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Offline tobkob

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amber 1157 bulbs
« on: January 25, 2017, 09:55:22 PM »
I know the front parking/turn signal 1157 bulbs on the '69 Shelbys looked like they were painted "amber". My question is were the front marker lights have the same coating or were they clear? Does anyone have a source for these or a way to reproduce them?  http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=3002.msg15936#msg15936

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 10:22:26 PM »
I know the front parking/turn signal 1157 bulbs on the '69 Shelbys looked like they were painted "amber". My question is were the front marker lights have the same coating or were they clear? Does anyone have a source for these or a way to reproduce them?  http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/index.php?topic=3002.msg15936#msg15936

Thanks,

TOB
Yes front side marker light on 69/70 Shelby were the yellow from the factory. Not the amber glass type . If you can't find any NOS then you have to paint some with a thinned out matching color paint so that they are translucent when lit.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 10:43:56 PM »
Thanks Bob, that's what I thought. Anyone know where I might find some NOS bulbs?

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 09:50:58 PM »
#1157-A    at Bulbtown:     Just type in your number they have lots

http://www.bulbtown.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=1157
« Last Edit: January 26, 2017, 09:57:41 PM by 67350#1242 »

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 10:04:16 PM »
#1157-A    at Bulbtown:     Just type in your number they have lots

http://www.bulbtown.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=1157
That is the wrong one because it is the amber glass. It is a replacement not like the assemblyline installed.  The assemblyline one has a yellow coating on the glass similar to paint.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 11:44:15 PM »
When I tried to register my 67 Shelby in Sweden after buying it in California 1977 they complained the parking lights were amber when the Swedish law said they should be white.
Took the glass off, scraped off the paint on the bulbs with my finger nail and everything was cool with the bureaucrats.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 02:06:15 AM »
1157A bulb should get you a painted bulb
1157NA would be a amber glass bulb
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 12:49:23 AM »
1157A bulb should get you a painted bulb
1157NA would be a amber glass bulb
Not always apparently. In the example reply #3 using that link and 1157A gets a amber bulb.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 09:25:21 AM »
Not always apparently. In the example reply #3 using that link and 1157A gets a amber bulb.

While the picture of the 1157A shows amber glass here's what the description says (I added the emphasis):

#1157A Amber Miniature Bulb Bay15d Base - 12.8/14.0 Volt 2.1/0.59 Amp 26.88/8.26 Watt Painted Amber S8 Double Contact (DC) Index Bayonet (Bay15d) Base. C-6/C-6 Filament Design, 24/2.2 MSCP, 1,200/5,000 Average Rated Hours. 2.0" (50.80mm) Maximum Overall Length (M.O.L.), 1.04" (26.5mm) Maximum Outer Diameter (M.O.D.). 1.25" (31.80mm) Light Center Length (L.C.L).
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 09:57:19 AM »
While the picture of the 1157A shows amber glass here's what the description says (I added the emphasis):

#1157A Amber Miniature Bulb Bay15d Base - 12.8/14.0 Volt 2.1/0.59 Amp 26.88/8.26 Watt Painted Amber S8 Double Contact (DC) Index Bayonet (Bay15d) Base. C-6/C-6 Filament Design, 24/2.2 MSCP, 1,200/5,000 Average Rated Hours. 2.0" (50.80mm) Maximum Overall Length (M.O.L.), 1.04" (26.5mm) Maximum Outer Diameter (M.O.D.). 1.25" (31.80mm) Light Center Length (L.C.L).

Good to know! Has anyone ACTUALLY RECEIVED THE PAINTED TYPE FROM THEM
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 10:57:21 AM »
tob is asking about the small front side light bulbs not the big park/turn signal 1157 bulb the way I read this post.

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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 11:37:47 AM »
tob is asking about the small front side light bulbs not the big park/turn signal 1157 bulb the way I read this post.

Perhaps the title of the thread is confusing some readers. These are a 194 bulb by parts store look-up so I imagine a 194A should be the bulb type.

http://www.bulbtown.com/194A_AMBER_MINIATURE_BULB_GLASS_WEDGE_BASE_p/194a.htm
« Last Edit: January 28, 2017, 11:41:07 AM by 67gtasanjose »
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2017, 11:47:35 AM »
The small acorn bulbs in the front side marker are the same painted yellow. They are listed in the Shelby owners manual.
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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2017, 01:38:46 PM »
Yellow highlighters work well on them, too.


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Re: amber 1157 bulbs
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 04:59:57 PM »
Yellow highlighters work well on them, too.
Yes but the highlighter looks more like the amber glass then the more opaque assemblyline painted .
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