David_Leech

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If your having trouble getting the globes I have 2 spare you can have as I’ve change mine to 12v. 

They are not ribbed like yours but have the dull and duller  filament in them. Lol

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My globes are perfect, the silvering inside is immaculate. The 21 candle power bulbs just aren't capable of shining useable light. In pitch dark they would work. Modern streetlights overpower what light they are capable of producing. LEDs are on the way and should be 47 candle power. We will see.

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LEDs are taking too long to come in. Just installed a set of 1000 Mazda 32/32 candle power bulbs for now. Huge difference over the 21 candle power bulbs I took out

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If anyone in the future is reading this, Mazda 1000 bulbs are great for visibility, but I noticed my generator has a hard time keeping up with the discharge they create

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These should draw about 10 amps. Assuming you do not have a voltage regulator, your 3rd brush settings must be too low if it shows a discharge with the lights on.

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Unless you do a lot of night driving a zero or slight discharge is fine.

Over charging the battery is not a good thing....... :wacko:

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On ‎8‎/‎11‎/‎2018 at 11:09 AM, hwellens said:

Here is some data:

 

Light bulbs.jpg

 

 

Hi Harry, 

 

would you happen to have any data for DB or GB trucks ? Feel free to email it to me if you'd rather..

 

Regards,
Dave

Edited by 30DodgePanel (see edit history)

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David,  You mention your Dodge Brothers is a '28 Standard 6? The bulb shown is a double contact dual filament bulb. The Standard 6 used a 1141 6V single contact bulb with a resistor element on the power terminal strip on the right side of the cowl for what passes as lo beam. The parking lights were on a single socket in the upper part of the reflector when cowl lights were not installed.

          The Victory 6 I believe used a double contact bulb for low and hi beams instead of the resistor.

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16 hours ago, RAH said:

David,  You mention your Dodge Brothers is a '28 Standard 6? The bulb shown is a double contact dual filament bulb. The Standard 6 used a 1141 6V single contact bulb with a resistor element on the power terminal strip on the right side of the cowl for what passes as lo beam. The parking lights were on a single socket in the upper part of the reflector when cowl lights were not installed.

          The Victory 6 I believe used a double contact bulb for low and hi beams instead of the resistor.

 

Perhaps it was upgraded at some point? It's certainly double contact housing. I do know of the resistor you mentioned, I wondered what that was for. It is still there. Not sure if it is functional.

 

My LEDs showed up, will update once they are installed.

 

As for the generator, she puts out 30 amps no problem. Turn the lights on and it drops to near zero amps on the gauge. These bulbs are just drawing a ton of power! Noticeably bright though. I have a 60A maxi fuse installed as a main circuit protection

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That main fuse (60A) is way too big, try 30A or even 20A.

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60A is right at the supply wire to the cab from the battery. Too big for headlights, but not too big for the 8 gauge power wire it is protecting. This circuit also has the generator charging through it. 60A is fine here. If it pops, the car dies

Edited by David_Leech (see edit history)

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LEDs installed, draw next to no amps, almost as bright as the Ford Model A healight bulbs I put in. Also did the cowl, tail, and stop lamps. Even with the thick red glass, the rear lamps are far brighter than they were before with the incandescent bulbs (safety!!)

 

From this eBay seller:

 

https://ebay.ca/usr/led_bulbs_for_classic_cars

 

Would not pass for modern headlights, but they work well in this application. I just need to wait for nightfall to adjust the focus

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On 9/10/2018 at 9:58 AM, David_Leech said:

LEDs installed, draw next to no amps, almost as bright as the Ford Model A healight bulbs I put in. Also did the cowl, tail, and stop lamps. Even with the thick red glass, the rear lamps are far brighter than they were before with the incandescent bulbs (safety!!)

 

From this eBay seller:

 

https://ebay.ca/usr/led_bulbs_for_classic_cars

 

Would not pass for modern headlights, but they work well in this application. I just need to wait for nightfall to adjust the focus

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I’ve just sent my reflectors away to be re silver plated for the 27 I hope they come back looking as good as yours. 

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I don't know if they were resilvered when the car was restored or not. I don't believe the car ever got being in really poor condition at any time in its history. They sure are shiny though!

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On 9/10/2018 at 12:30 PM, Taylormade said:

Which LEDs did you buy?  This guy has a lot listed.

 

BA15S and BA15D are the specs for the base. This seller has all the bulbs listed this way. It makes it great to search out what bulbs are available. 

 

These bulbs for the headlights:

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183127869906

 

These bulbs for everything else (cowl, tail, brake)

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.ca%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F183244949511

 

The only thing I am unhappy with is the single filament bulbs were not available in soft white. I will tint my cowl lenses amber to correct the harsh LED blue / white light. I plan on making the cowl lights into signals anyways. (Calm down, this is reversible). They really are not much use otherwise. I suspect the dual filament bulbs would still work in the single contact base. There is no evidence of the LED harshness through the thick red glass tail light lens though and the license plate light doesn't bother me too much. 

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To make those clear lenses orange like an indicator, just put in an orange bulb. Others have said the red LEDs are brighter in tail lights than white ones.

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1 hour ago, Spinneyhill said:

To make those clear lenses orange like an indicator, just put in an orange bulb. Others have said the red LEDs are brighter in tail lights than white ones.

 

A superlative suggestion, sir. With just two minor flaws. One, I can't find any 6v BA15S LED amber bulbs, and two, I can't find any BA15S LED amber bulbs. Now I realise that technically speaking that's only one flaw but I thought that it was such a big one that it was worth mentioning twice

 

Any Red Dwarf fans here? They will get the reference. No? Hmm, quiet room

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Thanks @maok. I thought I had seen some.

 

I am in the same boat! I put white LEDs in my tail lights then Matt Harwood and others on these fora showed me the error of my ways. Oh well, too bad.

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