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Tail Light Assembly


greg brillus

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Can some one tell me with regards to the 35 E rear tail light if the flange on it goes in front or behind the hole in the number plate bracket. And also what kind of fixing screws are correct....... I'm guessing they are a dome head slotted machine screw or similar. The "A" Comet I have been restoring is rapidly coming to an end, so getting down to some of the final small details now.......... Cheers ............. Greg.
 

vin998

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Dome headed slotted screws and the rear light mounting flange is on the outside of the number plate bracket. That i the same side the registration is displayed.
Simon
 

vin998

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Ignore my last comment as I have looked through the photos I have and found at least one example of "original" unrestored series A single with evidence the light flange was on the back side of the number plate. So who knows? Does it really matter?
Simon
 

Nulli Secundus

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On the back is what I would of answered. It seems the most aesthetically pleasing.
 

TouringComet

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Does the front/back positioning impact the ability to replace the light unit, without first removing the number plate bracket?
 

vin998

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Does the front/back positioning impact the ability to replace the light unit, without first removing the number plate bracket?
No its well clear of the mudguard as the rear light is offset to the far side of the number plate bracket.
 

greg brillus

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Thanks for that, I'll finish the tail light assembly and see how it looks both ways and go from there.
 

Nulli Secundus

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Does the front/back positioning impact the ability to replace the light unit, without first removing the number plate bracket?
If the light unit is fitted at the back of the number plate the two can be separated and re-assembled without disconnecting the wiring.
 

Albervin

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You do realise the light fitting is a Miller pre war unit the same as fitted to a Rudge and other bikes. The light unit is stamped with writing that tells you how to fit it.
 

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