RESTORING HISTORY ONE CAR AT A TIME

SERVICING OLD TAIL LAMP AND WIRING ASSEMBLIES

Obsoleting the old design tail lamp and tail lamp wiring assemblies necessitated making several changes in the servicing of those parts.

The present design tail lamps A-13407-A (rustless steel) and A-13407-C (black enamel) are equipped with stop and tail light wires extending from the lamp approximately 22″. One end of the extensions is attached to the tail and stop light sockets in the lamp-the opposite ends are connected to the tail lamp wire by means of a connecting plug A-14487, located 22″ ahead of the tail lamp (see Fig. 858).

The adoption of the present design tail lamp with the 22″ wire extensions makes the present tail lamp wire assembly 22″ shorter than the old design.

If after present stocks are exhausted you receive a call for an old style tail lamp wire assembly, supply the new design together with special extension A-14423-BR (see Fig. 859). This extension has been adopted for service so that the present design tail lamp wiring assembly can be installed on jobs equipped with old style tail lamps. The extension is 22″ long and compensates for the difference in length between the old style and new style wiring assemblies .

If after present stocks are exhausted you ·should receive a call for an old style tail lamp, supply the present design lamp. Due to the 22″ length wires attached to the new lamps, it will be necessary to correspondingly reduce the length of the old style wiring assembly when connecting the extension to the old wiring. This can be easily done by making a loop in the old wiring, taping it together and placing it in the channel of the frame (see Fig. 860).

In replacing an old style tail lamp with the present design lamp, it will of course be necessary to drill the fender to install the present design rear lamp support and reinforcing plate. It will also be necessary to install the present design license bracket.

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