Click here to return to the home page.
Morgan 3 Wheeler
Who's Online Now
9 registered members (Doug J, brian battersby, +8Rich, IcePack, UlrichW, Barry M, SDJ, thelastgizmo, Bourbonmog), 162 guests, and 26 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 323
John V6 288
Peter J 155
TBM 155
Newest Topics
New member from Nice
by Olivier. 16/01/21 06:35 PM
Solar power.
by Sportster. 16/01/21 04:47 PM
Replacement M3W.
by Sportster. 16/01/21 03:58 PM
Fuses
by Ray. 16/01/21 03:47 PM
This years meanderings
by aerotaff. 16/01/21 11:09 AM
Guess the movie.
by Sportster. 16/01/21 07:54 AM
New member and potential owner
by HJF. 15/01/21 08:00 PM
Latest Photos
First post
Steam loco build
GBpluseight avatar
Adding a number to the grill
Lockdown slide show
Newest Members
PH1954, HJF, Valespecial, Berlin, Spizz Oil
7327 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics40,273
Posts670,660
Members7,327
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
olleyjp, tarutino
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3
Re: Third brake light [Re: Bunny] #670501
02/11/20 12:43 PM
02/11/20 12:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,528
United Kingdom, Lincolnshire
planenut Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
planenut  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,528
United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

The next month or more could be the ideal time for those "back burner" jobs Bunny. frown. Top quality turning on the pedestal, you can see these cars are "handmade" and not made by robots laugh2

Re: Third brake light [Re: Marmota] #670512
02/11/20 02:34 PM
02/11/20 02:34 PM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 77
H
Hogzilla Offline OP
Just Getting Started
Hogzilla  Offline OP
Just Getting Started
H

Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 77
Originally Posted by Marmota
A third higher lamp will be for sure a nice safety DIY winter project.

But Hogzilla: consider that the kind of third lights shown in the pictures above have a "con": if you plan to travel and consequently use a luggage rack, this light will interfere with the rack and/or be hidden behind the luggage.

Check out my luggage set: it's not too tall but it would definitely hide any third lamp.

[Linked Image]

But if you don't plan to travel ever with your 3-Wheeler, then this may never need a luggage rack and so many bags on it. Also if you travel solo, you can use the co-pilot's side and footwell to put your bags, and don't need again the luggage rack.

In our case we're two travelling with the 3-Wheeler, so we really need it.





The Australian version will do! Now I need to get that ordered.

Thanks!

Re: Third brake light [Re: Bunny] #670513
02/11/20 02:36 PM
02/11/20 02:36 PM
Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 77
H
Hogzilla Offline OP
Just Getting Started
Hogzilla  Offline OP
Just Getting Started
H

Joined: Oct 2020
Posts: 77
Originally Posted by Bunny
Richard is correct. I ordered those part numbers a while ago and received the following:

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

I found the finish on the aluminium upstand to be poor so this will require refinishing & polishing before fitting.

[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

I haven't got around to fitting it yet, partly because it goes against the grain to cut a 12mm hole in the bodywork. shocked2 Also, my car is a 2012 model so will almost certainly not have the necessary electrical connector in the wiring loom. Not a big problem I guess but another reason to put the project on the back burner for now!

By the way, in 2018 I paid Uncle Melvyn £38.31 for the lamp (U340032) and £8.67 for the pedestal (T400037). Both prices exclude VAT & delivery.


THANK YOU!!!!

Re: Third brake light [Re: Hogzilla] #670514
02/11/20 02:39 PM
02/11/20 02:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 934
Evergreen, Colorado, USA
britmog Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
britmog  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 934
Evergreen, Colorado, USA
For visibility I use two small LED rear bicycle lights that are attached to the hoops via rubber straps. These are the ones you see flashing on the rear of bicycles, I have them on a slow repeat flash that can be seen for hundreds of yards and are very bright even in daylight, cheap and removable.


Bruce
1964 4/4 Series V Comp (Megan)
1994 +8 (Maurice)
2013 M3W (Olga)
Re: Third brake light [Re: Hogzilla] #670517
02/11/20 03:00 PM
02/11/20 03:00 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 506
Rio Del Mar, CA
kankeL Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
kankeL  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 506
Rio Del Mar, CA
Btw, you do not have to get that plastic Morgan part. You just have to get a hollow mounting stud (Morgan uses M10 threads).

