thanks for keeping us in the loop. looking to mod my stock '63 radio so will be following intently. i have one NOS front speaker but hopefully mod will still work. though i think a fader may be in a bag somewhere, i'll stick with the mono.Alright, now I see what they did. Definitely a special POT that most likely would never be found. From the looks of it, I'm
thinking the POT's power rating would be sufficient so it would handle the full speaker output of the radio's amplifier. That's
the way they would have had to do it back in the days of mono amplifiers. I have a radio I bought on eBay that I'm going
to use for the modification but if I were to modify that radio with a 100 watt amp, the POT would not have enough power
capability to handle an amplifier with that much output.
FYI, I found an NOS Fader Pot online yesterday and bought it. I will use it with the NOS AM Radio I have. If the modification
radio doesn't work out, I'll do a bluetooth mod on the NOS radio and just use the original mono power amplifier even though
it's only 5 watts. Believe it or not, a 5 watt radio can be very loud as long as you don't overdrive it.
So you see I have two radio mods on paper to try. It's hard to talk about both of the mods in one post but if all goes as planned I'll keep you guys posted.