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Old 08-16-2006, 02:06 PM
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My Hiboy Needs Turn Signal System

Hi guys, many of you know that I just bought my 1932 roadster hiboy last night. It needs work and the first 2 things I need done (for the sake of my safety while driving it) is breaks and TURN SIGNALS.

TURN SIGNALS QUESTION:

It has the lights but I need to buy the gismo to control turn signals. I did find one in a catalog but want to see other options: I WANT TO RETAIN AN OLD SCHOOL, NOSTALGIA LOOK for my deuce, so I prefer something that looks as old as possible in its design (as opposed to modern). I know there were no turn signals on many of the cars back then, but humor me, let's try to find one that looks the part anyway .

I need links to website that sell them, or name of brand, and model to look for. Also, any advice on setting it up is appreciated.

NOTE: I currently have guide 632 headlights which come with small lights above the headlights, I assume these will be my front turnsignals, right? Please help.

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Vibra~Plex makes an "Old Schoolish" looking signal kit..(looks sorta like the ones on the 50 's Ford Truck and some cars..) A little chrome box that mounts on the column and has a Green arrow for left and right Indicator ON it..

I Don't know of any place that actually sells the unit..Do a Goggle on Vibra~Plex, and maybe even a Evilbay or Craig's list (for N.O.S. or used working)

You MAY find a copy at Auto Zombie as a "Generic" System kit..

Either is Simple and easy to install and looks about as old school as your gonna find I think..

I think those little lamps are parkers..but CAN be wired For Signals as well..

You Will also need to encroach on the Brake-lamp on the rear and the Brake lamp switch to install. If your stock, you have only one Brake / Tail lamp Right? Or was an after market Right Lamp installed also?

My question here would be, what Steering column do you have? Stock or late Model GM type?

Congrats on your New acquisition!

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If your stock, you have only one Brake / Tail lamp Right? Or was an after market Right Lamp installed also?

My question here would be, what Steering column do you have? Stock or late Model GM type?

Doc
I have two tail lights.

I think some photos may help you: Here is the link to awebpage I just put together today, where you will find many photos, including a nice shot of the steering wheel (1942 ford I believe). Let me know.

www.bettatalk.com/meet_my_hotrod.htm
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These have soul
http://www.limeworksspeedshop.com/in...590&product=42
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here's one without the drop
http://www.limeworksspeedshop.com/in...590&product=43
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Total performance has what you are looking for:

http://www.tperformance.com/street_r...0/turn_signal/
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My Hiboy Needs Turn Signal System

You might find this setup of interest. Electro Tech uses a little control box that hides out of sight, and a very sweet-looking turn signal switch that uses a small wire. The control box provides self-cancelling turn signals and four-way flashers.

Importantly, this setup provides tail light multiplexing - which is what happens when you are on the brakes and have a turn signal on at the same time.

http://www.turnswitch.com/Turnsignal.htm

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Total performance has what you are looking for:

http://www.tperformance.com/street_r...0/turn_signal/

Great looking car!

Because your '32 is NOT a billet car I'd suggest you opt for the directional kit from Total Performance. Looks more like the old add-on style directional switches and is much more realistically priced.

I wouldn't change anything on the '32.

You mentioned the brakes. More than likely those '40-'48 Ford brakes on the front need adjusting. They have two cam adjusters on each backing plate. You are also probably used to the "feel" of power brakes and therefore it will take some getting used to non-power brake setup. They are adequate brakes. You could opt to go to Lincoln brakes of the same years as they have a Bendix adjuster and work well.

ENJOY!

UPDATE:

I just finished reading all your other posts. Replace the leaking master cylinder. Use a dual master cylinder if it doesn't have one at the present. The suggestion and photo's that Deuce made concerning the dual power booster/dual master cylinder would please you. More work but worth the effort.

Brake set-up

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Ron Francis Wire Works offer a clamp on unit. I have one in my 36 coupe (original column/steering wheel) and it does not look too out of place. It is cleaner than the one Frisco posted, but I'm sure it will be a few bucks more.

Ron Francis also offers lighted push buttons that are fine as well as a toggle switch option. The toggle switch option can be installed on the dash lower lip and is almost invisible, but not as convienent as the clamp on or push buttons.

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Ron Francis Wire Works offer a clamp on unit. I have one in my 36 coupe (original column/steering wheel) and it does not look too out of place. It is cleaner than the one Frisco posted, but I'm sure it will be a few bucks more.

Ron Francis also offers lighted push buttons that are fine as well as a toggle switch option. The toggle switch option can be installed on the dash lower lip and is almost invisible, but not as convienent as the clamp on or push buttons.

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checked their site up, some interesting items but could not find prices for the life of me
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Great looking car!

Because your '32 is NOT a billet car I'd suggest you opt for the directional kit from Total Performance. Looks more like the old add-on style directional switches and is much more realistically priced.
They are nicer than the ones CW Moss sells, but still don't seem nice enough to make it into my interior LOL.
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You might find this setup of interest. Electro Tech uses a little control box that hides out of sight, and a very sweet-looking turn signal switch that uses a small wire. The control box provides self-cancelling turn signals and four-way flashers.

Importantly, this setup provides tail light multiplexing - which is what happens when you are on the brakes and have a turn signal on at the same time.

http://www.turnswitch.com/Turnsignal.htm

Jon P
JOn, thank you for turning me on to this unit, so far it is the one I prefer. I need to call them monday to pick their brains as to how the unit actually performs, I found some of their explanation somewhat confusing but it looks that this is the unit I would want. I can paint it to match my steeing column or wheel color so it will blend in nicely . Or powder coat it, I have a friend who has the "oven" for doing this, so can be very inexpensive for me to get done. I also like the fact it has a beep indicator and allows the breaks and turn signals to work both at the same tine in the rear. Seems like the way to go.
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I bought one kinda like the one Total has at the local NAPA store. About $20.00... They are easy to install your boy friend being a mechanic could intsall it very easy.
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Hard to tell what the steering wheel is from, could be 41, 42 or even 46-48. No difference, its a beautiful hiboy. For turn signals, check with some of the locals to see if any one is updating their column and getting rid of the old style turn signal components. Worked for me on my 32 pickup, a friend was building a 48 Sedan and putting in a GM tilt column. I gave him a hand one weekend and hauled the entire front suspension and steering assy home to use in mine, only had to replace some frayed wiring on the turn signal control. On adjusting your front brakes, there is a specific sequence to be followed on the adjusting cams, it's in any of the old Ford books. Good luck and keep on cruisin!!!
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I find the old vintage add on units all the time. I have sold some still new in the box on ebay and never got much for them. Right now I have none but the one for my car. I would suggest the 6 wire over the 4 but either will work. Brake lights need to be seperate though. also you can use the top of any steering column and have the switch and wiring. The 70s Ford pickups look pretty vintage and all the parts are easy to get for the turn signals.
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