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    Several months ago, I installed two center brake lights; one on top of the boot, and the other over the license plate. As an added safety feature, I decided to incorporate a flasher from 3rdBrakeFlasher into the circuits of those lights.

    Here's a quick video of the result. I'm pretty happy.




    If they can't see me now, I don't know what else to do.
    Pete, Collierville TN
    1976 CF54385 U
    Mechanically restored
    Head 9.5:1(ish) + GP2 Cam

  • #2
    I agree. If that doesn't do it, not much more you can do!
    '74 TR6 CF13007U aka "Mr. T"
    Custom Blue (Delft-Like) and New Tan (Formerly Mallard and New Tan)
    Points, Ballast Bypassed, Bosch Blue Coil, Moss Cobalt Wires, Champion RN12YC plugs.
    Peaks and tweaks, but the spirit of Original
    Redlines always.
    My wife is the Driver, I'm just the Mechanic....

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    • #3
      Nice work, Pete. I like it.

      Cheers,
      Wolf
      76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
      72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
      68 TR250 CD4893L (The Mistress)

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      • #4
        Yep, looks great.

        Cheers,
        Tush
        81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8, 1973 Ford Capri
        73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
        62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
        60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO
        https://www.youtube.com/user/cheftush

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        • #5
          Very good! I have one of these but have yet to install it. I had wondered what it would look like in action so thanks for posting that.

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          • #6
            Moss sold one a few years back and then pulled it off the market.... I installed it... when you step on the brake pedal, the lights flash a couple of times and then burn steady
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKoJaZqVk7k
            Last edited by BobbyD75TR6; 12-12-2020, 11:30 AM.
            1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
            Patton TBI
            HVDA Toyota 5 speed
            Goodparts Nissan Diff
            Goodparts CVJs
            AAW Wire Harness
            Miata Seats
            Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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            • #7
              From my limited research, according to federal DOT regulations, only emergency vehicles can have flashing red lights. Now, pulsing red lights are a different matter. So, a lot of these devices are pulsing not flashing devices. As a pulsing device, they can have various pulsing sequences, depending on how long you have them energized. So, that speaks to keeping your foot on the brake pedal continuously when stopped. Spokeworks LED brake lights, center light on the plate and the higher one on the trunk, plus pulsing, is about the best you can do without going crazy.

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              • prasnick
                prasnick commented
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                If I ever get pulled over for it, I'll insist they're pulsing.

              • baws
                baws commented
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                Or, just blame the "Prince of Darkness" AKA "Bad Grounds"

            • #8
              Originally posted by prasnick View Post
              Several months ago, I installed two center brake lights; one on top of the boot, and the other over the license plate. As an added safety feature, I decided to incorporate a flasher from 3rdBrakeFlasher into the circuits of those lights.

              Here's a quick video of the result. I'm pretty happy.




              If they can't see me now, I don't know what else to do.
              Interested in that license plate one. Where did you wire it through to get to the brake wiring?

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              • prasnick
                prasnick commented
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                I ran the wires up through the license plate light.

            • #9
              +1 for the Spokeworks LED! We were rear-ended in my first TR6 years ago and have always been conscious of people behind me. Sometimes they just want to get a better look at the car, and that’s nice, but they better see that I’m turning or stopping!

              At first I hesitated on the price bc the LED bulbs are much cheaper. But the LED bulbs are not much brighter than stock. Then when I recognized I paid a lot more to Rovers North to retrofit my D-90, I bit the bullet.

              After a spirited drive with friends driving a variety of classic cars, I got many positive comments abt seeing my tail lights. One of the best upgrades I’ve ever done!

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