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56D500boy
Posted 2019-06-06 9:42 PM (#583040)
Subject: 56 Dodge IBM Cards and Radio Codes



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Regardless of where the 56 Dodge was built (Detroit or LA), the respective IBM cards have a "slot" for the radio code. To date, I had only seen either nothing, an 8 or a 9 in the radio code position.

Last night I was sent an image of a Detroit built 56 Custom Royal with an "8" in the radio code slot. I asked for a photo of the radio and some information about it. The radio is a six button 842 HR where the left most button is "OFF" (and the other 5 are for pre-sets).

I checked my record for other 56 Dodge IBM cards and corresponding radios. One of the ones I have is an IBM card with a "9" radio code. That car has a five button ElectroTouch-Tuning ("Town and Country") radio. The model for that one is "910" (or "910HR" if the Highway HiFi was to be added)

So curiously, for 56 Dodges an 8 radio code = 842 and a 9 radio code = 910 (or 910HR???)

I also have an image of a 56 Coronet IBM card that was sent to me that has a "6" radio code but I don't have an image of the radio.

In searching for an image of a "6" radio, I discovered the Radio Museum which had info for a "621" which is a no-button radio (just knobs), and the 6 button 842 and both the 910 and 910HR (see images below).

https://www.radiomuseum.org/r/motorola_mopar_621_dodge_d62_d63.html

Does any one else have other 56 Dodge radio code/model info? Was there a "7"??

Edited by 56D500boy 2019-06-06 9:44 PM




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56D500boy
Posted 2019-06-07 12:54 AM (#583045 - in reply to #583040)
Subject: RE: 56 Dodge IBM Cards and Radio Codes



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I just figured out the "6", "8" and "9" in the model numbers: it refers to the number of tubes that are involved.

The 6 = 12BA6 12BE6 12AU6 12AV6 12AB5 12X4

The 8 = 12BA6 12BE6 12AU6 12AV6 12BF6 12AB5 12AB5 12X4

The 9 = 12BA6 12BE6 12BA6 12AV6 12AV6 12AU7 12AB5 12AB5 12X4

Example: " The HF93 / 12BA6 Vacuum tube is a miniature type used as an RF amplifier in AC/DC standard broadcast receivers, in FM receivers, and in other wide-band, HF applications. It requires a miniature 7-contact socket.

Electrical Data
Heater Voltage ................................ 12.6 V
Heater Current ................................ 0.15 A

Preferred Substitutes ................... 12AU6"

REFERENCE: http://www.worldtubecompany.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_...





Edited by 56D500boy 2019-06-07 1:00 AM




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