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Old 11-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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I am in the process of restoring my 1989 PS 190 and I am trying to locate anyone that may have some parts for my radio. I am trying to locate a tuning knob and the preset number #1. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:54 PM
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Aww I threw that radio away a couple of years ago, I think I still have the manual though...
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:35 PM
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If i cannot locat the parts I need does anyone know if I can replace the current head unit with any single din unit and still use the plastic "Mastercraft" cover?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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I don't see why not. I thought you were a bit obsessive about the restoration if you wanted to keep your cassette player.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:17 PM
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I don't see why not. I thought you were a bit obsessive about the restoration if you wanted to keep your cassette player.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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I am obssessed because i have a huge "cassingle" collection
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:42 PM
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A few ideas..

1. The half moon type knobs are fairly common, you could throw out the single one and replace with two identical slightly different but fully fitting / functional others. A visit to a junk yard would be where to start or a used stereo store. This doesn't keep it 100%, but it would work and I doubt even the trained eye would spot the difference. Or better yet, visit a car audio install shop and ask them if they may have something.

2. Send a letter to Sony U.S. with a picture of the boat and the missing knob. Write a short summary of your passion for keeping it stock and how you like to tell a feel good story about how Sony helped you out.

3. I did a search but didn't find much, however, you could look up the other Sony models for that year and cross reference those models in a search... Sony now makes an LED TV with that model number.

4. Search your boat, could be hidden in there somewhere.

Hope that helps, I'll take another snoop around the net see if I can find something.

Edit... I skipped the preset, best bet is to find a used complete unit...that will be tricky.

Edit 2... 5. Keep a eye on others installing new stereos in their boats this winter...they may be throwing out what you're looking for...

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:52 PM
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I think that one other option would be to convert your tape collection to MP3 and replace the stereo with something modern...

One example...(there are tons of products in this space)

http://www.amazon.ca/Cassette-Conver.../dp/B005PU2SMS

Also keep in mind that back then they often changed the harnesses from year to year / model to model as CD / CD changers displaced cassette players in the late 80's / early 90's.

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:50 AM
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Thank you for the feedback KahunaCraft. I am going to ask Jim at Viper to keep an eye out for the parts when he takes the interior out. I have begun my search for a replacement stereo to put on my list to Santa.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:29 AM
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Whats that rectangle door for???? Just kidding, good luck with the resto.
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