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  1. moparbob71.2

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    Hi All, I have this thumbwheel radio and it does not have the part number or tag on it. Can anyone give me a part number or which cars it would fit?
    Thanks in advance, Bob

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    That’s for an e-body and I’m looking for one if you want to sell. I’m down near Annapolis.
     
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    If it works I’d be interested as well.
     
  4. moparbob71.2

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    Thanks for the interest. Anyone know what part number it is? I think it's 70 only. Correct?
     
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    I think it’s the later style with the pigtail for the cassette. It’s a Motorola too. I think the early ones were Phillips. I’m not sure when the changeover happened.
     
  6. 340challconvert

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    1971 E-body AM FM w Cassette Plug
    dial controls
    chrome buttons
    Motorola unit w part number 3501050

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    Wards Classic car radio repair had a web site that showed the differences between the various available radios for our e bodies.
     
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    That is correct. I have one of these in my '71 Challenger which came with the cassette.
     
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    What is the current value for this radio in good shape ?
    1971 E-body AM FM w Cassette Plug
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    As far as Radios that one is top of the food chain... I believe that is a 1 year only AM/FM Thumbwheel with the cassette recorder option and stereo so it would have the 3 speaker dash. Un cut wires and still has the plug end on the recorder cable.. I would think $500 plus all day long for someone who wants an original radio for thier 71 Cuda or Challenger...
     
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  13. moparbob71.2

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    Thanks everyone for the info. I thought it was for 70 because of the thumbwheel. Almost looks like the C body version. I did find a website that has a repair manual for the Phillips version. Looks the same in the picture. Again, thank you for helping me ID this. You guys are a good crew. Guess I need to clean it and test it
    Just a note, I tried the Ward's website but it's down. I had them do my 67 truck radio a few years ago.
     
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    Greg dad passed away and he closed up the Business therefore Wards Classic Radio Service is no longer around. Another big loss for the hobby..
     
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    I have one from a 71 Cuda and has the 350150 part # and it's marked Motorola Mark 2. Evidently it had a lot of problems, on 9/7/71 it was marked AM doesn't play at all and FM reception poor and mileage was 1677. Mine also had the mic plug but it was capped. I never tried the radio to see if it works. I put a pioneer stereo when I got the car running.
     
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    Very timely thread. I was just going to post a thread seeking pics of what my 71 R11 solid state AM radio looks like.

    Not to hijack thread but anyone got a picture?
     
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    71 has the chrome buttons.
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    Radio Pic video from a 71 Challenger. Notice the chrome buttons. I think later am radios had the buttons in black. This vendor converted it to am fm stereo and kept the original look



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    The above is the pic of my 71 Cuda radio. It seems like Challengers had knobs.