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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oHi5TpSx1k

    half of this video is with me fiddling with the Panasonic 8 track deck. . be warned. when the video changes to my home test it gets like 2 x louder.
    just proof that I still use the 8 track format. and I am 22.. people tell me they are surprised I know what an 8 track even is.. for starters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cody1234 View Post
    .. people tell me they are surprised I know what an 8 track even is.. for starters.
    Few people of your age know what a "stereo" is...or even a 78 RPM record...or even quadraphonic sound...or even AM stereo...or even what a 4-channel reel-to-reel tape deck was used for

    I'm surprised that 8-tracks are still around...mine were pitched years ago.

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    I actually own 3 reel to reel tape recorders. some tape. I have like 1 or 2 78 rpm records. and the players with the flipper on the needle to set 78 or 33 needles. . I actually have 3 quadraphonic 8 track tapes. but I do not have a quad player. they are pricey on ebay. haven't found any out in the wild yet

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    Thats an AM only from a 1985 chevy cavalier. Lowest option cavalier i ever saw


    That one is from a 1982 oldsmobile ciera which the am fm stereo was a decent option in 1982 anyway that one works really well.



    Plus i now own both variations of the 1982 gm 8 track player that is this style not the older style ones. Took me long enough to find 1 then the other just popped up barely a month later. Ok now i got both so i think im satisfied. Well. Once they both are brought to working order. The digital one plays tapes but the tuner is glitched. Believe to be a cracked solder joint on the board. The analog one. The fm tuner works ok now but the tape is locked up and will need work. And being one is analog 1 is digital there is a slim amount of crossover parts between them. They are both 1 of a kind although the amps and circuits can be substituted from same era counterparts without 8 track and some from cassette units. Trying to keep as original as possible. . some rare ones here. Ive been looking for these and it took me 5 years to find them
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    I cleaned up the hyperlinks for you.. On Photobucket, when you open a page with a picture on it, on the right hand side of the page is a area called "Photo Hosting Links". It will have 4 boxes in it, you want the IMG area copied for this forum.
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    My first car, an 84 Cavalier wagon that was first my dad's, had one of those AM only radios with long travel pushbuttons, and front speakers only. It was a CS and was otherwise optioned pretty decent for the time, auto, cruise, tilt, AC. Friend's folks had a loaded 84 Celebrity wagon which I highly coveted. Anyway when I got the Cavalier I wanted a Delco tape player but had no money. I found an AM/FM with no faceplate or tape transport in a friend's barn. I made a faceplate out of wood and black construction paper, and used a piece of junk sunglass lens to go over the display. In shop class I made a box for a 10" woofer I got from a fried bass amp, and wired the rear speakers together to that. Kept my eyes open for a cheap/free factory tape player or even the tape transport unit, but never got one until I got my next car which was a 1990 6000 SE wagon.
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