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« on: 21 August, 2007, 02:36:36 PM »

as this only appeared in the flavia section, i move it to its rightful home.


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« Reply #1 on: 21 August, 2007, 05:20:21 PM »

Very nice too! And it gives me a prompt to put up another through-the-windscreen photo. This being one of my favourite photos by the late Roger Perry, taken in northern Italy in 1981 on the way home from the centenary event that year.


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« Reply #2 on: 25 August, 2007, 08:24:32 AM »

very nice also. Anyone an idea which rear lights these are? I've been looking for some while for a simple and elegant rear light for the wings.Those from later beetles are too bulky for my liking. Problem is finding something with the right angle on the rear plate that it faces square if you know what I mean.
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« Reply #3 on: 25 August, 2007, 03:39:57 PM »

try early triumph spitfire rear lights, should still be available from the TR club
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« Reply #4 on: 28 August, 2007, 04:24:22 PM »

thx, will look at some detail photo's.
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MY 1600HF IN HEARTBEAT GARAGE


« Reply #5 on: 30 August, 2007, 02:39:02 PM »

I think the ones that were on mine were triumph tr3 or tr4. hope that helps.
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« Reply #6 on: 03 September, 2007, 06:22:30 PM »

I suppose it shows just how advanced the Aprilia was that you could think of fitting rear lights from cars twenty or more years younger and get away with it!

My 1939 Lusso had simple round (about 5 cms) Lucas aftermarket plain red units. But then it also relied on the original semaphore trafficators to tell the worlds what it was about to do, which seemed to be OK up to 1969 when I moved on to other things.

I guess nowadays flashing indicators are essential. If and when I get another Aprilia (and it will have to be a 1939 Lusso) I will go for early VW units that have the right sort of shape and are small with an almost flat red glass at about the right angle – this to be for side-light and stop-light. For the flashers I would go for the simple small units that would fit on the bumper in much the way that many VSCC cars seem to have. The same would go for the front, with small flashers mounted on the bumper. I look forward to the day…. 

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« Reply #7 on: 05 September, 2007, 06:55:57 AM »

with some electronic adaptions you can make the rear light filaments flash to indicate and hence need no seperate indicators. American cars use this system and it is legal (at least here in belgium).I guess for the MOT test, you could convince them it was a period adaption in the UK also. Andrew Maclagan did this with his Augusta and its a very tidy solution.I know the earlier VW lights are a possibility but not so easy to find I think.
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