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  This topic is about my 1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van
2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
I'm gathering information on installing L.E.D.s at all four corners of my van. Brighter brake and turn signals being my main objective. Does anyone know of a kit or what particular replacement flasher unit is required?
Thanks in advance.

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pvanwig Paul Van Wig
Lakewood/Big Bear, CA, USA   USA
1959 Nash Metropolitan "Tiffany"
1968 Morris Minor Traveller "Thomas"
Any LED two prong flasher will do. I just ordered positive ground bulbs for my Traveler. Already put bulbs in the Metropolitan. It's negative ground. The Morris is not because it has a positive ground ignition.



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1959 Nash Metropolitan "Tiffany" (the wife's fun ride) w/63MGB motor
1968 Morris Minor Woody RHD "Thomas"
1960 Bug Eye (awaiting restoration) & a Kellison Fiberglass bonnet
2005 TJ Lives @ 7440'
2012 Turbo Diesel Ram 2500 4X4
2016 Honda Ridgeline (the wife's Mountain car)
2016 Hyundai Sonata plug in hybrid (the wife's work ride)
1960 Minor Woody (damaged maybe a custom trailer?)

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i.Don Don Miller
Bellevue, WA, USA   USA
Where did you order your LED flasher Paul? I was looking at this site http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/flasher-units-shop.php

I want to replace my turn signals and brake bulbs with LED (and the flasher as well) on our 1959 MM 1000. I'm wondering if it would be necessary to change the indicator bulb in the turn signal control on the steering wheel as well.

I'm also looking to do the same on our 1951 GMC which is 6volt positive ground which is what attracted me to this particular website.

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2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
My system uses a 3 prong flasher. I got my new LED flasher from a Napa parts store. Napa part #EP35L.
I had not considered the indicator lamp, thanks for the thought. I understand that there are flashers that will run both LED and regular lamps, even on the same circuit.

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pvanwig Paul Van Wig
Lakewood/Big Bear, CA, USA   USA
1959 Nash Metropolitan "Tiffany"
1968 Morris Minor Traveller "Thomas"
I have not replaced the flasher yet as the Metropolitan has only rear bulbs. But it like my later Morris uses a two prong flasher.



Paul Van Wig
Big Bear/Lakewood, CA
facebook.com/pvanwig
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1959 Nash Metropolitan "Tiffany" (the wife's fun ride) w/63MGB motor
1968 Morris Minor Woody RHD "Thomas"
1960 Bug Eye (awaiting restoration) & a Kellison Fiberglass bonnet
2005 TJ Lives @ 7440'
2012 Turbo Diesel Ram 2500 4X4
2016 Honda Ridgeline (the wife's Mountain car)
2016 Hyundai Sonata plug in hybrid (the wife's work ride)
1960 Minor Woody (damaged maybe a custom trailer?)

2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
All went well on the install only one little matter to sort out, the indicator light on the switch arm does not light.
I am going to try and locate a small LED to fit. Baring that I'll see if there are indeed flashers that will operate both types of lights on one system, so far their existence is but a rumor.
I'm using the clear domes on the tail lights (with red LEDs) as they appear brighter.

0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
In reply to # 20933 by pvanwig Any LED two prong flasher will do. I just ordered positive ground bulbs for my Traveler. Already put bulbs in the Metropolitan. It's negative ground. The Morris is not because it has a positive ground ignition.
Your Minor isn't because
you haven't asked it to Paul sad smiley

http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/polarising-a-dynamo.php

2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
Thanks Mike.
I was ignorant of the variety of LEDs. As it happens I got COBs. Always happy to learn something new.

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Dlebla31 Don Leblanc
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada   CAN
I have installed LEDs in my 1964 Minor 1000 Tailamps so far, and with a Negative Ground, now I will be installing LEDs in the front and rear turn signals as well. I also have not looked into the one on the turn stalk, is it a push-twist or screw in?

They work just fine and can now be seen even in Daylight!! The new lenses help as well. LOL

0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Why bother replacing the tell tale light Don?

It only uses a tiny current
and is reasonably visible.

2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
Don, it's a screw in bulb.

2nd MM Panel Silver Member Phill Dallas
Nevada City, California, USA   USA
1959 Morris Minor 1000 Van "Mycroft"
Mike, after replacing all the corner lights and the flasher so that they function properly, the indicator light on the stalk doesn't come on at all.

0123 Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   GBR
Have you checked
you have a voltage
in the bulb socket
at the end of the stalk Phill?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2017-01-19 02:10 AM by 0123.

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Dlebla31 Don Leblanc
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada   CAN
Mike, that was Mycroft that IS replacing his, I have to wait for the Spring thaw to do mine.

I need something brighter, my left hand tends to block the view of the lamp, drove about 60kms last Summer turning right!!

I am thinking of installing another green LED in the top of the dash just below the windscreen above the speedo, a small one with a nice chrome bezel, so that it can be seen easily.

While I have the steering wheel off, I am going to look at fixing the self-canceler on the column, it only works on Left Turns. Small adjustment I hope.

Don

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