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Trafficators in use

Postby jagnut66 » Tue May 02, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi,
I have now fitted some Lucas type Trafficator switches on a fabricated panel, the black one operates the later indicators, via a flasher can. The white one (as the original switch was white) operates the Trafficators, with flashing LEDs installed, so modern people understand them...... :wink:
Those that understand the necessity of actually indicating your intended direction, before turning, that is.............. :roll:
What I'd really like now is one of those 'Trafficators in use' stickers for the back windscreen. Does anyone know where to obtain one?
Many thanks,
Mike.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Tue May 02, 2017 9:12 pm

Can't post link but search ebay for Vintage Morris Trafficator Sticker. Has Morris motif on it as well. By coincidence just ordered one for mine!
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby jagnut66 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:24 pm

Excellent, thanks allot.
Link for others who may want one below.
Best wishes,
Mike.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Morri ... rjLa85X0Og
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:36 pm

Got one on my car but have found some problems

1) people behind you are going to fast to read them

2) Although they have been through the entire primary and secondary and in some cases tertiary education system, they CAN'T read them !

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby jagnut66 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:39 pm

............. which is why I have kept the indicators too............. :wink: (although they are no longer mounted on the front panel)
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby greendefender123 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:51 pm

Nice and tidy install. I like that panel.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby firedrake1942 » Tue May 02, 2017 9:58 pm

Indicators ... Pah! takes all the fun out of it !

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby jagnut66 » Tue May 02, 2017 10:04 pm

Thanks. :D
6mm perspex cut to size required, drilled to suit (for the switches) and a re-inforced L shape created with the use of Gorilla super glue. I used a metal file to round the corners of the front piece.
Glue allowed to set for 24hours, sanded with medium sandpaper for a keying surface, then wiped with thinner to degrease and sprayed satin black, allowed to harden, then finished with wrinkle paint (spray can), for that period modification look (I hope).
Screwed in place with two self tappers for strength.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby mike.perry » Thu May 04, 2017 11:11 am

The rear windscreen is small enough without blocking it with stickers
You can wire the trafficators and indicators to work off one switch, there is a wiring diagram available.
The trafficator bulbs can be replaced with flashing led bulbs
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Thu May 04, 2017 2:03 pm

jagnut66 wrote:Excellent, thanks allot.
Link for others who may want one below.
Best wishes,
Mike.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Morri ... rjLa85X0Og
Got mine today. Larger than the old one and removable/reusable. Old one was single-use only. Down-side is Help for Heroes sticker had to go. No room for both on S.II screen.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:42 pm

mike.perry wrote:The rear windscreen is small enough without blocking it with stickers
You can wire the trafficators and indicators to work off one switch, there is a wiring diagram available.
The trafficator bulbs can be replaced with flashing led bulbs
Hi could you please link me to this wiring diagram?


Also please could you kindly advice from where I could get the the flashing leds for trafficators?

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:08 pm

Can't help with the wiring diagram.
For LED flashing bulbs go to:

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com

Based in Lincoln. About £26 for a pair of bulbs incl. delivery. Got mine from them. Took about 4:days from order to delivery.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:37 am

thanks!!

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Re: Trafficators in use

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby ianmack » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:36 am

Most people under about 45 haven't the foggiest idea what a trafficator is. For these drivers the arm and the sticker will be equally meaningless.

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby IslipMinor » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:29 am

Another version, this time with an isolator switch to turn off the trafficators. This is what we have, using the redundant interior light switch in a convertible. Slightly more complicated, as it needs 2 standard 4-pin relays as well as 2 flasher units, but trafficators aren't too keen on motorway speeds!
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby geoberni » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:34 am

markattard - if your Moggie currently has indicators utilising the Lucas DB10 system left installed from where they introduced the flashing brake light, then it's just a case of picking up a connection to each trafficator from terminals 4 and 8, which are the 2 feeds from the indicator switch.
https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/ ... 0105_4.jpg

I see your location is Malta, so I guess you're not concerned about Motorway speeds! :D But that's a good point raised by IslipMinor. I've yet to reinstate mine (I know they work but there's no wiring at present) so I'll bear that in mind.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:54 pm

Most people under about 45 haven't the foggiest idea what a trafficator is. For these drivers the arm and the sticker will be equally meaningless.
Quite possibly, however I think if they are used often enough people will get the idea.
I use mine on a regular basis around Mansfield to enlighten people.
I think the 'flashicator' bulbs help though, as they read the sign on the rear window, then see the arm raised and the bulb flashing, just like an indicator and so the penny drops................
I think it's great having them working again but I can understand the advantage of having both and the fact that indicators might be more suitable on motorways.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:03 pm

thanks guys really helpfull!!

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:11 am

by any chance anyone knows which led bulb is suitable for our trafficators out of this list of self flashing bulbs? thanks

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.c ... -bulbs.php


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