I have a couple of these nice 3-wire LED lights (M10), if anyone wants one:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/647097/for-sale-metal-rear-turn-signals-for-m3w


2016 M3W, Army Green Matte/Tan Leather, 15k miles
Re: Third brake light [Re: kankeL] #670518
02/11/20 03:11 PM
02/11/20 03:11 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,870
Port Orchard, WA.
LightSpeed Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
LightSpeed  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,870
Port Orchard, WA.
Originally Posted by kankeL
Btw, you do not have to get that plastic Morgan part. You just have to get a hollow mounting stud (Morgan uses M10 threads).

I have a couple of these nice 3-wire LED lights (M10), if anyone wants one:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/647097/for-sale-metal-rear-turn-signals-for-m3w







Mine has the hollow shaft through the lamp and that light can be seen from every angle because the video I posted was taken from the ground. From another drivers position it is clearly visible, no stalk needed. That must have been some Australian requirement that has no bear, especially if you have a rack with luggage. Luggage racks might be great for campers but I find small bags in the passgenger footwell do just fine and a credit cardf or the hotel :-)


Stephen
2019 M3W, AR Stage 2

Re: Third brake light [Re: LightSpeed] #670519
02/11/20 03:15 PM
02/11/20 03:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 506
Rio Del Mar, CA
kankeL Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
kankeL  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 506
Rio Del Mar, CA
Originally Posted by LightSpeed
Originally Posted by kankeL
Btw, you do not have to get that plastic Morgan part. You just have to get a hollow mounting stud (Morgan uses M10 threads).

I have a couple of these nice 3-wire LED lights (M10), if anyone wants one:

http://www.talkmorgan.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/647097/for-sale-metal-rear-turn-signals-for-m3w







Mine has the hollow shaft through the lamp and that light can be seen from every angle because the video I posted was taken from the ground. From another drivers position it is clearly visible, no stalk needed. That must have been some Australian requirement that has no bear, especially if you have a rack with luggage. Luggage racks might be great for campers but I find small bags in the passgenger footwell do just fine and a credit cardf or the hotel :-)


Where on earth do you put your wife’s hairdryer? 😉


2016 M3W, Army Green Matte/Tan Leather, 15k miles
Re: Third brake light [Re: Hogzilla] #670520
02/11/20 03:22 PM
02/11/20 03:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,870
Port Orchard, WA.
LightSpeed Offline
Talk Morgan Expert
LightSpeed  Offline
Talk Morgan Expert

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 2,870
Port Orchard, WA.
Ha! We spent 2 weeks in Japan with one small overnight bag each... She travels light; I am lucky :-)

Here are the lamps I used for the third brake lamp.
https://www.jpcycles.com/product/17...IibjM5AIVyh-tBh2zggNlEAQYBCABEgIQJfD_BwE


Stephen
2019 M3W, AR Stage 2

Re: Third brake light [Re: Hogzilla] #670536
02/11/20 04:27 PM
02/11/20 04:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,397
New River Valley, VA
rcmatt Offline
Has a lot to Say!
rcmatt  Offline
Has a lot to Say!

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,397
New River Valley, VA
Mine is like Javiers.... I put enough on the luggage rack all I would do it light up the first thing on the rack

Last edited by rcmatt; 02/11/20 04:27 PM.

Rodger
2018 M3W "Dreamers on the Rise"
2004 Plus 8 (wife's)
old Goldwings and a couple of Harleys
Re: Third brake light [Re: Hogzilla] #670543
02/11/20 05:07 PM
02/11/20 05:07 PM
Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 116
Las Vegas
JohnMat Offline
L - Learner Plates On
JohnMat  Offline
L - Learner Plates On

Joined: Aug 2019
Posts: 116
Las Vegas
Another option for those with the tall roll-bars with built-in headrests is to add lights on the back of the headrests.
I used these Dogeye Puckz and wired them as brake lights, running lights and turn signals. It makes the M3W a lot more visible in traffic, and they are really bright.
I wired them to the brake light connector, and then tapped into the turn signals and running lights.

[Linked Image]

Last edited by JohnMat; 02/11/20 05:31 PM. Reason: typo

2020 M3W
Page 2 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  TalkMorgan 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1