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Old 11-29-2021, 05:39 AM   #41
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At night, a strobe right turn signal may not look very different from a left turn to a 21st century driver.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:40 AM   #42
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Being very rural I'd probably use what came on the car or add signals. I drove a truck and I've worked where the traffic had to be controlled and one thing you can count on is that you CANT count on people to be aware of their situational position. I was standing with a stop sign in my hand with a state trooper beside me with maybe ten vehicles stopped. Here comes a car around everyone and keeps going until my friend (state trooper) turned on lights he couldn't miss. Some people are stupid and some, I have no idea about but people don't see things the way most of us do. Motorcycles get hit by other vehicles because people's brains don't accept them being there, vs hitting an eighteen wheeler, their brain accepts that. It's not that your idea is stupid and without seeing it myself it might work but I'd not chance it. With an original tail light that is dim already the light could very well confuse a young person or person we all know.
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Old 11-29-2021, 08:48 AM   #43
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Isnt there some sort of magnetic base light that you could add when you want to go for a drive. I am with you on originality but my safety trumps that. Too many distracted drivers, and people in general that just should not be driving. Im afraid I will get rear ended in my new f150, let alone a slow moving vehicle with no lights. With LED even a small, unobtrusive light will be very effective.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:37 AM   #44
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Tractor Supply has lights that are magnetic mounted for trailers. Put something soft but thin on the magnets so they don't scratch the paint. Or you can make your own using high strength magnets from McMaster Carr.
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Old 11-29-2021, 11:44 AM   #45
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If you want effective turn signals, use turn signals. If you want something that will further distract other drivers, use your strobe light.
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:36 AM   #46
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I bought a pair of old turn signal lights with the arrow shaped lenses I plan to restore and use on front and add original style tail light on right for my AA project.



I am with you David- if going to make a change, keep it period.
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Old 11-30-2021, 05:51 AM   #47
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The 30 Fordor I drive doesn't have turn signals, and I have been using hand signals for about 2 years. Almost all is daytime driving, so that helps. Also do a lot of rural driving, but do have to go thru a city of 100k to get out of town, and have had no mishaps. I think any LEO who saw the strobe light would think...."that's better than just hand signals".
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Old 11-30-2021, 09:59 AM   #48
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i have turn signal system on my sedan. i have two tail/brake lights,the right one is an add on. the system uses the brake light system for the rear signals so no ugly lights back there. the front signals are the cowl lights which were added to my car. the car looks correct. the system works good and they are really helpful when driving in city mayhem.
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here is a thought, why don't you run this sort of signal light system, you don't have cowl lights but you could use the park light bulb in the head light, put a red bulb in there.
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:30 AM   #49
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here is a thought, why don't you run this sort of signal light system, you don't have cowl lights but you could use the park light bulb in the head light, put a red bulb in there.
That's a great idea......only, wouldn't it be more appropriate to use an amber bulb up front in the headlight housing?
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Old 11-30-2021, 10:38 AM   #50
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www.turnswitch.com is the one I use.

I have the switch hidden under the dash at the door pillar. You cant see it unless you look under the dash. Cowl lamps are the front lights and the rears use the brake light. You can adjust how long to leave them on for, or automatic self canceling. As long as your foot is on the brake pedal, the time wont start, then I have it set to turn off after 15 seconds.
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That's a great idea......only, wouldn't it be more appropriate to use an amber bulb up front in the headlight housing?
well sir
your title says "what about this idea?"
i am going to tell you exactly what i think.

your worried about period correct looking car well the strobe won't look period correct sticking out the drivers window in your hand.

as far as the park lights being used for your front signal
it's just an idea you could put what ever color light you want in there, makes no difference, it will still be better than some IDIOT sitting at a traffic light with his arm out the window with a flashing strobe light.

my honest opinion.
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That's a great idea......only, wouldn't it be more appropriate to use an amber bulb up front in the headlight housing?

That is exactly what I have on my Town Sedan.

