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NAS1966
Norbert Sliwinski
Monroeville
(28 posts)

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08/11/2012 05:20PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB GM 2.8 V6

License Plate Light
Posted by: NAS1966
Date: January 05, 2019 11:22AM

Started "frenching" the rear license plate. There is very little room to mount a light above the license plate. I am thinking of an LED strip? Any ideas?


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
(2592 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 05, 2019 06:39PM

I used a lighted license frame like this one. [www.speedwaymotors.com]


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(325 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: britcars
Date: January 05, 2019 11:28PM

I used something similar to these.

[www.ebay.com]

[www.autozone.com]


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(712 posts)

Registered:
02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 06, 2019 02:18AM

I used one that has both license plate light and 3rd brake light [www.honestcharley.com]

EBay has some better prices [www.ebay.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/06/2019 02:37AM by Jim Stabe.


greeneyes84
Tyler Cruise

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01/04/2019 07:27AM

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: greeneyes84
Date: January 07, 2019 08:28AM

Are they easy to install?


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
San Diego, Ca
(712 posts)

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02/28/2009 10:01AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB Roadster 350 LT1 Chevy

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: January 07, 2019 10:54AM

All the wires you need to connect to are right there in the trunk on the other side of the rear panel.


v8mgb
Jim Miller

(84 posts)

Registered:
01/01/2008 11:38AM

Main British Car:
78 MGB Buick 215

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: v8mgb
Date: January 31, 2019 01:19PM

I used these license plate bolt style. Only needed 2 mounted on the top.

[www.ebay.com]
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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5762 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: January 31, 2019 02:04PM

The trouble with those is that so far as I know at least, nobody makes a decent connector that is small enough to fit through the nut. So if you have to remove the tag it means cutting the wires.

There is a remedy that just occurred to me though. Cut a slot in the nut wide enough for the wire to slip through. It still doesn't get you past the holes in the body and the plate itself but it's astep in the right direction.

Jim


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(909 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: February 01, 2019 07:00AM

You could use the Posi-Tap Connectors and just unscrew if needed. When I sold my B, just removed the screw on connectors and gave them to new owner. Piece of Cake. Posi-Tap is a Brand of connectors to do not require crimp or solder.


Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(539 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: February 01, 2019 10:00AM

I used nylon nuts and bolts to hold the license plate mount on and cut a groove in the bolts to run the wires through. I have connectors that allow me to remove the license plate if i have to. It's a little bit of a hassle but I didn't have to drill any holes. It's worked for over 10 years now.


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(177 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: Charles
Date: February 24, 2019 09:05PM

I used something like these shown, when I changed the plate I just cut a slot in the plate and did the same for the new plate.

I like my tag lights a little on the dim side, I don't know why I just do.

regards


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3639 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: February 25, 2019 08:55PM

So the cops can't read it when you fly past? ;)


7399MGM
Norbert Sliwinski

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08/04/2018 08:01PM

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: 7399MGM
Date: March 06, 2019 04:10PM

Just bought the lights Jim Miller recommended - they certainly do the trick...


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5762 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 06, 2019 04:56PM

I like Charles' idea of notching the plate. You'd only need a 1/16" wide notch.

Jim


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3639 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 08, 2019 09:29AM

We rarely change plates here in TN. First they figured out how much money they would save by doing away with the front plate, then they went to yearly stickers, then no more embossed plates.

I would have to dig thru the registration, but I am sure my truck & MG have a dozen or more year stickers stacked on top of each other.

Kinda brings an end to running year of manufacture license plates.



ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
(1058 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: License Plate Light
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: March 09, 2019 10:02AM

Quote:
...have a dozen or more year stickers stacked on top of each other....
That's how they do it in Ontario, too .....now only if they'd drop that ugly front plate and go with a single rear!


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