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Username Post: Traffic light viewer        (Topic#353331)
tommy49 
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10-07-18 04:36 AM - Post#2748030    

I need user feedback on viewers. Which type are you using and have you used both types? I know the J-28 is the Guide style.





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2blu52 
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10-07-18 04:40 AM - Post#2748032    
    In response to tommy49

When these were being sold, most traffic lights were high on the wire over the intersection most all signals now are mounted both high and much lower on the side. Even with a visor I never found need for one. So for most purposes either one would work.

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RAM_51 
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10-07-18 05:45 AM - Post#2748039    
    In response to tommy49

It's been awhile since I had one in any of my cars. I've used both types which are actually both GUIDE viewers. They seemed to be only really useful when I was the first car at the intersection. As I recall, they worked far better at night. I was never really happy with where the instructions said to mount them. I liked the solid thick one better but thought that it would have worked better had it been about at the edge of the dash instead of so close to the windshield. I never did use the magnetic base so maybe that would have solved that to a certain degree, but I still think, for me, there still would have been the placement issue. Again, if you happened to be the first car at the light, they did save you from ducking down in the front seat to see the light. Funny thing is I still did that just to make sure...they worked more of a "attention-getter" to get me to "do the duck down" to physically look at the light.

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wbeaton 
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10-07-18 06:13 AM - Post#2748041    
    In response to 2blu52

I have J28 screwed into a missing screw hole in the windshield trim. It works. The lights show VERY small. Like looking into binoculars backwards. It’s fine for me. I’ve always wondered if the scalloped version would be better. I usually look at the cross street traffic lights or the reflection on my hood.

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53Chevy 
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10-07-18 08:24 AM - Post#2748045    
    In response to tommy49

I have the J-28 in my 53 BelAir and I do use it. That being said I still make sure that I have a green light before entering the intersection. It surprising how many people ask me what it is and what it is for.



 
one4dad 
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10-07-18 03:21 PM - Post#2748071    
    In response to tommy49

I have the J26 type. It's ok, but my shiny hood works better, and I found if possible I lay back which gives me better view. My biggest issue is the distance when moving that the overhead light is out of my vision.

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kzhurley 
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10-07-18 05:55 PM - Post#2748077    
    In response to tommy49

I have the j26 type and it works ok. But not very well in the day. If found that the reflection off the accessory 50 hood bird works pretty well also.

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tommy49 
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10-08-18 05:29 AM - Post#2748117    
    In response to kzhurley

Thanks everyone, for the reviews! It seems a shiny hood or hood ornament get high praise, but I have a primered hood. Maybe I'll just keep my eye on the other traffic. Thanks again!

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kzhurley 
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10-08-18 11:53 AM - Post#2748150    
    In response to tommy49

Sometimes I just wait for the people behind me.. They will always let you know when they think you should be moving.
Lol

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tommy49 
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10-08-18 12:03 PM - Post#2748152    
    In response to kzhurley

  • kzhurley Said:
Sometimes I just wait for the people behind me.. They will always let you know when they think you should be moving.
Lol






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bobt 
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10-08-18 12:09 PM - Post#2748153    
    In response to kzhurley

If you have a Fulton sun visor, to me it's a must have.



 
Dean50 
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10-12-18 01:02 AM - Post#2748484    
    In response to tommy49

Hi Tommy
I have the J-26 mounted in the windshield lower trim hole to the right of the steering wheel. It works fine except when the sun is directly facing and low.

Dean50



 
tommy49 
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10-12-18 03:30 AM - Post#2748489    
    In response to Dean50

Thanks, Dean! I appreciate your view(er).

Tommy

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Idaho 
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10-12-18 05:34 AM - Post#2748500    
    In response to tommy49

Here's something to consider..

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tommy49 
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10-12-18 06:09 AM - Post#2748503    
    In response to Idaho

Man, you can cook ants with that viewer! I've never seen that before! Thanks for posting that!

Tommy

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Sheldon Y. 
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10-13-18 02:57 PM - Post#2748596    
    In response to Idaho

Wow! That sucks!

That won't happen with the J28.

I love mine! Even if the light does appear very tiny.


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