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post Jan 28 2015, 10:40 PM
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Making some progress on the front lights. Going slower than I hoped. These more complicated to make than the rears because of the blanking circuit and that the LEDs must be soldered with the body of the LED 115mils off the board so they can be pointed forward when mounted on the vehicle.


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post Jan 29 2015, 09:57 AM
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I'm down for a full set, please. US for the front buckets and the rear brake light and turn signals. These are looking great!
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post Jan 29 2015, 10:24 AM
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If you're still taking orders, I'd like to request front turn signals, rear turn signals, and brake lights, all US spec. Thanks!
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post Jan 31 2015, 09:26 AM
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If you're still taking orders, I'd like to request front turn signals, rear turn signals, and brake lights, all US spec. Thanks!


Yes, still taking orders. These boards take a long time to assemble and thus we'll be doing this for a few months. Requests are handled in order so we'll be in touch via PM when we're ready to make boards for you.

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post Jan 31 2015, 10:10 AM
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A couple of folks have had issues installing the bulb bases into the existing sockets. Much of the difficulty has to do with the existing socket which is over 40 years old and may likely have suffered from aging and moisture. This makes the bulbs hard to install/remove and can affect the electrical connection to the bulb.

This is a good time to do some preventive maintenance on the socket to improve electrical connectivity and ease installation of the LED bulb bases or even the standard bulbs.

Here's an example of a bulb with severe oxidation and crud that came off of my 930. This bulb was so hard to remove that I thought the bulb was going to break in my hand as I removed it. Likewise the socket looked in the same condition. I connected an LED board for the 911 in its place and it didn't light up at all. I had to clean the socket with a wire wheel on my Dremel before the LEDs would light up.

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After cleaning the socket with a wire wheel, or scraping the crud with a small screwdriver, dielectric grease like this one are available at your FLAPS for less than $2 goes a long way to improving electrical contact and easing installation of bulbs/LEDs.

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post Feb 4 2015, 12:06 PM
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I've been thinking of ways to provide a handle to help assist the installation of the bulb bases. Thought about a piece of metal, wood, or plastic but nothing seemed to fit the bill.

Then I tried a piece of circuit board. Seems like it would give a good grip for installation and would not short out the wires if they touched. What I did was chop up some old boards we had lying around work. I will try this on these boards.

Would it take away from the product if I used old circuit boards for the handles? I could state that we're using recycled materials to be more ecologically friendly. Your feedback is welcome.


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post Feb 4 2015, 12:58 PM
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That'd be great! I buggered up one of my tail light bulb bases trying to get a good grip so it would turn and engage in the socket. This "green solution" is a great idea!
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post Feb 4 2015, 01:06 PM
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Great idea and eco-friendly too. The world and the 914 wins! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)
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post Feb 5 2015, 09:59 PM
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Now is a good time to seal up the front and rear buckets to protect your LED board investments.

I am very pleased to be able to offer bundle pricing for front and rear bucket and rear lens seals by 914Rubber for anyone purchasing front or rear LED boards.

Prices:
Front bucket seals: $12.50 savings of 24% over retail
Rear housing seals: $16.00 savings of 33% over retail
Rear lens beads: $5.00 savings of $28% over retail

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post Feb 6 2015, 12:10 AM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Feb 5 2015, 10:59 PM) *

Now is a good time to seal up the front and rear buckets to protect your LED board investments.

I am very pleased to be able to offer bundle pricing for front and rear bucket and rear lens seals by 914Rubber for anyone purchasing front or rear LED boards.

Prices:
Front bucket seals: $12.50 savings of 24% over retail
Rear housing seals: $16.00 savings of 33% over retail
Rear lens beads: $5.00 savings of $28% over retail

Front Bucket Seal

Rear Housing Seal

Rear Lens Bead


Bundle me, please! Additionally, you can put my LED assemblies at the tail end of your build schedule. I won't be needing them until next fall at the earliest.
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post Feb 6 2015, 09:04 AM
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Is this another thread? I didn't see my post. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

In for a set of front ambers...and rear reds.
Thanks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 9 2015, 07:43 PM
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QUOTE(kid914 @ Feb 6 2015, 10:04 AM) *

Is this another thread? I didn't see my post. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

In for a set of front ambers...and rear reds.
Thanks (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


This is the right thread. Got you on the list from the previous thread.

