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09-20-2018 01:59 PM
donfenn
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Originally Posted by redghost View Post
When I got my SL it had been crapped upon and some turd neon flashing Sony system installed to keep the really old school Cellular One carphone company. It was hideous, so it all had to come out. Did not work anyway.

The wrong becker went into the butchered hole the Sony came out of. When the local MBCA had a Preservation class judging event, many points were deducted for screwing up the audio selection. I might as well have tossed a Kmart 8-track in the hole. The speakers in a big box on the parcel shelf cost me the badge and certificate. It seems that the proper audio set up matters to valuation as well as collectability.
Back in the 80's a bunch of butchering was done in the name of high fidelity, and most of these cars has old-school cellular phone installations too... I had to clean up cellular wiring and antennas on a couple of SLs.

Certainly if you are showing your car, you want to keep things clean and original, but most of us just want modern conveniences and decent sound in our cars. Sliding a single DIN unit in the spot where the OEM Becker sits is easy-- and so is putting the Becker back if you ever want to do so... I have my old Becker's handy if a downstream owner ever wants to go back to OEM.
09-20-2018 12:44 PM
redghost When I got my SL it had been crapped upon and some turd neon flashing Sony system installed to keep the really old school Cellular One carphone company. It was hideous, so it all had to come out. Did not work anyway.

The wrong becker went into the butchered hole the Sony came out of. When the local MBCA had a Preservation class judging event, many points were deducted for screwing up the audio selection. I might as well have tossed a Kmart 8-track in the hole. The speakers in a big box on the parcel shelf cost me the badge and certificate. It seems that the proper audio set up matters to valuation as well as collectability.
09-18-2018 05:03 PM
mjoecups
Casette in Old MB

I still rock out to cassette's in my 1999 e320 wagon as well. Although I admit I did do the mod which add's a line in to the cassette deck, and allows me to play music from any phone or iPod with a headphone jack...
09-18-2018 04:36 PM
joser85 Cassette tapes are part of the fun! Think of it as a time machine. Roxanne by The Police was the first song to be played on my restored Becker cassette player, and then I purchased some retro Vans to go along with my '85 😎
09-18-2018 04:22 PM
mjoecups He can't see anything with his head that far up his butt, so the sticker is no problem.
09-17-2018 04:40 PM
PanzerPuff
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I was amazed at the miles and how one keeps this in their Garage for so long without enjoying it more, My gain I guess.
This is surprisingly common for these old 107s. They were expensive enough that fewer people owned them as primary transportation, mostly summer drivers or just for fun and snob appeal. I found a bunch of low mile garage queens before I bought my 1987, that was stowed away in an airport hanger by a retired pilot. Even so he kept all the service records and the dealer did all the right stuff, like the timing chain and subframe bushings.
09-17-2018 04:36 PM
jaymaynard
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Originally Posted by Martinp View Post
which is the best for a small 4" diameter front replacement
Rockford Fosgate makes a 4-inch speaker that does pretty well. It seems to be the default option around this group.
09-17-2018 04:00 PM
Martinp I was amazed at the miles and how one keeps this in their Garage for so long without enjoying it more, My gain I guess.
09-17-2018 03:57 PM
Martinp Thanks again Don for your input, Plenty of great Road Trips ahead of me here for sure, took the hardtop off in anticipation of our "Indian Summer" weather coming up. hope to at least break in those lost miles that the vehicle sat for 10+ years.
09-17-2018 03:55 PM
Martinp I think to agree with you it will be a long time before it is close to selling it for profit, I have looked at these threads with great interest, seems like the sky is the limit to what can be done along with your wallet to have the means. My history of keeping cars long enough to make my investments worth while are long gone... its almost a hobby but an expensive one at that. I am hoping that I will stay the course and enjoy this roadster for awhile. I think i am leaning towards the Continental German Replacement seems to have all updates that I am looking for and will probably work with my local guy on the Speakers situation, that part is just so overwhelming trying to determine which is the best for a small 4" diameter front replacement and how far one needs to go to actually benefit from the modifications to the rear for higher quality sound. I looked into the Becker options as well and almost feel its better to just replace than modify.
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