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Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2018, 10:11:16 PM »
I don't expect any trouble here. The original light bracket had the same material thickness and was fine for more than 80 years. If it really breaks I will report here.  ;D
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kbryt

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2018, 08:55:47 PM »
Not just the screws to worry about the bends are the weak spot.

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2018, 08:52:44 PM »
Yes, that's why I applied Loctide to all the screws.  :)
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1937 Sunbeam Model 9
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kbryt

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2018, 08:41:00 PM »
Looks like  a neat job, just watch out for vibration stress, vibrations always seem to concentrate at the rear end of the bike.

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2018, 04:00:41 PM »
Hi all! After Cornucopia sent a MT11 replica my locksmith made a respective bracket. I think it is a reasonable replacement for the old light.
Cheers, Thomas
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1937 Sunbeam Model 9
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kbryt

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2018, 10:31:51 PM »
Oh dear........... its been a long hot day ::) ::) :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2018, 10:23:03 PM »
There are two thread pages.
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1937 Sunbeam Model 9
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VicYouel

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2018, 09:28:17 PM »
Ken I can still see them.....curious?
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kbryt

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2018, 06:21:10 PM »
where have all the other posts on this thread gone?

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2018, 11:15:32 AM »
You mean this, Vic? http://marston-sunbeam.org/sunbeam_shop16/index.php?id_product=332&controller=product&id_lang=3
There are no measures available. By eye the plate is 230mm wide. That means my huge plate of 220mm width plus the light won't match as they don't  doesn't for my present holder. I need to ask if I am allowed to drill a hole into the number plate.  :P

The MT110 from Peter Long is only 10 Euro more and also has the engraved Lucas letters. But thanks for this link.
Cheers, Thomas
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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2018, 10:58:06 AM »
This supplier (who attends one or two UK auto jumbles) http://www.vintage-replica.cz/indexE.htm  makes by far the best replica rear lamp with stop lamp as well if required..... even engraved with the Luca stuff.

Our Sunbeam shop still hasa few rear number plates for sale that have a cut out and screw holes for the MTT lamp.

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 07:16:28 AM »
Yes, I'm in Cologne! I do not expect any problem with the lens because it's not smaller than my old one (which passed the MOT test). My greater problem will be the hole in the number plate. I have a griddle covering the entire holder. So, I would need to drill through the number plate. Need to ask first, if that's legal... From my experience the technical requirements are similar to those in the UK but not the administrative stuff. They are difficult (see the griddle  :o).
Cheers, Thomas
1946 BSA C11
1937 Sunbeam Model 9
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kbryt

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2018, 09:34:43 PM »
Neat, problem solved, now all you need is a big hole in the number plate!

I am assuming you are in Germany? If so will the small lens conform to your laws seeing as how they seem to be so much stricter than ours?

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2018, 11:05:57 AM »
Hi, I just called Cornucopia. Peter Long confirmes that both options are offered for his lamps, single AND double filament. Even LED is possible.
Cheers, Thomas
1946 BSA C11
1937 Sunbeam Model 9
... and a dented Opel

Thomas

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Re: Original tail light?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2018, 08:35:49 PM »
Ok! But assuming Matchless Clueless is right I would presume that Peter Long's lamp can be supplied with a double filament bulb or a LED. Anyway, he will tell me. I'll keep you informed. Thanks again and cheers, Thomas
1946 BSA C11
1937 Sunbeam Model 9
... and a dented Opel