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Username Post: Hazard flasher        (Topic#355521)
57chevypreterist 
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57chevypreterist
Age: 57
Loc: Tampa, FL
Reg: 09-29-05
03-06-19 08:30 PM - Post#2761496    

Hi all: I picked up a Signal-Stat/Flare-Stat hazard flasher switch and (lighted) knob off of eBay for my '57, and I thought I would share the results here. (Picture linked below)

I have always thought that the lighter location would make an excellent spot for a hazard flasher (who smokes these days in their '57 anyway? ), so I relocated the lighter to underneath the dash (adding a dash bezel flipped upside down, and using an underdash bracket from an aftermarket lighter!) and mounted the Signal-Stat in the dash lighter location. I did have to fabricate a thin metal washer to hold the flasher switch in the dash location, as the hole was too big for the switch nut.

Now someday, I'll make all the electrical connections!

Link to pic (Click on photo to enlarge - twice!): https://www.flickr.com/photos/170297434@N04/ shares...

-Bryan

1957 Bel Air four door sedan, 43,000 original miles, 235 Blue Flame Six, 3 speed, 2nd owner, acquired in 1978.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/81952637@N00/s ets/721...


 
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Brian D from NJ 
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Loc: Riverside, New Jersey
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03-08-19 01:41 PM - Post#2761605    
    In response to 57chevypreterist

Ya, let me know how you did it.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
YOUNG57 
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Loc: Tennessee
Reg: 12-06-10
03-18-19 07:31 AM - Post#2762353    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

To wire in my 4-way flasher I spiced in four new wires into the four turn signal wires at the steering column connector and ran the new wires to one side of a new 4pst (four pole-single throw) switch. On the other side of the 4pst switch I jumpered the four terminals together and ran a wire from them to one side of a new flasher fed by a constant hot fuse on the fuse panel.

I mounted the 4pst switch through a hole on the bottom edge of my dash below the heater control panel with just the toggle sticking through. Flip the toggle and all four turn signal lamps get pulsating flashes.




 
Mel Foye 
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Reg: 09-29-00
03-18-19 10:14 AM - Post#2762373    
    In response to 57chevypreterist

One heck of an idea and color looks close to dash.



 
C. Anothalevel 
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Reg: 03-12-19
03-25-19 03:18 PM - Post#2762873    
    In response to 57chevypreterist

Now that is cool!



 
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