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8-Track

Discussion in 'Communication & Navigation' started by Trollhole, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Every year I get stuck on some sort of cruiser fetish. Last year it was 40 A/C units. This year it got even weirder. I've managed to get hooked on Toyota 8-tracks. I have one in my 40 currently. So today this showed up on my doorstep. I think I'm just going to put it in the closet and hold out for the day I get my stock 40.

    So what old school electronics do you hoard?
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    I have a cassette player in my 84. I pick cassettes at garage sales for pennies, one guy just gave me all he had.

    Any ideas where you are going to get 8-tracks? They only lasted few weeks back in the day, it's hard to imagine any still survive.
     
  3. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    You would be surprised. I've got quite a collection.
     
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    that's too cool.

    I would love to get my hands on some OEM Toyota stereo equipment, I'm happy for your score with that 8-track and future aspirations, Trollhole!
     
  5. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    aaah, the memories.... :)
     
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    damn .. that's first time that I saw that .. way cool !
     
  7. rusty_tlc

    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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    I tip my hat to you sir, i thought I was the world worst pack rat but I now realize I am but a novice. :flipoff2:
     
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    me and the wife has 100sss also and she still listerns to them
     
  9. Michael Hanson

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    There is a guy in Fort Worth that fixes 8-tracks and recorders. MIke
     
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    I just picked one of these up. Could you possible post up a picture of the wiring page in the manual, I am not exactly sure what hooks to what. Also do you have any pics of where these have been mounted? Guy I got mind from said it was on the left of the steering column.
     
  11. Trollhole

    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    I'll dig it out and look at it.
     
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    I don't know if this counts as hoarding, but I'm still using the Panasonic boom box I bought in 1982 out in my garage. It's a nice unit, the speakers separate and there are I/O RCA jacks - so I've also got a late 90's Gateway PC speaker system running through it as well. 2 regular speakers, 2 tweeters, and a separate sub-type speaker - sounds great and still kicking....
     
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    HI, Could I also ask you post up the manual if possible . Thanks, Mike
     
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    Retro wow! Last 8-track I owned was in college in the late 70's!
     
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    Sadly enough, I remember when an 8-Track was state of the art. :)
     
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