REPLACEMENT RADIOS, ACCESSORIES, RADIO REPAIRS & CONVERSIONS FOR PRE 1983 VEHICLES.
ESTABLISHED AUSSIE BUSINESS.
I HAVE BEEN IN THE CAR RADIO SERVICE INDUSTRY SINCE 1969.
I AM THE FIRST IN AUSTRALIA TO OFFER FULLY ASSEMBLED REPLACEMENT RADIOS & SPEAKER KITS FOR OUR AUSSIE CLASSICS
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Difficulty obtaining 'USA series' replacement radio stock, stock price rises, shipping price rises & shipping delays force me to raise my prices. The price-list is now on the front page.
53 Desoto Firedome
For Sale $49,200.
1953 Desoto Station Wagon; 1 of 1100 V8 Wagons made.
276 Hemi V8, Semi-Automatic 4 speed, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Clock, Radio, Tinted Glass, Heater-demister.
When found, unbelievably original and untouched, last driven in the USA in 1969, and imported in 1997. The paint needed a good clean to remove the barn dust, the interior is fantastic and came up well after a good clean, a few sections of the seat upholstery need restitching where it has given-way. The motor had to come out for a standard rebuild; new rings, bearings, water pump. The ignition points & coil were replaced with a solid state PerTronix system, & the generator rebuilt. So a tidy up of the engine bay was undertaken while the motor was out, and inner guards repainted the original Grey. New torque converter seals fitted. New brake master cylinder, booster, linings, hoses and wheel cylinders. New radiator core, battery and tyres of course. 6 Volt positive earth has been retained. The radio has been ‘converted’ with AM/FM, HiPower with Bluetooth, and a new HiPower dash speaker has been fitted in the original spot. The converted radio looks completely original from the outside, and every control functions as it did originally, except for the Electro-Mechanical Station Preset Pushbuttons.
This MoPaR Drives fantastic!!
|1953 Desoto Firedome Series S16|
|Original Base Price||$3,125.00|
|Front Tread||56 5/16 inches|
|Rear Tread||59 5/8 inches|
|Type||V8 Hemi, overhead valve|
|Displacement||276.1 cu. in.|
|Bore & Stroke||3 5/8 & 3 11/32 inches|
|Compression Ratio-Std||7.10 to 1|
|Compression Ratio-Opt||Not applicable|
|Brake Horsepower||[email protected]|
|Engine Numbers||Starting S16-1001|
|Engine No. Location||On top front of block near water outlet.|
|Lubrication||Pressure to all bearings excluding wrist pin|
|Drive||Rear wheel drive|
|No. Of Gears||4|
|1st||3.57 to 1|
|2nd||2.04 to 1|
|4th||1 to 1|
|Reverse||3.48 to 1|
|Clutch Type||Single plate dry disc|
|Clutch Size||10 inches|
|Differential Ratio||3.73 to 1|
|Front||Independent coil springs|
|Rear||Longitudinal leaf spring|
|Steering Gear||Worm & roller|
|Service||4 wheel hydraulic drum|
|Front Size||12 inches|
|Rear Size||12 inches|
|Emergency||On the transmission|
|Other Systems Specifications|
|Ignition System||Distributor and coil|
|Battery||6 volt storage battery|
|Cooling System||Centrifugal water pump|
|Radiator||Fin and tube|
|Wheels, Rims & Tires|
|Tire Size||7.6 x 15|
|Cooling System||22 Quarts|
|Rear Differential||3.5 Pints|
|Front Differential||Not applicable|
|Transfer Case||Not applicable|
|Classic Rating||Not Rated|
|VIN/Serial no.||55050001 to 55127622|
|VIN Location||On left front door hinge post. Add’l serial nos. 64008001 to 64015691|
|Restorer’s Guide Chrysler Corp 1987||Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)
Detroit MI 48202
|1953 De Soto Data Book||Detroit Public Library (Nat’l Auto. Hist. Collctn)|
|Serial No. Book for US Cars 1900-1975 G. Brigham|
|Colors||All colors may not be available in all models.|
|Two Tone Colors Available|
|Morocco Brown Metallic|
|Sovereign Maroon Metallic|
|Marine Green Metallic|
|Midnight Blue Metallic|
|Harbor Blue Metallic|
|Forest Green Metallic|
|Slate Green Metallic|
|Tip-Toe Shift automatic transmission||Opt|