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1971 Mustang Radios
Three types of radios were available on the 71 Mustang - an
AM Only, AM 8-Track and and AM/FM. These are described below;
AM/8 Track Rear
There were two radio bezels for the 71 Mustang. The one
at left is for the AM and AM/FM radio. Note the black strip (between the
red arrows) to accommodate the shorter face of these radios while the
version at right for the taller AM/8 Track required a taller opening
(black strip is removed).
Radio Blockoff Plate
This is the blockoff plate used when a car was ordered
with the Radio Delete option. An installed view is shown below;
Radio Support Bracket
The back of the dash radio opening has
a slot that this clip slides into and grabs. There were 2-3 different ones
for 71-73. The clip attaches to the back of the radio with the clip bracket
pointing down. The clip opening then points forward toward the dash slot at
the lower part of the dash opening.
The part number for the 71 - 72 antenna is
D1ZZ-18813-A., which is a telescoping design. Note the '73 version (part
number D3ZZ-18813-A is different. It is a non-telescoping design.
Rear Mount Antenna
Some owners with
rear mount antennas have asked us whether or not this could have been a
factory installation. Mr. F, of FoMoCo.com
provided the following info on this subject;
|Does anybody out there know the
proper location of the radio antenna for a 1971 Mach 1
Ford's assembly documents, promotional photos, etc.
are unambiguous in showing the R/H fender as the only "factory"
location. And even the dealer's radio installation kit comes with
identical instructions, including a 1:1 template for drilling.
However, it should be pointed out that it was
possible to order a Mustang sans radio. This also meant "less
antenna" and - in at least some model years - the antenna location was
not predrilled. In theory, then, the owner of said car was free to have
an antenna mounted wherever (and whenever) he desired. :-)
This is the speaker used under dash on the 71 Mustang.
It was part # D1ZA-19A054-A. At right is the speaker grill used to protect
speakers installed in the 71 Mustang doors.
Speaker Wiring Harness
This photo shows the wiring and rubber bellows that
protect the speaker wiring harness.
AM/FM Radio Manual
This is the manual that came with 71 Mustangs equipped with the
AM/FM Radio. It is Ford Part No. D1AA-19A016-AA and is 15 pages long.
1971 Cougar Radios
Two types of radios were available on the 71 Cougar - AM/FM and
AM 8-Track. These are described below;
Part number D1WA-19A242-AD
The 71 Cougar Bezel is shown above. Like the Mustang,
two different opening heights were available depending on whether the
radio was an AM/8 track or AM/FM.
Side by side comparison of 71 Cougar to 71 Mustang
Bezels. Different hole locations and 5 versus 4 holes
Cougar Radio Bezel
Cougar (and Mustang) owners need to make sure they are
getting the correct bezel when buying at swap meets or E-Bay. Although the
Cougar and Mustang versions look the same at first glance, they are actually
different designs. In the comparison photo above right, note first that the
Cougar version has 5 mounting holes versus the Mustang's 4. This is a good
quick way to tell the difference. More importantly, note that the 4 mounting
holes are drilled in different locations between the two designs making them
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