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Old 11-30-2021, 09:17 PM   #53
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well sir
your title says "what about this idea?"
i am going to tell you exactly what i think.

your worried about period correct looking car well the strobe won't look period correct sticking out the drivers window in your hand.

as far as the park lights being used for your front signal
it's just an idea you could put what ever color light you want in there, makes no difference, it will still be better than some IDIOT sitting at a traffic light with his arm out the window with a flashing strobe light.

my honest opinion.
Jeez, one guy just gets BANNED for calling him STUPID and then you call him an IDIOT.
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:53 PM   #54
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There are many model A owners that swear by their add-on turn signals, and I can see where they would be a great addition to a daily driver......but.....I really hate the look of them. I want my model A to have the look of the old days.


Sooooo, what about this idea:

Mini Strobe Beacon Safety Flasher Warning Light / Magnetic Base Mount
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154223944800?var=454334244660

This is a hand-held red strobe light. It would likely be seen and recognized by those who are not used to seeing anyone using hand signals. It blinks, and is red, similar to modern turn signals.

It has a magnetic base that might be handy for keeping it somewhere in the driver's area, when not being used.

Well, yes......you still have to roll down your window!.....but your model A retains the old-timey look that I'm hoping to preserve.

What do you think of this?
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I understand your intent but is it safe?? steering, downshifting looking for the strobe in the cab, people stopping in front of you because of a red strobe etc.
Turn signals can be hidden in the headlight bucket, cowl lights, tail lights or??
Yes, they used hand signals years ago but I'm guessing few people recognize their meaning in today's world. Cars travel at a higher rate of speed and drivers are eating, reading and talking on their cell phones. Be careful out there wouldn't want anyone or your car to get injured. As a retired first responder I present this with all due respect.
Yes, I have LED turn signals front and back, I try to get my car on the road as much and as safely as possible.
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These are the led's I have in the front, back is led's in two tail lights
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Jeez, one guy just gets BANNED for calling him STUPID and then you call him an IDIOT.
Hello Ruth......Well, I guess you just have to be thick skinned around here, and let negative comments roll off your back. Judging by the thread titled "Manners... A new rule...", it sounds like there has been a problem with civility in the past. Some people just don't play well with others, and then they wonder why they aren't invited to the party!

Have a good day, Ruth!

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Old 12-01-2021, 10:35 AM   #57
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These are the led's I have in the front, back is led's in two tail lights
Those are pretty! How bright are they? Iam thinking they are 12 volt?
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Old 12-01-2021, 02:52 PM   #58
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EOC,
If you plan on interacting with any other traffic, I would suggest you find turn signals that don't stand out unless they are turned on. I have built a few Harley choppers and found that over the years, I needed more and more lights on the back to be seen by other drivers. Between poor driver's training and modern distractions like fancy displays on audio and cell phone usage, anything smaller than an 18 wheeler is unseen.
The rest of us on the Barn, would hate to hear of your early demise due to driver inattention.
Besides your flashlight may be mistaken for a Molotov Cocktail depending on where you are.
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Old 12-01-2021, 08:20 PM   #59
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If you plan on interacting with any other traffic, I would suggest you find turn signals that don't stand out unless they are turned on. I have built a few Harley choppers and found that over the years, I needed more and more lights on the back to be seen by other drivers. Between poor driver's training and modern distractions like fancy displays on audio and cell phone usage, anything smaller than an 18 wheeler is unseen.
The rest of us on the Barn, would hate to hear of your early demise due to driver inattention.
Besides your flashlight may be mistaken for a Molotov Cocktail depending on where you are.
Hello GeneBob......I'm keeping an open mind about the possibility of turn signals in the future. For now, my intentions are to try out the strobe light idea.

Thanks, EOG
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:01 PM   #60
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I understand your thoughts on the turn signal but you need to check with the authorities in your state. As a retired Law Enforcement officer I can tell you that the first time you put that strobe light out for a turn signal there is a good chance you will meet some local Law enforcement. Looking original is good but I chose to drive safer as I don't think most new er drivers have any idea what hand signals are
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