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I always thought they lit up without the headlights till a month ago. :blush: Never did get out to check LOL! It would've made sense to turn on with just the parking lamps. Looks cool like that cruising around just before sun down.


 

I really like the idea of using them as daytime running lights with clear lenses - and I think you have these custom made (saw it on one of your car pics):D

 

 

Hi Fred

Yup, I made some clear lenses for the turn signals, but as I said, I'd like to keep the sport lamps yellow. On the other hand it would be a cool custom touch to have a Mach1 grille with white sport lamps..... :-/

Hey Mike,

Your laws are pretty strict, so I'm suprised to hear you can get away with clear lenses for turn signals. We can't pass safety inspection and they make you take them off. Also get a citation if caught with any color lense other than amber or red.

 

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Hey Mike,

Your laws are pretty strict, so I'm suprised to hear you can get away with clear lenses for turn signals. We can't pass safety inspection and they make you take them off. Also get a citation if caught with any color lense other than amber or red.

 

 

Problem is here that they are not keen on white turn signals either, but as they are the same as the parking lights and parking lights must under no circumstances be yellow, they have to make a compromise on that.

Most vintage Mustangs have had their parking lights moved into the globes of the headlights and the ones in the valance only serve as turn signals, so they can stay yellow.

I left the wiring intact and simply made clear lenses.

It´s simple here: No yellow light may shine without interruption.

A while back we even had to disconnect the side markers (again yellow light that stays on) but thanks to Volvo introducing a car sporting side marker lamps to the European market, they had to allow them and so you see more and more vintage US cars that have them reconnected.

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It´s simple here: No yellow light may shine without interruption.

 

 

Are you not allowed to have yellow fog lamps on cars in your country?

 

My car was knocked back on the Sport Lamps because the roadworthy checker told me they were wired to come on with the head lights (the guy called them fog lights), which is why I just pulled the globes to keep him happy. Fog lights here in Australia are illegal to have turned on unless there is fog or adverse conditions, but as the Sport Lamps have a kind of appearance of being fog lamps then I reckon I could wire them to an independent switch marked "fog lamps", then that would make them operate in a legal manner (as long as there was fog around of course).

 

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+1 to what Brett said. I'm thinking of wiring mine up to be fog lamps. However, I like the custom touch of having clear lenses made...I wonder if I can get rectangular fog lamps? Hmmm...

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Are you not allowed to have yellow fog lamps on cars in your country?

 

Fog lights here in Australia are illegal to have turned on unless there is fog or adverse conditions....

 

 

AH, you got me on that one! Right, yellow fog lamps are the exception. I completely forgot about those, as I never add any to my cars neither do I ever feel the need to use them, if the car has some.

Same thing on the second point. Must have fog to turn on the lights.

Gotta check with the authorities about the height though. If I remember correctly, fog lights mustn´t exceed a specified distance from the ground.

After all the lowering I did on the car, I think they might be low enough to qualify as fog lights.

 

First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

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First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

Kinda big, but maybe you can make this work. Might have problems keeping them lit at speed, though.

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First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

Kinda big, but maybe you can make this work. Might have problems keeping them lit at speed, though.

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lollerz

 

 

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First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

Kinda big, but maybe you can make this work. Might have problems keeping them lit at speed, though.

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:D Your going to need two of those!

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:-)

Guys, you shouldn´t eat clowns for breakfast! :-)

 

Maybe I could catch fireflies and set them free inside the lamp housing.......That would be the environmentally friendly version. :-)

 

 

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Guys, you shouldn´t eat clowns for breakfast! :-)

 

Maybe I could catch fireflies and set them free inside the lamp housing.......That would be the environmentally friendly version. :-)

 

 

 

Then you'd have a flock of sparrows following you everywhere you go :D

 

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Then you'd have a flock of sparrows following you everywhere you go :D

 

 

I´d lose them on the freeway, unless they were jet propelled sparrows! :cool:

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Then you'd have a flock of sparrows following you everywhere you go :D

 

 

I´d lose them on the freeway, unless they were jet propelled sparrows! :cool:

 

lollerz that's a funny visual. sparrows chasing you like they were cops.

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How weird. Mine are wired as turn signals and have been as long as I have owned the car. I thought that was normal. i guess a PO wired them that way. Now I'll have to give some thought as to what I want them to do.

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You might look around this site and find something you can make work. http://www.dormanproducts.com/p-5987-84715.aspx?year=1972&make=FORD&model=MUSTANG:%20MACH%20I Chuck

 

 

A little late but the link did not work until today. :s

A very big THANK YOU for that link. That is the exact part I need.

Funny how the usual suspects (Must Unltd, CJ etc) don´t carry it.... That´s the first place I go looking for something like that.

 

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First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

Kinda big, but maybe you can make this work. Might have problems keeping them lit at speed, though.

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The Mononites and Almish back home use them for after dark drag racing with their buggies. Works for them. :P

 

:D Your going to need two of those!

 


REMEMBER WAY BACK WHEN! Make a plate. silicone it, clamp it, or screw it, but make it so you can remove it when you find the right parts.

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lollerz

 

First I gotta find a way to install bulbs though. Unless that happens, all the rest is theory......

 

 

Kinda big, but maybe you can make this work. Might have problems keeping them lit at speed, though.

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lollerz

 

 

 

Ford Model T's used it LOL! All the big automotive companies like Mercedes, Ford, Chevy, Dodge etc are designing todays cars with the classic look. Maybe Ford should use this on their 2013 models :D They'd save on light bulbs and wiring. :idea:

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Reintroduce the Model T? Genius! But only if it's offered in any color the customer chooses (as long as it's black).

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I recently rewired my '71 with a Painless Wiring harness to resolve a bunch of electrical issues that had finally irritated me to the point of "throw the old harness out." I wired the sportlamps up to the turn signal for visibility reasons. Works great!

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An old thread, but I was wondering if anyone had had any luck finding the 71-72 grill sports light sockets? Mine are missing. I was hoping to use them as a turning signal. It's seems they're as rare as hens teeth.

I've found some marker lights from Ohio Mustang, just not sure if they would fit: http://www.ebay.com/itm/69-73-MUSTANG-MARKER-LIGHT-SOCKET-REPLACEMENT-/191049635466?fits=Year%3A1971%7CModel%3AMustang&hash=item2c7b72168a&vxp=mtr

 

Any help gladly appreciated.

 

Hoping to get something like this:

 

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I looked for a long time as they are not reproduced (or were not at the time) until I found out that they sell them at NAPA in the U.S.

They may not be concourse correct but the fit and do their job

They are not officially Mach1 sport lamp sockets but the side marker sockets for mid 70s Lincolns are the same and those are easy to come by and sell for pretty cheap at NAPA.

I posted a thread on them with the parts number. I'll try and dig it out and post the link to it.

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I bought these sockets for my car, I just clipped one of the 3 wires off, and tied them into the side marker lights. Figured they would look nice for cruising etc................Perfect fit!!!

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My car was missing one sports lamp socket when I got it. One day while tidying the garage I found a front indicator (turn signal) from an old Ford Escort (European Mark III or IV I think). The socket looked familiar - it was very similar to the sports lamp socket! I had to trim it slightly with a knife to fit in the housing & it has a different bulb fitting but it's not bad. Still haven't got mine functioning yet, always something more important to do!

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