Trafficators in use

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby johngrigg » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:44 am

I notice some moderns have additional flashing indicators incorporated in the side mirrors. presumably this is for the benefit of the idiot sitting in your blind spot where you can't see him/her and he/she can't see your front or back indicators. flashing trafficators would serve the same function. I do wonder, however, how automated cars will deal with this.......

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:55 am

On moderns, the flashers in the mirrors (side repeater lamps) are a replacement for those which used to be fitted on the front wings. Whether wing or mirror mounted, they've been a legal requirement in most countries since approx 1985.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby BLOWNMM » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 am

I have fitted these flashing festoon bulbs to the trafficators on my 1952 MM. They were EA2B bulbs. I did however have to cut about 1.5 turns (possibly 2turns) from the coiled up wire that contacts them. Best to start by removing one turn and if not sufficient increase by half turn cuts.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby Boomlander » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:02 am

markattard wrote: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
You require Part No. EA2B 36mm with 7mm cap. :D


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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:42 pm

The problem is oncoming traffic, and I have come unstuck so many times at roundabouts I realised it was becoming dangerous. You can't really blame modern motorists for not understanding an anachronism which was dated in the 1960s, let alone now. Tests in the old days proved that trafficators can hardly be seen even under clear conditions. If you must keep them, do as Mike Perry says and have winkers going aswell.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:57 am

I couldn't agree more.

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby ianmack » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:12 am

As an old boy observed to me many years ago, fitting indicators doesn't spoil the originality nearly as much as having someone run into you.

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:18 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3-5-10mm-Ultr ... 4647?rt=nc

Hi has anyone used these leds for trafficators by any chance?

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:54 am

They look completely the wrong shape and way too big to fit inside trafficator arms.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby firedrake1942 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:19 am

Yo PB Good hols ?

I agree and was about to reply as such but then it occurred t me that he / she may mean 'in conjunction with' i.e. under the bumper etc. In which case they may be suitable but only if they flash some agree of orange. Other colours would be illegal and an MOT failure. White, particularly at the rear, (other than reversing light) is a big no no.

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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:25 am

Agreed they'd be good as under-bumper additionals if orange and with a suitable flash-rate (if self-flashing).

Dynamoregulatorconversions recommend coloured LEDs for most applications, e.g. red LED bulbs behind a red stop/tail lens, which I have recently fitted.
firedrake1942 wrote:Yo PB Good hols ?
Good ta FD. Flight home at noon today :-(
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby sparesman » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:05 pm

Flashing LED trafficator bulbs are available from the Club Spares for less than £20 a pair including UK post.
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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby markattard » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:14 pm

palacebear wrote:Agreed they'd be good as under-bumper additionals if orange and with a suitable flash-rate (if self-flashing).

Dynamoregulatorconversions recommend coloured LEDs for most applications, e.g. red LED bulbs behind a red stop/tail lens, which I have recently fitted.
firedrake1942 wrote:Yo PB Good hols ?
Good ta FD. Flight home at noon today :-(
how did you manage to fit them in please? and which led/holder did you use?


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Re: Trafficators in use

Postby palacebear » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:02 pm

My comments refer to the ones that fit in the trafficator arms. The ones I used are LED 'cards' which are a direct replacement for the standard bulb. Simply take the bulb out and fit the LED card.

I got mine from:
http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com

They call them 'Flashicator' (amber flashing festoon) bulbs.
Make sure you select the correct size on their website.
For Lucas trafficator arms you will need part number EA2B (12 volt. 36mm length. 7mm pointed cap).
Total cost (July 2017) was £27.95 for a pair.
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