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kamztrad posted:

Hi all, have just finished my new hi-viz mast, I need it as I do some running about in the dark winter evenings in my C5!!
posted on: 03/11/2013 18:14:36

kamztrad posted:

posted on: 03/11/2013 18:22:52

kamztrad posted:

Was going to post some pics but forgot how to do it, thought there was a button next to the watch this post and receive e-mails button at the bottom when ur posting a topic. :-(
posted on: 03/11/2013 18:30:56

Dan posted:

[quote=kamztrad;1639]Was going to post some pics but forgot how to do it, thought there was a button next to the watch this post and receive e-mails button at the bottom when ur posting a topic. :-([/quote]

Hi kamztrad,

Do you want to try again?  There was a problem with uploading files which has been fixed.

Thanks!

Dan
posted on: 03/11/2013 18:38:24

kamztrad posted:

Cheers for that Dan, goes !!
posted on: 03/11/2013 18:54:22

rekooh99 posted:

Looks good well done
posted on: 03/11/2013 19:30:52

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Looks great well done ....
posted on: 03/11/2013 19:36:41

kamztrad posted:

Cheers lads, just have to say I can't wait to get your disc brake kit once testing is complete, the latest pics look great and sounds like testing has gone very well so far, brilliant!!
posted on: 03/11/2013 19:53:57

dave posted:

Looks really good well done
posted on: 03/11/2013 19:59:17

Area51 posted:

Nice job very neat
posted on: 03/11/2013 20:10:05

C5mick posted:

Are they LED's
posted on: 03/11/2013 21:47:51

kamztrad posted:

Yes, they are LED's, they are self adhesive strip LED's, the mast is home made and not an original.
posted on: 03/11/2013 21:53:20

Pep posted:

Looks really good, well done
posted on: 03/11/2013 22:11:52

Dan posted:

Awesome Very well done, that'll keep you visible at night
posted on: 04/11/2013 13:25:27

dadandjames posted:

Have you thought of doing these as a kit? We would be interested.
posted on: 04/11/2013 14:07:46

rekooh99 posted:

Would like to nominate kamztrad for some medals for helping me with the temp gauge and this excellent light system. Anyone thought about brake lights?
posted on: 04/11/2013 16:52:12

Dan posted:

[quote=rekooh99;1669]Would like to nominate kamztrad for some medals for helping me with the temp gauge and this excellent light system.[/quote]

Aye he does deserve a medal for creating this.  A project medal and an A++++ medal  Keep up the great work kamztrad!
posted on: 04/11/2013 20:06:12

C5mick posted:

Brake lights would be a brilliant idea, especially now some C5's are having discs fitted. Perhaps a high viz mast looking like an original item with brake lights fitted.
posted on: 04/11/2013 20:19:47

Pep posted:

That would be neat You could use a brake switch from a motorbike foot pedal or a simple reed switch and magnet, someone should be able to do that for the weekend ! Pep
posted on: 04/11/2013 20:43:14

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi I fitted one onto the Batmobile last year it works of the rear brake caliper / disk .. Bye Chas
posted on: 04/11/2013 21:32:21

kamztrad posted:

Some interesting idea's, certainly it shouldn't be too difficult to fit a rear brake light with associated switch and Chas has already done this, the lights I have fitted are fixed to some pieces of sheet aluminium which are bolted to clamps made of the same sheet which are a tight fit onto the poles. I haven't thought of doing it as a kit as it took me quite a while to fabricate this one, but I will gladly post some pics showing the mast and how it's made, I'll take some pics during the day so you can see it more clearly. The lights are just wired in parallel to the rear light, and the wire from the mast plugs into the jack socket I've fitted into the body - more pics to follow in the next day or two.
posted on: 04/11/2013 23:28:46

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi there Dan thanks for the new medal .. Chas
posted on: 05/11/2013 08:29:12

rekooh99 posted:

Chas any chance of some photos of the brake switch on the batmobile?
posted on: 05/11/2013 09:14:28

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi no problem but the caliper is on the alloy plate and the disc is on the axle Bye Chas
posted on: 05/11/2013 11:25:53

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi here is the photo's of the rear brake light ...Sorry the photo's are not very good ...as you can it works of a micro switch arm on the caleper ... 1-IMGP3821 by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr 1-IMGP3820 by CHAS SINCLAIR C5 RESTORER, on Flickr
posted on: 05/11/2013 12:01:38

rekooh99 posted:

Brilliant Chas really helpful as usual thanks a lot. Dave
posted on: 05/11/2013 12:08:08

rekooh99 posted:

Just kicking ideas around for a brake light,thought of a reed /plunger switch mounted on the front brake lever bracket and a rear motorcycle brake switch fitted to the caliper actuating arm on the rear,wired together so the light comes on if either or both brakes are used.Thoughts anyone?
posted on: 05/11/2013 17:02:58

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi if you like I can design a brake switch for the brake mod ..Let me know if any one is interested ... Bye Chas
posted on: 05/11/2013 18:58:25

dave posted:

I'm interested chas
posted on: 06/11/2013 12:48:10

kamztrad posted:

I'd certainly be interested too, sounds like a good idea.
posted on: 06/11/2013 14:41:20

rekooh99 posted:

I d also be interested but like everything depends on cost.
posted on: 06/11/2013 16:05:01

SINCLAIR C5 CHAS posted:

Hi thanks all I will start looking in to it and get back to all Bye Chas
posted on: 06/11/2013 16:09:32

kamztrad posted:

Just thought I'd pop a couple of photos of my home made Hi Viz mast on - the poles are 9mm wooden dowel covered with heat shrink, the panels and brackets are just sheet aluminium folded around the dowel in a vice and bolted together.

The wiring is a bit crude but it works, and I've fitted a jack socket and plug for the electrical connection which makes it quick and easy to remove it the mast needs to be taken off.

The LED strip lights are self adhesive but are also fastened with cable ties through the panels.

The mast is not designed to be strong, but it is light and easy to remove, and has proved to be quite noticeable, especially at night.







posted on: 07/11/2013 17:13:02

Dan posted:

Cool, very inspiring.  I may have a go at one myself.  I always thought the original hi viz masts should have had lights on them
posted on: 07/11/2013 18:48:51

rekooh99 posted:

Looks great.This is my homemade hi-vis mast just needs the led lights to arrive from Hong Kong.Thinking of using the rear which will be red as a brake light,watch this space!![albumimg]47[/albumimg]
posted on: 07/11/2013 20:44:33

kamztrad posted:

I was thinking the same thing, perhaps using the lower or the 2 rear lights as a brake light - just waiting for the rear brake mod and perhaps a brake light switch if Chas can devise something, I'm sure he'll come up trumps as usual!!
posted on: 07/11/2013 21:25:56

dave posted:

That's something to print dan ?
posted on: 07/11/2013 22:55:11