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The Metra 44pw32 unit that Centerline sells has been discontinued. Does anyone know of a suitable substitute? Thank you.

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check with jason at alfissimo.com.

he might be able to get it for you.

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Classic Alfa is also sold out.

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The Metra 44pw32 unit that Centerline sells has been discontinued. Does anyone know of a suitable substitute? Thank you.
There's always one responder to these posts that's not on-point (helpful) with the topic so here it is:

The antenna on my '86 Graduate is built into the windshield and not too effective. Most of us have long since replaced our original radios with subsequent modern ones. I'm on my 3rd (AM/FM/Cassette (original) to AM/FM/CD, and now AM/FM/Bluetooth). I think Bluetooth is the new replacement "antenna" am I'm NOT a tech guy at all and a proud old-schooler mostly.

Occasionally I tune-in to the ball game on AM when I'm out with my Italian girlfriend but as modern commercial-ridden FM radio is awful as is hate-filled AM talk radio, not having an antenna is not a big loss.

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The Metra 44pw32 unit that Centerline sells has been discontinued. Does anyone know of a suitable substitute? Thank you.
some shop might have a NOS in stock even if the model has been discontinued

like here maybe?? (always depends how often these websites are updated etc)
worth a call, if nothing else

44-PW32 - Metra Antenna - White Smoke Motorsports LLC - "The Future of Performance"
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Retrosound lists some power antennas:

https://www.retromanufacturing.com/c...power-antennas
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some shop might have a NOS in stock even if the model has been discontinued

like here maybe?? (always depends how often these websites are updated etc)
worth a call, if nothing else

44-PW32 - Metra Antenna - White Smoke Motorsports LLC - "The Future of Performance"
They don’t have stock. Thanks.

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I think a "RetroSound PA-03" power antenna would fit in the limited under fender clearance we have in our cars. It will fit in a fender hole opening as small as 1" in diameter, and only requires 8-3/4" depth clearance underneath.

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I think a "RetroSound PA-03" power antenna would fit in the limited under fender clearance we have in our cars. It will fit in a fender hole opening as small as 1" in diameter, and only requires 8-3/4" depth clearance underneath.
I did look at that one. I may be forced to give it a try. Thank you and Mario.

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I would think there is enough room for a "Hirschman" power antenna. You probably have several sources for these as they fit a number of European cars. You might have to rewire the connectors to make it work. Let us know which one fits as most of the factory ones are shot and need replacing. (my spider one is dead)

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