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Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:06 pm
by Mark Osterman
Well, I’m enjoying the new top on my runabout and I’ve figured out how to see through the rear windows ok. But the stop lights are a different story. Driving predominately in a city I stop at many traffic lights that are impossible to see unless I crouch down really far to look up. Now mind you many of these have lights on the cross street that count down but not all of them. I tried one of those plastic crescent shaped stop light viewers but it didn’t work at all. Any other options?

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:42 pm
by TRDxB2
Many options
1. Might be able to locate when of those blind spot mirrors outside the vehicle and aimed up
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2. Don't pull so close to the white line so you can see the traffic light :oops:
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3. If you are really desperate :lol:
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Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:44 pm
by CudaMan
Not period looking, but check out lightinsight.com. They offer a flat plastic fresnel lens that sticks to the inside of your windshield using only water.

https://lightinsight.com/install/

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:05 pm
by dhosh
I really like a sun visor... When my top irons were incorrect, I made a roof extension, that was effectively a sun visor. It was fine in rural-ish driving around Petoskey (northern Michigan), but was painful when we moved to the Detroit suburbs.... So I feel your pain!

I have removed that top and irons and have proper ones, without a sun visor. But, we are back in Petoskey, now! LOL! 😜

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:08 am
by paulmikeska
I have these traffic light finders on all of T's. They work great!

https://www.modeltford.com/item/A-TLF.aspx

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:01 pm
by jsaylor
I need to try one of those light finders. At 6'4 I have to really bend my head down in my 27 Tudor to see the lights.

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:13 pm
by Mark Gregush
Even at 5'10" with the short nose on the T's and a bit of extension over the windshield on the huckster, I too have to bend some to see the traffic lights sometimes. We get use to stopping just before the cross walk marking in our modern cars, so that just carries over to driving a T. If the sensors are in the pavement, don't want to stop too far back and not trip them.

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:25 pm
by Steve Jelf
The traffic lights that are really problematic are the old timers that hang on a cable in the middle of the intersection.

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:29 pm
by Rich Eagle
The visor on my Tudor is bad that way. It's shiny paint reflects the traffic light colors in the hood for me. It sometimes is tough when there's are multiple lights for several lanes.
Rich

Re: Traffic Light Finders

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:24 pm
by Sarikatime
The worst is the traffic lights right above you as you stop, not on the opposite side of the intersection. That is how they all are in Eastern Europe. Work around it. My $.02. Frank