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Wed Jun 10 16:10:09 MDT 2020
Having installed relays, some years ago, for turn signals, parking and head lamps, I have had no incentive to use LEDs there.
But in the instruments, I did, and have been very pleased (you thought I was going to say delighted) with them. Instrument lighting was never satisfactory; I had tried a variety of bulbs, and had jumped the rheostat out of the circuit without ever getting enough light to read the gauges when a car with headlamps on was following.
Max points out that the LEDs vary in size. When installing the new one in speedometer, bounce the instrument with your hand before putting it in. Be sure that the LED is not touching the rotating cup of the instrument. If the speedo does not read with the new LED in place, wiggle the LED slightly back out of the speedo to give clearance.
‘72 GT, with legible instruments
> On Jun 10, 2020, at 5:24 PM, Max Heim <mvheim at sonic.net> wrote:
> I did this on my 66. You also need to replace the flasher unit with an electronic one (available from Moss) so that the turn signal indicators work.
> I got my LEDs from LEDlight.com.
> Note that there are a LOT of different types available. I chose Warm White (to resemble the original illumination) after testing bright white and finding it was too bluish. The length of the bulb varies depending on the number of LEDs it carries (you can see in the photos how they are made up of “stacks” of little square LED units) — some instruments have enough depth for the longer (brighter) ones, but others do not.
> Sorry, I would post the specs if they were readily available, but my receipts are “unsorted” and I bought these almost 2 years ago.
> Max Heim
> mvheim at sonic.net
>> On Jun 10, 2020, at 1:09 PM, Andrew Steidinger <astei at me.com> wrote:
>> I have a 1967 MGB, negative ground. I want to replace all my instrument bulbs (Speedo, Tach, Fuel, Oil Press/ Temp, and the 2 directional signal lights)
>> I think I want to install LEDs.
>> Should I?
>> How many are they?
>> What wattage for the various sized applications (screw type, long or short)?
>> Where should they be sourced?
>> Are kits available somewhere?
>> Thank you in advance for any help.
>> Andrew Steidinger
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