A new restoration in ........... France

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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby So Cal Mark » Fri May 19, 2017 11:32 am

I prefer to change them to a Euro look; that is a round marker but led so they are quite bright compared to the old incandescent bulbs 8)
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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby RRoller123 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:54 am

Plus, with the large markers, you will have a somewhat unique car in France! :wink:
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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby gbraun » Sat May 20, 2017 8:07 am

don't be afraid I will leave them on ........

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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby RRoller123 » Sun May 21, 2017 5:07 am

This is all tongue in cheek. Arguing about the relative merits of European versus North American side markers is a silly and perennial favorite topic around here! :roll: :)
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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby Kta124 » Wed May 24, 2017 4:00 am

RRoller123 wrote:Plus, with the large markers, you will have a somewhat unique car in France! :wink:


I am affraid that most of the spiders that are curently in France are US importation cars with the big side markers, the "unique" factor does not stand here, however I agree with the idea to wire them so they are paired with the turn signals...
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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby RRoller123 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:05 am

That is interesting, as most of the pics I see on FB, etc. from Europe show small bulb cars!

Here is a great web link to a resource for wiring the side markers so that they will flash in unison with the turn signals. It can be done for free by wiring them as instructed, but they will flash in opposition to the bumper signals. Alternatively, there is a neat little device this fellow sells that works to have them flash in unison with the bumper turn signals, while still functioning as position markers.

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Re: A new restoration in ........... France

Postby Kta124 » Fri May 26, 2017 9:01 am

I came back in France a bit more then 2 years ago, and I saw only very few fiat spiders, 4 including mine to be exact. Their were all american importation cars... This is not a very reprensative "crowed" to judge it all but it is what I saw! :D
Thanks for the link for the blinkers by the way, I will dig into it!
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