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The Cars => CSX 2000 Series => Topic started by: SFM66H on May 08, 2019, 06:39:24 PM

Title: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: SFM66H on May 08, 2019, 06:39:24 PM
Is CSX2287 on the gas or on the brakes here?

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Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: davez on May 08, 2019, 06:54:36 PM
I don't know but I love the guy with a stick pointing at the arrow sign. Seems necessary?
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: JD on May 08, 2019, 07:33:39 PM
trail-braking in the '60's with one burnt-out light??

Nice image
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: CSX 4133 on May 08, 2019, 07:47:09 PM

Wasn't uncommon to have a switch that would disable the brake lights to mislead your competitors.
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: JD on May 08, 2019, 07:51:58 PM

Wasn't uncommon to have a switch that would disable the brake lights to mislead your competitors.

Yes, but to be effective it was usually both (all) brake lights...
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: Side-Oilers on May 08, 2019, 07:52:07 PM

Wasn't uncommon to have a switch that would disable the brake lights to mislead your competitors.

Better yet, hook it up to the throttle linkage.   Full throttle = brake lights.
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: Richstang on May 09, 2019, 07:38:36 PM
Nice photo Kieth.

In this video at the Simone Museum, in the back lot, you can see the two lower lights are the brake lights. (most obvious at the 2:08 mark)

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=daytona+cobra+coupe&&view=detail&mid=1D9EB541057907C2654E1D9EB541057907C2654E&&FORM=VRDGAR
Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: SFM66H on May 09, 2019, 09:18:48 PM
Excellent work Rich, mystery solved.

That 1964 Pete Lyons photo with a rare color rear view of 2287 was a real treat for me to stumble across recently. It was in a 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion program that I borrowed from Jim Cowles.

Thanks for the Detective work!

Kieth

Title: Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
Post by: sfm5s081 on June 25, 2019, 01:01:49 PM
I could only imagine seeing a Cobra Daytona coupe reeling in a GTO Ferrari- both going 10/10ths! WOW! Probably a cool $75mill in that pic