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Old 08-05-2019, 10:37 PM   #1
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How do you all feel about putting turn signals on your Model A. I just finished installing mine and I am still undecided how I feel about it. But, people are so distracted today on the road, I can only imagine someone "may" miss hitting me if they see the blinker in their peripheral vision.
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Old 08-05-2019, 10:47 PM   #2
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I wouldn’t drive my Model A like I do without turn signals and two taillights. Folks today do not understand arm signals.....
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:46 PM   #3
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I first tried driving my Ford using only hand signals. Today's drivers think you are waving.

The indicators are a must in today's traffic.
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Old 08-05-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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I have them, and I feel safer having them. People in general do not look for hand signals and most dont even know about them.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:42 AM   #5
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I have them on my Model T and they came on my 48 F2. If l owned a Model A it would have them too.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:15 AM   #6
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I’ve been thinking about putting turn signals on my A. I don’t think people pay attention to arm signals, when they encounter an old car.
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:17 AM   #7
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I have them on one, but not the other two. I will add them as time allows, I don't like the looks of the bumper mounts,. so will convert the cowl lights on one and add them on the other. It is such a pain to roll down the window, and signal, while you are trying to steer and downshift. and my hand gets cold!
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I wouldn't consider driving my A without them. Today's drivers are nuts!
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:45 AM   #9
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I wouldn't consider driving my A without them. Today's drivers are nuts!
Especially Australian drivers, we would have to be close to being the worst and angriest.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:49 AM   #10
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I switch the front flashers with the tail lights.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:51 AM   #11
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Here in Newfoundland Canada you have to have signal lights for Motor Vehicle Inspection purposes. Also it would be suicide to drive without them.
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Old 08-06-2019, 05:09 AM   #12
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IMHO, they are a basic requirement.

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Old 08-06-2019, 05:57 AM   #13
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Especially Australian drivers, we would have to be close to being the worst and angriest.
Yup, they are except you and I! Sometimes I wonder about .....
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:36 AM   #14
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I haven't yet, but it's only a matter of time before I put them on my car. A couple weeks ago I was at a red light and was going to make a right turn, opposite me was a policeman. As I signaled a right turn the policeman waved at me! If anyone should have known my signal, it should have been him!
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:13 AM   #15
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I don't like them. They are not original looking at all. We have hand signals. HOWEVER, after I finished my car and took it for a short drive, I put them on my car. It is better to be safe. There are way too many dumb drivers out there.
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Yellow left handed glove left over from the "Honor Guard" service works for me - so far.

Signalling a right turn it helps if one holds the hand/arm outstretched to the left and palm back, then raises the arm vertical and points right with the index finger.

But that is all "gestures" attempting to convey more information simply in an I-Phone screen age.

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Old 08-06-2019, 07:34 AM   #17
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I don't like them. They are not original looking at all. We have hand signals. HOWEVER, after I finished my car and took it for a short drive, I put them on my car. It is better to be safe. There are way too many dumb drivers out there.
That was a concern . . . staying original as possible. But I'm sure there's very few out there who know what is and what is not original for these cars. Safety First. I'm also putting seatbelts in. oh pooo.
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:49 AM   #18
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I like the looks of your turn signals, the round shape looks like it belongs on the A. Are they halogen, LED or standard bulbs and where did you get them?


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Old 08-06-2019, 12:04 PM   #19
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I like the looks of your turn signals, the round shape looks like it belongs on the A. Are they halogen, LED or standard bulbs and where did you get them?


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These are motorcycle turn signals off ebay. I then replaced the 12v bulb with 6v 5w incandescent bulbs also purchased via ebay. The lights also come in a black version.
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:13 PM   #20
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I feel turn signals are a necessity. Even with them had other drivers attempting to pass when making a turn. I think they should be as bright as possible so as to be seen by other drivers. The younger drivers do not know hand signals, yet they should have learned them from bike safety classes. You need to try to be as safe as possible as you have a large investment in your vehicle and a higher one in trying to save you and your passengers lives.
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