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Old 08/20/2014, 06:52 AM   #1
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The wife and I were out recently and she saw a vintage Shelby with the sequential turn signals. Needless the wife decided she really liked the way they looked and now she wants them on her car (the GT/CS is hers). It is my understanding that someone (here?) makes a kit that allows the stock GT/CS turn signals to be converted into sequential turn signals like on a Shelby. I recently replaced the turn signal/horn switch in the steering column and it had two unused wires the manufacturer said were for use with sequential turn signals so I think all I need is from the switch back. I searched the restoration archives and didn't find anything. Does anyone have any information on this?

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Old 08/20/2014, 07:45 AM   #2
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The wife and I were out recently and she saw a vintage Shelby with the sequential turn signals. Needless the wife decided she really liked the way they looked and now she wants them on her car (the GT/CS is hers). It is my understanding that someone (here?) makes a kit that allows the stock GT/CS turn signals to be converted into sequential turn signals like on a Shelby. I recently replaced the turn signal/horn switch in the steering column and it had two unused wires the manufacturer said were for use with sequential turn signals so I think all I need is from the switch back. I searched the restoration archives and didn't find anything. Does anyone have any information on this?
Big Jim,

The 2 extra wires are probably not for sequential lights:

http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...+signal+switch
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You may want to see this for sequential lights, Shelby style (dynamite sticks):

http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ght=sequential

Or you may consider the Mustang Project kit which may be cheaper ...

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Old 08/20/2014, 07:48 AM   #3
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Scott Fuller Reproductions is the one you want to contact. He makes the Dynamite Sticks and installation kits. http://www.scottfullerreproductions....29/4646978.htm

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Old 08/20/2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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... after reconsidering the original post along with my first link, if the 2 wires are for a T-bird, then it maybe for sequential lighting, but it's probably the T-bird type (1965 mechanical switches?) ...

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Old 08/20/2014, 07:56 AM   #5
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Do the dynamite sticks require cutting the harness?

Never mind.
If I'd gone to the site I would have seen that the harness does not need to be cut.

Here is the Mustang Project kit.
http://www.mustangproject.com/Produc...3-1116b3789625

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Old 08/20/2014, 08:17 AM   #6
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According to the manufacture of the steering column switch (I called him because I didn't know what to do with the extra 2 wires) the switch fits both Mustangs and Birds. He said the two extra wires are not used on a Mustang, they are for sequential turns on the bird. Is there a difference between the sequentials in a GT500 and a Bird? Does the Scott Fuller kit include everything I need to give my wife sequential turns? Is it hard to install?

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Old 08/20/2014, 08:34 AM   #7
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According to the manufacture of the steering column switch (I called him because I didn't know what to do with the extra 2 wires) the switch fits both Mustangs and Birds. He said the two extra wires are not used on a Mustang, they are for sequential turns on the bird. Is there a difference between the sequentials in a GT500 and a Bird? Does the Scott Fuller kit include everything I need to give my wife sequential turns? Is it hard to install?
Yes, I'm pretty sure the T-bird use the same system like that used on Cougars.

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Old 08/20/2014, 09:10 AM   #8
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According to the manufacture of the steering column switch (I called him because I didn't know what to do with the extra 2 wires) the switch fits both Mustangs and Birds. He said the two extra wires are not used on a Mustang, they are for sequential turns on the bird. Is there a difference between the sequentials in a GT500 and a Bird? Does the Scott Fuller kit include everything I need to give my wife sequential turns? Is it hard to install?
Here's a vendor who sells the Mustang Project kit less than the manufacturer:

http://www.virginiaclassicmustang.co...KIT-P2459.aspx

... according to the description, this kit seems simple to install (maybe simpler than the Shelby dynamite sticks) and LEDs use less power ... but the dynamite sticks may be more "period-correct" ...

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... Is there a difference between the sequentials in a GT500 and a Bird? ...
... "Original sequencers (also called dynamite sticks) have a cardboard tube. The tube is painted gold. They also have a molded plug that plugs directly into the taillight harness. The sequencers are unique to the 1968 Shelby. Cougars and Thunderbirds used a different mechanism to sequence the tail lights."

(reference: http://www.thecoralsnake.com/Electrical.HTML )

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Old 08/20/2014, 09:59 AM   #10
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... Is it hard to install?
Here's a Shelby dynamite stick installation pdf:

http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/yhst-13525...structions.pdf

This came from Branda:

http://www.cobranda.com/19shtadysts.html

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Old 08/20/2014, 11:35 AM   #11
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Here's a vendor who sells the Mustang Project kit less than the manufacturer:

http://www.virginiaclassicmustang.co...KIT-P2459.aspx

... according to the description, this kit seems simple to install (maybe simpler than the Shelby dynamite sticks) and LEDs use less power ... but the dynamite sticks may be more "period-correct" ...
I like the idea that the kit includes LED replacement bulbs. Has anyone installed this kit and how do you rate the results? Are the LEDs brighter then the stock bulbs and do the lights sequence at the correct rate (I've seen some LEDs that flash super fast)?

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Old 08/21/2014, 06:03 PM   #12
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I've installed the kit with LEDs and they are fantastic and really bright which not only looks good but aids with safety due to the great visibility.

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Old 08/22/2014, 06:48 AM   #13
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I've installed the kit with LEDs and they are fantastic and really bright which not only looks good but aids with safety due to the great visibility.
Which of the two LED kits listed above did you install?

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Old 08/22/2014, 09:57 AM   #14
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Who has used this set??

The description makes it sound terribly easy.....but what about the under the dash wiring??? Also, what effect will these lights have on turns signals, stop lights as well as 4 way emergency flashers??

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Old 08/22/2014, 10:04 AM   #15
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That looks like the basic Mustang Project system.
If I remember correctly there is no underdash wiring, other than replacing your flasher with their flasher.
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