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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Hi Paul and Jim,

I will add some shots later to this post of the trafficators. They caused me a few grey hairs when first I hit the roads from Stoke on Trent, Wednesday last week. As I approached my first junction I heard something drop off the car, as I rounded the corner and straightened up something else fell off. I stopped at the first opportunity and could find nothing amiss (perhaps some loose underseal dropped off, thought I'd check underneath tomorrow, when I was home in Norwich). As my journey continued I heard more of the same, but the car was running well and no sign of anything in the rear view mirrors.

On the motorway I was pleased to note that dispite the stories I had heard of wind resistance preventing tired trafficators from functioning, mine were doing what they should.

I pulled into a motorway service stantion and laughed when I indicated to pull into a bay, as the trafficator cluncked out and subsequently clunked back in, with all the sound and grace of bits of metalwork falling out of an engine bay!

All the best Johnny



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healey36 Paul Raith
Westminster, Maryland, USA   USA
Hmmm, John, that would imply an auto-deploy function of trafficators when one enters a turn...who would have thunk it? I always figured it was a switch on the dash manually engaged, similar to an electronic turn-indicator.

Jim, I was thinking they'd do nicely on the "A" post below the windscreen.

Paul

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Electro magnet Paul.

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jimbvd Platinum Member Jim Bravard
Hopkinsville, Ky., USA   USA
That would be a good spot for them, Paul. But I'm still wondering if anyone would see them that low! Maybe put them on a three or four foot extension straight up like some have done with their horizontal tail light assemblies. haha

In reply to # 3641370 by healey36 Hmmm, John, that would imply an auto-deploy function of trafficators when one enters a turn...who would have thunk it? I always figured it was a switch on the dash manually engaged, similar to an electronic turn-indicator.

Jim, I was thinking they'd do nicely on the "A" post below the windscreen.

Paul

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Tend to agree Jim,

That their noticability is somewhat non existent, even in their day people tended not to spot them.
Guess you are as likely to find someone recognising them as you are to find people competent in using hand signals (polite directional ones that is winking smiley ).

Must say I was releaved to find flashing indicators had also been fitted to mine (even if I have got a bit of work to do in casing the fault with one side).

I'll post a video in the next few days of the clunky things im action

All the best Johnny

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Johnny

Are they flashing indicators or flashers adapted to the trafficators?

There are little tiny LED/flash circuits made to directly replace the bulb in a trafficator so they blink, too. Very clever and the LED is quite bright. No special wiring or mods, just swop the bulb for the LED/circuit combo. They come in 6 and 12V.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thanks Brian,

That is handy to know. My trafficators are the standard original, the lights don't flash they just pop out. In addition to these a flasher unit has been put in somewhere under the dashboard and flashers fore and aft added.

Just back from local car club meet, only Moggy drivers braved the wet all others turned up in cosymobiles.

Cheers Johnny

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
I mention those little drop-in circuits/the flashing lights will help people of today know what the trafficators actually mean. It really is a brilliant idea.

In this day and the very vast ammount of people have no idea what they mean, nor do they know what hand signals mean for that matter.

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
In reply to # 3641747 by Sarge101st I mention those little drop-in circuits/the flashing lights will help people of today know what the trafficators actually mean. It really is a brilliant idea.

In this day and the very vast ammount of people have no idea what they mean, nor do they know what hand signals mean for that matter.

My point exactly mate smileys with beer

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Been mining today and have uncovered the flasher unit along with a bird's nest of wire and some neat little relays that send power to the coils on the semaphore arm's (YouTube has lots on semaphore but couldn't find anything to do with this end of the circuit).

Anyway posted for interest.

All the best Johnny


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Not surprised about the relays, since I suspect the actuator coils for the trafficators need a good whack of current to send them on their way.

As to the rest, looks pretty much as to be expected-Grin!

Cherchez la terre!

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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
I couldn't resist having a poke at PC stupidity.

Some greeter at a store hit me with "Happy Holidays" (with all the vapid shallowness of "Have a nice day" and "Thank you for your service" ), which just struck me as so absolutely vague as to have lost any meaning whatsoever. I said, "Why thank you. I especially enjoy Fourth of July and Father's Day."

Got the most confused look.

I'm a bad kitty! smoking smiley



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Lol smiling smiley

Yep Be polite, but only say it if you mean it

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Norbert Style (Nobby The Moggy"
1964 MG Midget MkI
1964 MG Midget MkI
Look what just turned up at the super market in Inverness, next to my brother in law.
Must be a girl's car as the hood is up and they've only got light snow!

Seems to be based on a 2CV
winking smileysmileys with beer



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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
That actually is very cool. If from a 2CV, its cleverly done.

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