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BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: July 21, 2009 03:57PM

I have read quite a number of articles online, in local newsletters and so on about safety and how to be seen over the last several years. Over the last 12 months, I have worked with various bulb types to improve the tail lamps and interior of our cars. With all that I have gone through, the one tail light that stood far above the rest was manufactured specifically for the MGB and Midget with other types for MGA, Bugeye, Morgan, XK120, Mini MKII and MKIII and other cars becoming available. We have now placed these in our web store and speak of them for a bit on youtube.

Here is the link to the youtube video:
[www.youtube.com]

The link to more information and ordering can be found here:
[bmcautos.com]

-BMC.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: August 29, 2009 11:09AM

We post a new video here that is actually quite interesting. An actual side by side test of all the lights- night and Day. Literally and figuratively.

[www.youtube.com]

-BMC.


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: August 29, 2009 11:11AM

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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: August 29, 2009 11:58AM

Brian,

Can you get L.E.D's for a TR6?


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
(1337 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 09:23AM

Main British Car:
'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: August 31, 2009 04:43PM

Wow, what an improvement Brian. Great stuff. I'll have to start saving my lunch money I guess. What's the story on flashers with these? Can you use your existing unit or do you need one specifically designed for use with the LED lamps? How about the hazard flasher for those guys who have that as well?


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: September 01, 2009 02:18PM

Calvin, YES! Not list out yet but they are available. Email me for more information and pricing.

There are several types we now offer. Not all are post online. I am working on that.

Bill, Change your flasher out to an electronic flasher. You probably already have on your tow vehicle. Electronic flashers will not flash too fast or too slow if they have too few or too many lights working off them. I would think that most modern cars now operate with these whereas the MG still uses that bimetallic strip that opens and closes as it heats up. Easy. For my car, I should only need the electronic on the turn flasher but the front bulbs were not flashing with the four way hazard due to some other issues.

-BMC.


427ZA
Ian Metcalf
Milton Keynes, UK
(36 posts)

Registered:
08/15/2009 12:57PM

Main British Car:
1955 MG Magnette 427ci Chevy

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: 427ZA
Date: October 02, 2009 09:20PM

Do you sell a conversion for the MG Magnette tail lights and indicators?



BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: October 09, 2009 08:51PM

Hi Ian,

There are none available as of yet. The aim is towards the more common lights first. We are currently Restoring a Magnette Varitone and from what I see, the tail lamps look similar to some of the MGA front lamps. The location on the Magnette rear makes having bright rear lights more needed.

-BMC.


427ZA
Ian Metcalf
Milton Keynes, UK
(36 posts)

Registered:
08/15/2009 12:57PM

Main British Car:
1955 MG Magnette 427ci Chevy

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: 427ZA
Date: October 13, 2009 05:17PM

Hi Brian,

I think you're correct about the MGA lamps being basically the same and just how poor those original units are. I have also managed to get hold of a pair of indicators (turn signals) in yellow for the rear that match the lens of the tail light unit so it would be great to convert them as well.

I came to the conclusion that the chances of anyone noticing the semaphores as the sole method of indicationg turns was probably a little optomistic with a car that looks like mine.

If you could contact me if you do start selling the conversion that would be great.

ian.metcalf@virgin.net

Many thanks


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BMC
Date: February 06, 2011 08:00PM

Digging up this old thread for a good reason...

Yes, we now carry TR6 tail lamps.

Yes, we now carry Magnette rear.

Yes we carry plenty more than we did when this was first post!

bmcautos.com/led

-BMC.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: February 07, 2011 09:53AM

I did install the Led brake lights for my 6, and they are alot brighter along with new wiring for the whole car.

Very easy to install and can put back to original.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5920 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

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

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: February 08, 2011 09:04AM

Brian, have you given any thought to doing front turn signal lamps? The OEM ones really aren't much to get excited about.

JB


jblanchard@hcpg.net
Jeb Blanchard
Collierville, TN
(52 posts)

Registered:
12/07/2007 01:01PM

Main British Car:
1961 MGA Chevy 4.3 Vortec V-6

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Re: L.E.D. Tail lights for MG and other cars
Posted by: jblanchard@hcpg.net
Date: February 08, 2011 12:52PM

I need help finding a third brake light with turn signals to be mounted behind the passenger compartment. Third lights are easy to find, just not with turn signals. The turn signals on my MGA are LED but are mounted very low to the ground. While bright, I've had people who have come close to rear ending me because they didn't see the lights. Also, does anyone know a source for LED lights that will fit standard MGA tail lenses?

Jeb
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