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    My vin is 10201 and I've got slanted tips. DMCMW Dave said this is the stock muffler style for '82s

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbillysims View Post
    Iíve never seen this radio interference badge before. Judging from the photos at: http://www.citizenkidd.com/dmc/pages...001&stop=15000, it appears that this was done for about a week with the first ~350 Ď82 cars. Anyone know the story with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Iíve never seen this radio interference badge before. Judging from the photos at: http://www.citizenkidd.com/dmc/pages...001&stop=15000, it appears that this was done for about a week with the first ~350 Ď82 cars. Anyone know the story with that?
    I can't say for certain it was specifically for the Canadian spec cars, but I believe that radio interference label was part of the small list of changes for the 17,XXX VIN cars that came to Canada. These had been 12,XXX VIN cars before the changes that included a metric instrument cluster and a few other things. Not sure what other cars got that radio interference label, either on purpose or unintentionally. The VIN chronology isn't exactly the most consistent thing in the world, as you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    I can't say for certain it was specifically for the Canadian spec cars, but I believe that radio interference label was part of the small list of changes for the 17,XXX VIN cars that came to Canada. These had been 12,XXX VIN cars before the changes that included a metric instrument cluster and a few other things. Not sure what other cars got that radio interference label, either on purpose or unintentionally. The VIN chronology isn't exactly the most consistent thing in the world, as you know.
    The logic that the radio label was for Canadian cars doesn't work. That would mean that it would only be put on cars with metrics like the speedo. I have seen that label on non-metric cars. The VIN chronology, for the most part, is pretty close. Exceptions arise from what happened at the QAC centers, the '83's and what dealers and owners did after the cars were built.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David T View Post
    The logic that the radio label was for Canadian cars doesn't work. That would mean that it would only be put on cars with metrics like the speedo. I have seen that label on non-metric cars. The VIN chronology, for the most part, is pretty close. Exceptions arise from what happened at the QAC centers, the '83's and what dealers and owners did after the cars were built.
    Using words like "logic" to try and justify logistics at the DMC plant is a bit illogical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Using words like "logic" to try and justify logistics at the DMC plant is a bit illogical.
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    VIN 10201 does not have that interference badge above the vin.

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    10270 does.

    It's frequently the first detail that other DMC owners notice. I've been asked if it was a Canadian car before, so that rumor seems to be well circulated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    Iíve never seen this radio interference badge before. Judging from the photos at: http://www.citizenkidd.com/dmc/pages...001&stop=15000, it appears that this was done for about a week with the first ~350 Ď82 cars. Anyone know the story with that?
    Interesting that it isn't all 350 cars, just about 80% of them. Those 10xxx cars that were revinned as 15xxx cars also kept the radio interference plate, well, those that had them already.

    I didn't find any 12xxx cars with it, but as Jonathan says, several 17xxx cars.

    And a small few have the radio plate at the bottom of the VIN plate rather than at the top. Because, why not.


    After a bit of googling, I found this IEEE standard:

    C95.1-1982 - American National Standard Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 300 kHz to 100 Ghz

    which perhaps was the instigator for all this.

    Perhaps the original Craig radio didn't have such a compliance sticker but the later ASI ones did, thus rendering a secondary label un-necessary? Interestingly the ASI radio became standard at around 10305.

    I wonder if those with the radio plate have a Craig and those in this 10xxx window without the radio plate have an ASI radio?
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    I don't think it's related to the radio. Probably the ignition system as it has huge potential for RFI if not properly designed. The radio would have had FCC type acceptance separately and it's enclosed in a full metal cage and installed into a second metal cage.

    The exact phrase brings up some funny stuff, including notes regarding Canadian RFI compliance from Toro.

    https://www.google.com/search?q="com...e+regulations"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    C95.1-1982 - American National Standard Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 300 kHz to 100 Ghz
    If the AC doesn't work on a summer day it might feel like a microwave oven, but there isn't anything on a car that can generate RF levels of concern. If there is, you'll feel it in your eyeballs first
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