It's been slow getting all the cogs going for this project. Just received the first batch of clips for the fronts and rears. Things are going to start happening now. I gotta get my own 3d printer. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)


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post Feb 13 2015, 02:56 AM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Feb 4 2015, 10:06 AM) *
I've been thinking of ways to provide a handle to help assist the installation of the bulb bases. Thought about a piece of metal, wood, or plastic but nothing seemed to fit the bill.

Then I tried a piece of circuit board. Seems like it would give a good grip for installation and would not short out the wires if they touched. What I did was chop up some old boards we had lying around work. I will try this on these boards.

Would it take away from the product if I used old circuit boards for the handles? I could state that we're using recycled materials to be more ecologically friendly. Your feedback is welcome.
I'm good with it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif)

Are you going to glue the boards into the bulb bases?
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post Feb 13 2015, 09:37 AM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Feb 5 2015, 08:59 PM) *

Now is a good time to seal up the front and rear buckets to protect your LED board investments.

I am very pleased to be able to offer bundle pricing for front and rear bucket and rear lens seals by 914Rubber for anyone purchasing front or rear LED boards.

Prices:
Front bucket seals: $12.50 savings of 24% over retail
Rear housing seals: $16.00 savings of 33% over retail
Rear lens beads: $5.00 savings of $28% over retail

Front Bucket Seal

Rear Housing Seal

Rear Lens Bead


Spoke,

When the seals come in, I'd be in for a complete set all the way around. Just let me now. Thanks
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post Feb 13 2015, 09:49 AM
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Howdy,

I would like to place my order in the queue.

Question about the Front Euro LEDs.
Are the Amber LEDs lit (on) when the TurnSignal is not engaged?

Front:
#2, Euro non-blanking LED

Rear:
#1, Red Brake LED
#3, Amber TurnSignal LED

Seals:
Front bucket seals: $12.50
Rear housing seals: $16.00
Rear lens beads: $5.00

Thanks,
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post Feb 13 2015, 04:40 PM
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QUOTE(euro911 @ Feb 13 2015, 03:56 AM) *

Are you going to glue the boards into the bulb bases?


Yes. I fill the bases with epoxy then install the handle. The epoxy locks the wires in place so they won't work loose from the base. The handles are in rock solid. So installation can be done with a pair of pliers or your fingers. Should make installation very easy.


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post Feb 13 2015, 05:41 PM
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We had a bit of a hangup on the first rear LED boards. The assembly was done incorrectly on the first 18 boards. The boards cannot be reworked. Just thrown in the garbage. They are trashed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)

So there will be a delay on the rear boards until we make more. I will PM those for whom these boards were being built.

The fronts are coming along fine. Will be shipping out the first sets of fronts this week.
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post Feb 14 2015, 12:18 AM
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QUOTE(Spoke @ Feb 13 2015, 02:40 PM) *

QUOTE(euro911 @ Feb 13 2015, 03:56 AM) *

Are you going to glue the boards into the bulb bases?


Yes. I fill the bases with epoxy then install the handle. The epoxy locks the wires in place so they won't work loose from the base. The handles are in rock solid. So installation can be done with a pair of pliers or your fingers. Should make installation very easy.


That will work ..................
It doesn't need to be very tall. Just enough to grab with fingers or pliers.
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post Feb 14 2015, 12:39 AM
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QUOTE(cary @ Feb 14 2015, 01:18 AM) *

QUOTE(Spoke @ Feb 13 2015, 02:40 PM) *

QUOTE(euro911 @ Feb 13 2015, 03:56 AM) *

Are you going to glue the boards into the bulb bases?


Yes. I fill the bases with epoxy then install the handle. The epoxy locks the wires in place so they won't work loose from the base. The handles are in rock solid. So installation can be done with a pair of pliers or your fingers. Should make installation very easy.


That will work ..................
It doesn't need to be very tall. Just enough to grab with fingers or pliers.


The size was chosen from a long thin board we had laying around at work that I chopped up to make the handles. The board was about 1 inch wide.
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post Feb 23 2015, 10:10 PM
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My new front LED boards have arrived. A beautiful thing ...............
They slipped right in. I already had new 914 Rubber seals. They had compressed into their new shape. So it was a little tight.

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