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Yes, that bracket on a 68-9, bolts to the transmission tunnel!
Glad it's working! Good luck!
And, don't forget to adjust the antenna trim when you have it all hooked up!


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The antenna trimmer adjustment is the little screw like post adjacent to the antenna jack on the radio. Raise the antenna to a normal height and select a radio station near the upper end of the dial. Turn this "trimmer screw" back and forth to maximize the radio station volume. This trimmer adjustment matches the electrical characteristics of the radio's tuning circuit to the electrical characteristics of the antenna. The trimmer only affects AM reception and has no effect on the FM reception of the am/fm radios.
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Thanks George.. I think I got it.Hopefully just one more question.There are thin nuts and washers that are used to mount the radio to the front of the pod and the faceplate.I have 4 each of them.Do you use all 4 and this sandwiches the pod and faceplate? Or do you use just 2 one for each side tightening them from the face plate
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Joe,

I don't really remember. I "think" that there is only a single thin washer and shaft nut on each side. The washer and nut secure the plastic faceplate that says American Motors and holds the radio secure to the pod. Don't over-tighten these, just snug will do. Don;t want to crack that faceplate !

You didn't remove the washers and nuts that secure the threaded shafts to the radio case did you ?

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No....I kind of thought it would only be a nut and washer on each side.When I tried to put 2 of each on the radio there did not look as if there would be enough thread left to sandwich the pod and the faceplate but I just wanted to be sure.
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Unsure, but I think 2 nuts are for the instance where the depth of the mounting needs to be adjusted,
1 nut would end up behind the plastic and act as a stop to set installed depth...
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Installed the Radio in the pod today.Only 1 nut and 1 washer per side was needed..Thanks to everyone for the help.

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Excellent!

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