Keeping the oil lamps

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Keeping the oil lamps
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By tommy coffey on Monday, October 17, 2016 - 01:06 am:

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I am going to keep the oil lamps on my '21 Touring. The wife and I like them. All three are like new, except one is missing the wick. I would like to add a brake light though. I have the light that would have been on a '21. I will just need to figure where to mount it while keeping the oil burner. Any suggestions? Thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:32 am:

Tommy-

I'd suggest you simply electrify your kerosene tail lamp with a 1157 bulb, which includes the brake light filament.


-Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 10:21 am:

I added a period electric lamp with a brake light on the RH side while keeping the kerosene lamp on the LH side.

I've got another kerosene tail lamp on the shelf without any burner. Might electrify it at some time to get similar looking lights on both sides.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Harper - Keene, NH on Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 01:33 am:

Hi Tommy,

Glad to read that you will be keeping the kerosene lamps. When it was time to add a brake lamp to my '14 I decided that there was no way I would butcher the original lamp to electrify it so I added a brake light with a bracket to the license plate and it's bracket. I don't know if the lamp is specific to a particular make of auto or is a generic aftermarket "fits all". I replaced the socket in the lamp to allow using a dual filament bulb for brake and running light.

The benefit of this method is that no holes were drilled and it can be easily removed leaving no evidence that it was ever there.







You could use the lamp which Ford supplied from 1924 through 1927 and achieve the same result. Good luck with your project. Bill


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