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


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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 07:33:39 PM »
trail-braking in the '60's with one burnt-out light??

Nice image
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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #4 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...
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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Brake light - or Running light? (Daytona Coupe)
« Reply #7 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!

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