Amber Waves of Pain

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  1. slantsixdan

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    • barbee6043

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      Heck, I just thought they got really old and yellowed!??? Kinda like me???
       
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      • A56

        A56 MoPar Affliction FABO Gold Member

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        I honestly thought they did this because of night time or foggy conditions made the clear turn signals blend with the headlights. Not sure when this was done but I believe 1963.
         
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      • mopar head

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        I`ve always wondered about this, cause my 52 has clear turn lenses and had clear bulbs when I acquired it. I decided to keep them clear cause it looks cooler:)
        But I wondered if they had amber bulbs back then and that`s what was supposed to be in them by law.
        I`ve owned cars later than 63 that had clear turn lenses but were required to have amber bulbs to comply? I`d guess.
         
      • Cranky

        Cranky One of the banned Henchmen from FBBO Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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        My 66 Belvedere had clear lenses but the bulbs were amber......or yellar.....or sometin like dat. Really don't remember when they changed but thinking somewhere along the early/mid 60's.
         
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        • slantsixdan

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          Well…go read the link, then yer gonna know when, why, and how!
           
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            I did but it seems clear lenses was still allowed but apparently had to have amber bulbs:rolleyes:
             
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            • Cranky

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              Internet links ain't always accurate. Had people tell me that side marker lights were stock starting in so and so year and presented a link but they were wrong......
               
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              • Dfr360cuda

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                And toe nails.
                 
              • slantsixdan

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                All true, but I wrote the linked article and it's (over)loaded with massive amounts of supporting evidence, so…maybe…I donno…go look at it or something.
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                (sidemarker lights and/or reflectors from 1/1/68; sidemarker lights and reflectors from 1/1/70)
                 
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                • greymouser7

                  greymouser7 Vagrant Vagabond “Veni Vidi Vici”

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                  • slantsixdan

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                    A decade? Naw, I've been around…put my name in the posted by member 2nd box in the Search thing (upper right corner of any FABO window) and you'll see all my babbling.

                    It's just I've more or less retired, so I don't post as much as I used to.
                     
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                    • RustyRatRod

                      RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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                      • diymirage

                        diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                        what i would like to know is what moron decided it was a good idea to kill the headlight when you turn your turn signal on?
                         
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                        Dept. of Transportation of whatever BS government commission should look into the integrated headlight/turn signal setups on a lot of newer vehic
                         
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                        Newer cars and trucks. I have trouble seeing the turn signals with opposing traffic having there headlights on.
                         
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                        • oldkimmer

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                          Nice read. Thanks for sharing. Kim
                           
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                          My 75 duster has clear lenses and amber bulbs. 76 has amber lenses and clear bulbs. Kim
                           
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                          • slantsixdan

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                            Front turn signals invisible because too close to headlamps has been a problem for a long time. The minimum intensity requirement is 2.5× higher for turn signals within 4 inches of a low beam (or fog lamp, or DRL) than it is for further-away turn signals, but obviously this doesn't address the problem well enough.

                            That's on the list of old f*ckups in the North American lighting regs. Others: red rear turn signals that look just like (or often are) brake lights (rest-of-world regs require amber rear signals). Also, side-on visibility of the turn signal is not required here (other countries require side turn signal repeaters—allowed here but not required).
                             
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                          • Unconventional

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                            Amber bulb with clear lens or the opposite are both better than the lame ass LED lamps designed into the late models
                             
                          • Jarlaxle

                            Jarlaxle Well-Known Member

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                            That's done even today.
                             
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