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Old 12-01-2021, 09:12 PM   #61
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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. L
I guess we'll find out about that Ordsgt. You could very well be right, and I'm going to put your theory to the test!

If I have problems, or additional thoughts on this subject.....I'll be sure to let you all know about it.

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Old 12-01-2021, 09:13 PM   #62
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Looking original is good but I chose to drive safer as I don't think most newer drivers have any idea what hand signals are
In California hand signals are part of the Driving exam when you get your license so I assume people knew what hand signals are at some point. The inspector asks you the demonstrate hand signals before even starting the car.

I think part of the problem is people are off in their own little world and don't pay attention when they are driving.
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Old 12-01-2021, 09:20 PM   #63
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I think part of the problem is people are off in their own little world and don't pay attention when they are driving.
You know Y-Blockhead... I agree with that 100%. Whether one uses hand signals, or has turn signals, it just doesn't matter if the other driver isn't paying attention... and, that accounts for the great majority of accidents these days, IMHO.

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Old 12-03-2021, 12:08 AM   #64
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I have turn signals on my 29 Phaeton but I frequently use hand signals without any issues. I am now building a 31 Victoria that never had them and it will stay that way.
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Old 12-03-2021, 09:43 AM   #65
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Those are pretty! How bright are they? Iam thinking they are 12 volt?
Yes, they are bright, 12 volts and sequential. They are meant to be a white driving light that turns into an amber sequential turn signal when the turn indicator is activated. With all the RF noise created by the Model A engine I could not get it to work properly, worked fine with engine not running. I eliminated the control box and just connected the signals. Very visible when lit and kind of blends in when not lit.

SOCAL-LED 2x Arrow LED DRL Switchback Strips 10" (25cm) 12V Sequential Flashing Turn Signal Lights, Dual-Color Amber White


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Looks like you will have to copy and paste the above link into a google search bar, thought you could just click on the link.... but nope Sorry
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:10 AM   #67
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Looks like you will have to copy and paste the above link into a google search bar, thought you could just click on the link.... but nope Sorry
PalAl's link to his "pretty" turn signals;

https://www.amazon.com/SOCAL-LED-Swi...84861547&psc=1
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Old 12-03-2021, 07:03 PM   #68
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I am now building a 31 Victoria that never had them and it will stay that way.
There is obviously a large percentage of Model A owners, who have chosen to not have turn signals.

I was quite surprised to see such opposition to my strobe light idea.....but, in retrospect, it seems that it was mostly from those who already have turn signals. We can get into the psychology of that, but that opposition may have roots in a group need to be "validated" in having turn signals.

Admittedly, I've only been a part of the Model A community for a very short time.....but, considering what seems evident in this thread, I can imagine there have been spirited discussions over having, or not having turn signals, prior to this one.

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Looks like you will have to copy and paste the above link into a google search bar, thought you could just click on the link.... but nope Sorry
Thank you Iam 6volts but might try them, could use them on my modern!
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Old 12-03-2021, 11:57 PM   #70
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There is obviously a large percentage of Model A owners, who have chosen to not have turn signals.

I was quite surprised to see such opposition to my strobe light idea.....but, in retrospect, it seems that it was mostly from those who already have turn signals.

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Actually I give you credit for coming up with a creative idea to get noticed. If your concerned it's legit to you and I respect that.

I have them on my 29 and I hate the fact that they are not self canceling. Because of this I find myself using hand signals a lot but then again I do live in the country so I feel I can get away without them.

I am building the 31 Victoria to Fine Point and no Model A ever had factory turn signals.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:12 AM   #71
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I consider my Model A as a touring car. While out and about in traffic, whether in town or out on any somewhat busy highway, cars really need to see what my intentions of turning or merging are. I don't want them to read my mind. Hand signals cannot be easily seen while in the dark or just try to signal out the drivers door to someone in a lane to the right when you want to merge in. I put a bunch of money into my car and these won't do well in any kind of a mishap. I won't be turning in my turn signals any time soon. For what it's worth, I also have a right-hand tail/stop light too. I don't have separate turn signal fixtures in the back. Like others, I wired them into the stop lights and the turn signal switch.
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:02 AM   #72
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PalAl's link to his "pretty" turn signals;

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Thank you, what did I do wrong?

Rather than "Pretty" I think "Manley" describes them much better
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:04 AM   #73
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Thank you Iam 6volts but might try them, could use them on my modern!

Modern car will most likely not have all the RF Noise, they are cool lights
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I wired in a buzzer and a dash LED to remind me to shut my turn signal off.
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