in the back, and wedged in by a bit of railway sleeper. It plays The Who and The Kinks well enough for me to hear over a 62hp 3 bearing pushrod diesel, underinflated crossplies, and a couple of wobbly props.

How did thid thread, resurrected from over 4 years ago, not get lost in the great board purge? I'm dumbfounded and stunned.

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