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Old 01-20-2014, 10:53 AM   #21
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I'm using the signal stat, fog lights in the front and orig lights in the back along with the in-between bumper lights in the rear. Ran wires myself in the old looking loom, all conn hidden behind LH kick panel. Tedius but looks "original" for the 40's and on. FWIW
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Old 01-20-2014, 03:39 PM   #22
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I use Logo Lites. A little pricey but easy to install and they work great.
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And, as you say, they really don't work well at night.
Have you tried LED gloves? I think they're available on eBay. . . .
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:33 PM   #24
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Have you tried LED gloves? I think they're available on eBay. . . .
I have been thinking about getting one of these for my left hand. Still no good at night, but easier for others to see during the day!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:42 PM   #25
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Only 4-fingers per hand? Which one do you cut off to be able to wear these?
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:43 PM   #26
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I use hand signals, not for safety, but because it's the law. The law requires it from ME, the vehicle operator, to signal a lane change or turn, and I use exactly the signals the law requires me to use.



I can't base on what I do in life on the stupidest, not-attention-paying, texting kid. I obey by the law, and if others do not, they'll have to pay up for it. Their problem, not mine.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:06 PM   #27
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I have 5 Model A Fords to install turn signals this year my problem is which type to go with. I know each person does not want the signal stat on the column, they all like the switch under the dash rail. . .Mike
Not true! I absolutely love having the lever in a position where I do not have to take my left hand off the wheel- just extend a finger or two, like on a modern car.
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I have 5 Model A Fords to install turn signals this year my problem is which type to go with. I know each person does not want the signal stat on the column, they all like the switch under the dash rail. . .Mike


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Not true! I absolutely love having the lever in a position where I do not have to take my left hand off the wheel- just extend a finger or two, like on a modern car.
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I think Mike (the original poster) is saying that he already knows that his 5 customers do not want the lever on their column like you have. He is not making a global claim that no one driving a Model A wants a lever on the column.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:11 AM   #29
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Is it the bulk of the signal stat they don't like? Or that you can see the lever?

If it's the bulk, I used one of these with our setup: (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showpo...7&postcount=29)

but it's been in our garage for decades (probably 50-60 years!) Here is an ebay link:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STEERING-C...-/291014373152 I don't use the light in the end, but I have a bleeper in the kickpanel to remind us they're on, and an electronic flasher for a vintage VW to keep the flash rate steady.

Otherwise my old '58 VW had this lever for the semaphores:


There are also some REALLY neat clockwork switches, you turn it to either side, and it ticks away (eventually cancelling itself) and some also take the place of the flasher relay - it flashes the lights itself!
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:09 AM   #30
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check out this site

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seems a good deal
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:21 PM   #31
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Here's a photo of my setup. Double rear taillights with LED lens wired as both brake and turn signals. A third brake light wired for brake light only. Front turn signals are re-wired Logo wires for 6 volt operation. Circuitry is relay logic and is mounted in a small box under the drivers seat. The two switches (one for turn and one for flashers) are mounted in the header panel above the windshield along with a small green LED light which lights to let me know the turn signals are flashing. All done with no modification to Henry Ford steel.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:52 AM   #32
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[QUOTE=Mike;807177]I have 5 Model A Fords to install turn signals this year my problem is which type to go with. I know each person does not want the signal stat on the column, they all like the switch under the dash rail. Each owner wants the best quality set up, any help would be appreciated !

I used the A-13310-A6 switch from Snyders. I was going to mount under the dash but my son insisted it was best on the shift lever. I went with his suggestion and agree. The kit says to wrap the wire to the lever with tape but we took a long piece of black heat shrink and it works well and looks good. The functionality of having it on the shift lever is good as I am usually shifting when preparing for a turn. I used the stock tail lights and the halogen kit up front. Snyders was unaware that 6v bulbs are available from O'Reilly's or Autozone. Maybe not as bright at night but still visible and visibility is not as much an issue for those in front of me as it is my responsibility to steer clear of danger in front. I'm happy with my set up and would do it exactly like that in the future.
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:12 PM   #33
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Smart Signals. www.smartsignals.com

See thread: http://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=129000
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:38 PM   #34
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Well Im only 50 years old so I will probably be the last person in the USA to use hand signals ,I drive in a really populated area and it s all in how you do it- kind of like Im leading a band!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:19 PM   #35
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I can almost GUARANTEE you that in Virginia, Maryland, DC and maybe many other states MOST YOUNG drivers don't understand why you are waving your hand out the window.

IMHO you must have BRIGHT turn signals DAY or NIGHT as you are a slow mover.

Well, most of you anyway. LOL
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:13 PM   #36
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Try these :
http://www.mikes-afordable.com/product/A13311A.html

The whole kit comes with a "hidden switch" and everything you need.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:50 AM   #37
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Those (from Mike's, Snyder's, and others) are the Logolites system ($200.)

(logolites.com)

Pricey, but they work great, are a mod that is easily reversible, come in 6v and 12v versions, have a 4-way emergency flasher capability, and are wired completely independant of the other wiring and lights on your car.
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Old 01-28-2014, 07:19 AM   #38
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I tried to make my turn signals look compatible with my '29. For the rear I used the model A tail lights on the car. For the front I bought 2 '32 Ford cowl lights, made brackets and fastened them to the inside of the front bumper at the bumper clamps. Did my own wiring and used a spdt switch under the dash. The 6 v flasher and socket I bought at a local auto parts store. All lights are 6 v bulbs.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:00 AM   #39
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Have you thought about (Smartsignals.com)
mentioned hear in a thread back a piece.
One set could be used on all cars.
Brings cost per vech down
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:37 PM   #40
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I'm very happy with the logo lites. They're plenty bright, visible but unobtrusive. The independent wiring was a breeze to install and the controller tucks up under the dash panel when I don't want it be visible.
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