Get FM Radio in Your 1960's-1970's BUICK. New-In-Box, Vintage Kraco FM Converter

Discussion in 'Parts for sale' started by Jolly-John, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Jolly-John

    Jolly-John Well-Known Member

    Here's a never-installed KRACO FM Converter from back in the day. It allows you to receive FM radio stations on your car's AM radio. Works with all 12v AM radios. These FM converters were all the rage in the mid-1960's through the 1970's. This was before factory AM/FM radios were common.

    Nice, compact size, measuring just 4-1/2" wide by 5-1/2" deep by 1-1/2" high. Small enough to be easily installed under your dash, or hidden inside your car's glove box.

    Obviously, it doesn't get any better than an NOS KRACO FM Converter that's still blister-wrapped in its original box. This vintage KRACO converter has all the cables, mounting brackets, and full instructions. Sorry the photos aren't better, but the factory blister-wrap has never been opened.

    Easy to hook-up. You tune the FM stations on the converter, and the FM output of the converter plays through any unused frequency on the higher end of your stock AM radio dial. No changes of any kind are made to your existing AM radio, and it isn't removed from the dash during the process. Complete installation time for this FM converter should be about 15 minutes. VERY SIMPLE TO INSTALL.

    The price for this new-in-box, vintage KRACO FM Converter is $65, plus the shipping. Thanks for looking. John
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  2. OHC JOE


    Now that's a day two upgrade..
    Ryan must install in his charm GS
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  3. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    I’ll date myself, I had one of those back in the day
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  4. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    I had one also but it did not have the AFC option, what was that for?

    Not trying to hijack a for sale thread.
  5. Jolly-John

    Jolly-John Well-Known Member

    No problem, Mike. "AFC" stands for Automatic Frequency Control. That was a feature that locked in the FM station after you tuned it in. It was designed to prevent the station's signal from drifting or becoming "detuned" as you drove. Later AM/FM car radios had this feature, but it was built into the radio's circuitry, so you never knew it was at work.

    I've had other FM converters with this AFC switch over the years, and most times I found I didn't need to use it. I usually left the selector switch on "FM" (unless I wanted to listen to AM radio). John
  6. Chris Kurz

    Chris Kurz Well-Known Member

    I’ll take it. I’ll contact you tomorrow about payment and where to ship.
  7. Jolly-John

    Jolly-John Well-Known Member

    SOLD.....Thank you, Chris. John
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  8. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Hey Jolly John,... You always find the coolest stuff!!! However, I'll bet ya aintgot a Kraco Stereo 8 Track to Cassette adapter unit like this one?

    Oya, Like Roy above, Im dating myseff too!

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay

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  9. Jolly-John

    Jolly-John Well-Known Member

    You're right, Wheelz.....I sure don't have one of those. A very interesting gizmo. This adapter sure served a purpose at the time. Thanks for sharing fun stuff. John
  10. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    I have one of those!
  11. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Just tossing in my nickel's worth

    Sorry to hijack, but do you want to sell that thing Wheelz? PM me please if you do...
  12. Jolly-John

    Jolly-John Well-Known Member

    Hey, Wheelz....If you sell your KRACO 8-Track to Cassette Adapter gizmo to Marc, I'll expect a commission. :):):). Take care, buddy. John

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