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I would like to install an Ipod set-up in my '79. I have the original 8 track stereo and want to keep it in the car. However, there has to be a simple easy way to install an Ipod with amp that will work with the existing "system". I want to replace the old speakers, but only with factory sized speakers and am not interested in a real complicated system. Is there an easy way to do this install? Please let me know.

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Get the cheap replacement radio with the tape player. Goto radio shack and get the mini-stereo connector to tape player device that they used to sell with personal CD players back in the day. Probably easiest solution.
 

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I bought a USA-6 stereo from Eckler's that looks like a stock radio and comes with RCA inputs and an adaptor cord that plugs right into the speaker port of my I-POD. Works great.
 

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Best Buy sells a cig light adaptor/transmitter/dock for the iPod, no cables, no moving parts. It works pretty well. The only problem I had was in areas that have a lot of radio stations you get interferance on some channels, but it has a display to set the station on so no prob
 

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heres my ipod setup but i did take all the old stereo out and replace it with all new complicated stuff speaker,subs, tweeter etc. the ipod connection runs from the after market cd player to a box and then runs out through a hook up cord i made come out where the ash tray was and i made that piece to fit in there i know the fabric isnt all that great but its all i had at the moment and it matched the crappy interior the people who had it before redid it in. It nice and convenient because i can just drop it in and pull it out and dont have to mess with cds. Most of your ipod connections that hook up through radio frequencies and tape players dont have that good of sound quality and get static a good bit of the time. Im one of those pople who have the have good sound quality and well i love my music
 

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I would like to install an Ipod set-up in my '79. I have the original 8 track stereo and want to keep it in the car. However, there has to be a simple easy way to install an Ipod with amp that will work with the existing "system". I want to replace the old speakers, but only with factory sized speakers and am not interested in a real complicated system. Is there an easy way to do this install? Please let me know.

Thanks,
John
Check this out...
http://www.8trackheaven.com/cdconverter.html
 

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Thanks for the ideas. At least now I have something to go on. I was also wondering if there wasn't a cheap, small amp that I could run the Ipod through and hide it under the seat.
 

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Thanks for the ideas. At least now I have something to go on. I was also wondering if there wasn't a cheap, small amp that I could run the Ipod through and hide it under the seat.
I wonder if you could just completly bypass the 8-track altogether and go thru an amp? Or, you could use both the low-level and high-level inputs and still retain both. I'm just not sure if you could control the volume of ipod music if you went straight through the amp and to the speakers.
 

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You could get an amp and use the factory radio for the high input and the ipod in the rca inputs. Just get a headphone jack to rca adapter and you have the best of both worlds. The ipod would be your volume control.
 
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