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I’ve used car stereos for mostly FM DX’ing for years. Some have been just given to me. Just rework that Motorola connector with an “F” connector pigtail, a decent 13.8VDC power supply (2 amp minimum.), and either decent speakers, or a resistor network to drop audio power to audio line level to feed a stereo amp, and there ya go. Yeah, you can make a decent AM receiver that was as well, since the RX (Receiver), specs for sensitivity and adjacent channel rejection will usually exceed that of most portable and home tuners. And, if you have car stereos given to you, that price is right.