The original Delco ETR Radio in my 86' El Camino, fondly called the Cowboy Cadillac, with Cassette and Clock became un-serviceable in 1995. I replaced it with a Alpine single DIN unit but was never happy with the appearance in the dash. Recently I discovered the #RetroSound Newport 1.5 DIN radio. Had it installed by Nick Tarrant at Sound Werks in Phoenix. The Newport fits and looks great. Now I have the convenience of Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming. It is compatible with iPod and iPhone, and it plays MP3 and WMA files via USB ports. Very happy with the upgrade.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
The end of an era in the Cowboy Cadillac, my '86 Chevrolet El Camino! The Zemco ZT-4 Driving Computer was replaced by a Garmin Nũvi 2599 LMTHD touchscreen and voice-activated GPS with HD Traffic and a backup camera. The ZT-4 was installed in 1986, and unfortunately, the parts necessary to keep it functioning are not available. The navigation unit and back up camera are both welcome additions, but I will miss the trip computer and fuel consumption readings of the Zemco microprocessor. The Garmin might have an ap for that, but it will not be the same!