Thanks Scott Williams and CobraJet for restating what I am pretty sure
others have said and probably many more have thought.
I connected it to the battery and it was a no go.
I hauled out the radio and checked all the connections [finally having
good weather and the time to do so! As the radio was getting power only
when the ignition was at accessory, or the car was started, the power
had to be correct.
So I checked the trickle feed wire back from the connection I had made.
Sure enough - there IS an inline fuse all wrapped up in the myriad of
wiring. I was only seeing the end that hung down after I neatly placed
all of the wires up behind the radio out of the way.
THE INLINE FUSE WAS BLOWN!
Replaced the inline fuse and it worked immediately.
I have the trickle feed connected to the end of the cigarette lighter
with an eyelet connector. So that DOES work! YEAH!
Many, many thanks to those of you who have offered help - it is greatly
'65 Caspian blue 6 cylinder coupe, blue interior [07.85 to present]
'96 Forest green GT coupe, grey interior [04.96 to 04.00]
'88 medium blue 5.0LX hatchback, grey interior [93-04.96]
'80 white hatchback, red interior [91-93]
My other car is a Ford - '04 Escape, 6 cylinder, silver, grey cloth -
LOVE IT - it's my second Escape.