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Old 12-07-2019, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default Convert 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric

I would like to convert my 1921 Kerosene tail light to electric without butchering the burner. Are there any kits available?
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I'm not sure what kits there are, but i simply didn't install a burner.
Instead, just ran speaker wire in through the hole where the burner winder pokes out and dropped that into the fuel bowl where the wire made a U-turn, and connected to a bulb socket.
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Instead, just ran speaker wire in through the hole where the burner winder pokes out and dropped that into the fuel bowl where the wire made a U-turn, and connected to a bulb socket.
That is what I did on my 1913.....works great.
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I'm sorry but the thrill of it all is wooden matches and light em up . smell the smoke and
need electric I go in my 46 V8 LOL
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I'm sorry but the thrill of it all is wooden matches and light em up . smell the smoke and
need electric I go in my 46 V8 LOL
You can't have a kerosene brake light.
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I had a pair of very small but bright LED lights mounted under the rear body of a 1911 Buick & they worked very well. Following motorists need to see 2 brake/tail lights to understand what is going on. The same car has a pair of tiny Halogen driving lights concealed under the acetylene head lights. All of the flame powered lights still work but it is certainly safer & simpler to pull on a hidden switch when you are 1/2 hour from home & darkness is approaching.
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You can't have a kerosene brake light.
Simple learn how to drive, not me its them : its called tailgating $50 fine
However that car avitar how many stop light switch's do I have to go thru?

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Simple learn how to drive, not me its them : its called tailgating $50 fine
However that car avitar how many stop light switch's do I have to go thru?
The law here says I must have a brake light.
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Most all states have Slow Moving Vehicle laws. Now the definition is 25 MPH or slower so most model Ts could beat that but at night?. SMV laws also apply to horse & buggy vehicles that share the road with motor vehicles. They are truly SMVs. They still have to have two white forward facing lights and two red rearward facing lights but they also have to have the SMV orange reflective triangle and two flashing amber lights to be on at all times just like a farm tractor. Turn signals are optional. Many of the Amish buggies also have brakes fitted but they don't use brake lights and most only have two wheel brakes. Most lighting systems for buggies are LED and they use rechargeable electric drill type batteries with spares in the cab.

Most folks with Model Ts don't drive after dark but some like to live on the edge. I don't even like driving my model A after dark very often. Folks here in SA will run right over you if you don't go 70 mph.
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