Hi: I have a 1927 Sport Touring. It had a "Stop" tailight on it made by "Victor" when I got it. I have never seen this light before, so is the one I show in the pics the correct "Stop" light for the 26-27 Ts or is it an aftermarket. It is made to replace the regular cup lens style light. I have shown pics of the "Victor" and also the regular style. I also show the bracket they fit. My next question. I want to put 2 tailights on my Touting. I have already bought the right fender bracket. Is there a special mounting back plate without license bracket, for the cup style light if mounting on the right side.?? Or do I have to modify a bracket and remove the license bracket part of the mount. I also thought about leaving the license bracket for both sides and mount a speciality plate of some kind on the right side. I also thought of using 2 standard cup style lights on each side and use the one "Stop" light I have in the center for a third brake light. I think it would be hard for me to find another "Stop" light to use on the right side to give me a pair. Any ideas as how to mount the light in the center.?? I have wire wheels and bumpers. Will post pics in next posting. Thanks for any help....
Here are the pics
Nice lamp but I do not believe it is Ford issue. The accessory lamp offered by Ford for '26-'27 was a large drum style lamp.
We have a copy of a photo taken in 1926 or 27 of one of the Ford dealer showroom here in Portland Or, in the display case is one of these Victor lamps. They may not have been listed in the parts catalog but maybe they were available through the dealers.
Yours is aftermarket. The correct accessory lamps are a little pricey. There is one on ebay now that appears to be mint unrestored, and I think it's already up to $250.
Donnie, sometime it is hard to decide if you want to add a little safety or just be period correct, but less safe.
Light sockets and wiring can be changed so you have tail, brake and turn signals.
I suppose some of those wireless tail and turn signals would be another answer for the purist.
They could be removed very easily for a show. I hard wire all my lights so I do not have to worry about all those little batteries. I do sometime use the magnetic mounting "Amber" flashing tail light. (they have four batteries)
A nice original genuine Ford stoplight sold on ebay within the last two days, for $500! I'll bet the former owner is a happy guy!
Original Ford Script tail stop light. Jim Patrick
Hi: Thanks for the pics and info of the Ford light. That looks a lot like a model A "STOP" tail light. What is the difference between the two.? The Model A lights are reproduced and are pretty cheap compared to T lights.
I would use that Victor lamp. It's a really neat piece.
The improved 26-27 tail/stop light is similar to the very early "drum" tail light used on the Model A. The major difference is that the back of the Model a light is part of the license plate bracket. The T is a single piece that bolts to the license plate bracket.
I'm sure some one here has a photo that sows the difference.
The Dodge used the same light as the T. It was made by Hall.
The Model T and Dodge are larger in diameter then the Model A lamps.