The Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop



July 1

Over 2022 Bolters live "up over" ... a cool addition to the flavor of
The Stovebolt Page.

Birthday salutes here!

Stovebolt Site Search
Oh Lord, I just gotta find it....

A pdf guide to help you search the Site

Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!

Who's Online Now
10 members (buoymaker, fixite7, 87GN, DaveV, 4 invisible), 89 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Step-by-step instructions for pictures in the forums
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1424212 Thu Sep 16 2021 12:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 721
I have a restored 6V AM radio that I run in my 1948 Chevy 1/2 ton truck. Are front wheel static collectors (GM part 494786) still needed to maximize reception? I do NOT have them on my truck. I read somewhere that today's modern tires contain graphite, cancelling out the need for the static collectors. A few condensers are installed in various locations around the truck. If advised that using the static collector is still a good idea, where would a guy source a pair of them?

fonz8261 #1424248 Thu Sep 16 2021 07:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 1,494
Are you talking about the same things as discussed in this Buick forum?

1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
fonz8261 #1424253 Thu Sep 16 2021 08:11 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 721
Yes. That is an interesting post. Thanks for sharing it.

fonz8261 #1424316 Fri Sep 17 2021 11:25 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 9,144
They were an item offered I believe by GM, I think on their big trucks. Today I think they are irrelevant. They did use condensers on the generator, regulator and coil feed to cut down on other interference. They are useful, especially in low signal situations.

fonz8261 #1424321 Fri Sep 17 2021 12:02 PM
Joined: Jan 2016
Posts: 819
When I first started driving in 1974 I had a 62 Chevy Impala and then a 64 Impala. I remember putting some sort of condenser inline of the radio wiring to cut out the engine noise. It was sold specifically as a noise suppressor for the radio. They worked for the most part but were not 100%.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
fonz8261 #1424326 Fri Sep 17 2021 12:22 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 721
This page is taken from the 1951 Chevrolet Radio Service and Shop Manual. #3 references the static collectors.

Attached Images

Moderated by  truckernix 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5