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Old 10-13-2013, 06:41 PM
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They do look correct to me now, it drives me nuts how this could work. I don't understand this computer stuff.

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I would venture to guess that the speedo cable was re-routed to the back of the unit and then another section went to the speedo . It basically counted revolutions and a mechanism fed out pre printed cards. Not quite the " computer " as to day.

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:31 PM
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That comment was referring to the photos I posted and how they were side ways even though I straightened them on photobucket.

But yes, I mentioned that, they call it a "Computer", I can't even believe that term would have been used in 67, and of course it wasn't a "Computer". At that time a computer to do something even as simple as that would have probably filled the trunk and the back seat!

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Old 10-13-2013, 08:53 PM
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That comment was referring to the photos I posted and how they were side ways even though I straightened them on photobucket.

But yes, I mentioned that, they call it a "Computer", I can't even believe that term would have been used in 67, and of course it wasn't a "Computer". At that time a computer to do something even as simple as that would have probably filled the trunk and the back seat!

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Way bigger than that, Brian. An IBM took up a WHOLE room.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:45 PM
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I tried to find something,all I can find a 1939 car (no name printed ) had a trial fm only /not am-fm , but RCA closed most fm stations and in 1939 Edwin Armstromg made a am/fm radio for automotive use but Rcw blocked the sale to public ,finally in 1954 Cadillac installed one (1 ) on a new to be released 55 Eldorado Show car ,but Edwin Armstrong removed the air cond from his notel room and jumped to fis death ,,Never got to see his invention installed in car,,RCA released the fm later under the name Moterola and was offered in 1961 Fords as a option ,,so my answer of 1955 would not be correct as only one was installed,i read the artice some where long ago but had forgot the facts so I just read it again ,so 1961 was probably what you were looking for ?? some one else may have a better answer .ask another if this is correct I have got something to do for now ,,
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As a factory installed unit I'm not sure bur the first marketable AM-FM automobile radio was released to the public by Blaupunkt in 1952.

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Old 10-13-2013, 10:14 PM
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....so 1961 was probably what you were looking for ??....
The one I'm thinking of was earlier than 1961...and was not a Ford or Cadillac.

Also, technically, two makes introduced them in the same year, though one make ceased to exist before the end of that model year.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:20 PM
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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As a factory installed unit I'm not sure bur the first marketable AM-FM automobile radio was released to the public by Blaupunkt in 1952.

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I remember some of the German and English cars had FM and Short wave radios in early cars don't remember the year..i was thinking American.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:39 AM
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Packard 1956

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Old 10-14-2013, 07:45 AM
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Way bigger than that, Brian. An IBM took up a WHOLE room.

I am thinking for JUST an odometer like computer it wouldn't be THAT big, but you could be right, maybe there was nothing in the middle, it was a computer or it wasn't?

Reminds me of when I was at at Titan Missile silo in Arizona on a road trip. We were in the control room where this sucker was fired off from. The walls were covered with drawers, about half of them being empty. A portion of them are shown in this photo.



The docent explained how when the thing was made in the early sixties, the "computer" filled all those drawers. When it was rebuilt/updated in the late sixties, half that room wasn't needed for the computer.....he added...and today you all have more computer in your pocket than would be needed. LOL Amazing how that has gone, so when are you going to get your wrist watch phone/computer I see advertised on tv?


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Packard 1956

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Not Packard, but I'm going to give to you for being the closest.

The answer I was looking for is 1958 Lincoln and/or Continental. Continental was it's own division until mid-'58 when it was absorbed into the Lincoln division.


The Bendix FM tuner was separate from the main radio and was mounted on the transmission hump.

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Well I did find a 1956 Packard which advertised a "Factory" AM/FM radio but the picture was not detailed enough to verify whether or not it really was factory.

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Measuring stuff? (big stuff?)
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:38 PM
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I am thinking measuring the crank bearing surface on a REALLY big crank.

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:09 AM
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Looks like a large buck riveter (solid rivets) like we used at the ship yards?

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