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Old 10-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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65 tail lights

I have the mustang project 68 Shelby tail light conversion for my 65 and they pulse and flicker. Does anyone have them?
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Old 10-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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Re: 65 tail lights

I have them on my '67. Its probably a bad ground, bad wire or bad headlight switch. The wiring gets very brittle over time, and the headlight switch case is open to the elements and are prone to failure.
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I didn't think about the switch, but I have about the wiring. Thing is it disnt do it with standard lights. But LEDs are more sensitive I guess. I was also told to try installing resistors on the wiring to distribute a constant flow of energy. But I would imagine the panels should have built in ones. I checked my alt and batt and they checked out good
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I have the mustang project 68 Shelby tail light conversion for my 65 and they pulse and flicker. Does anyone have them?
Do you have a picture of your car I was thinking about doing the conversion on my 65.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:15 PM   #5
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Yes I do, my internet isn't letting me load them up right now but I will asap. I have two different sets of bezels that I can choose from, did you want the Shelby style with the slats or the 64 tbird style with just a ring around the light lense. Also I don't know if my car would be the best to see fitment or looks because I have a custom wing and light panel. I will load them up but if you get some time meanwhile just go to Mustangproject.com they have them cheapest and a warranty because they manufacture them. Also you can just google 65 mustang with shelby tail lights and it'll give you a good idea. Ill get mine up asap
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:50 PM   #7
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Man thanks I do like the t-bird style... Your car looks great!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #8
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It's been a long haul hoping to get it done soon. Trying to find someone willing to fab me a gt350 hood scoop out of metal. If not it may change all my plans. And yea it gives it a cleaner look I think, let me know if you need any info
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:18 PM   #9
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What did you pay for the kit? Looks a bit pricey at $500.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:49 PM   #10
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Um I think I spent close to 600 because I got the deluxe ones that have a strip of chrome that hides a gap between the lense and tail light panel. They definitely could be of better quality since I dropped 600 I expected a lot. I was a little disappointed with them but not too much. I'm still trying to debug the pulsing they do also. And it was kind of a waste for me cause I didnt even want the slatted bezel they came with. Also they could probably cut the cost down if they didnt use NOS parts on them. My lenses were fomoco with a factory part number. I didn't care about that and I'm sure that cost them extra. They also have some cool new colored lenses that came out after I purchased mine. They have an all clear lense with red glowing LEDs and also have one that has integrated turn signal and reverse light. Would have came in handy had they came out before I purchased them since I now have to figure out where I will place some hidden reverse lights since my rearend is all one piece and seamless now

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Forgot to mention thy have blacked out smoked ones too
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Thanks for the info they look cool but I don't know if I can fork out that much money for something that is not top notch. You would think there would be a cheaper alternative. I might look into building a set? I'll definitely look into it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:05 AM   #12
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Yea you would think, I tried to find some used ones but couldn't. And you could always use the actual 68 Shelby buckets and cut your panel but that's up to you
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Check the voltage regulator? Mine went bad and ut would randomly stip my breaklights from working. Electrical does weird stuff
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I'll definitely check it. I have a feeling I need to install resistors though.
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Re: 65 tail lights

Flickering and pulsing may be caused by a bad ground,check it..make sure its a soild one..
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I tried doing a ground wire and it didnt do anything , I just need to try the resistors
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Try the voltage regulator. Cheap and easy. And if its not the voltage regulator, just take the new one back. You can get em at autozone. They should have em in stock.
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I'll get one tomorow I'll just run to kragen. I bought some resistors, haven't tried em yet but it says to hook them up to only the turn signal wire not the regular taillight wire. But my lights pulse while just having the headlights on. I think in going to try them anyway also
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Tried the resistors today, they didn't work. Didn't have time for the regulator today, busy day I met a couple cool guys with fastback around my area and chatted pretty much the whole day. Tested lights on another Stang and it didnt prove helpful cause it was dead before we came so the battery was still charging. If the regulator doesn't work I'm just going to take it to an electrician. Got my new le mans gas cap installed on top of the fender though, looks good. At least I think, anymore suggestions if the regulator doesn't pull through.
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Gas cap on the fender???
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Yep, rear gas cap has been welded shut, put the roller cap on rear of driver side. I'll put some pics up
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Haha sorry for the pic of the frozen volleyball, went to shaver lake today too see it drained and saw that, thought it was holarious
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Wasn't voltage reg
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Ok so I figured out that it only pulses when both tail light wires are hooked up. Both turn signals can be Hooked up and the one won't pulse. But once I plug both tail lights in they start to pulse. Anybody know of any solutions?
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Flickering and pulsing may be caused by a bad ground,check it..make sure its a soild one..
Do the lights work on their own like if you connected them to a battery? Check that your connections are clean and tight and you have 12-14 volts and a good ground
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
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Yea they work, I took them to my friend whose an electrician an he said they are fine. I need to get a voltmeter to check, haven't got to yet
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