1965 Buick Skylark: I am Installing Sequential LED Tail Lights

Discussion in 'Sparky's corner' started by 1989GTA, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    After further review I think the Scott Drake flasher STL-EVF-13350 might just work. It goes from normal to real slow. The on time looks real good going by the YouTube videos. So I ordered one for testing. Hopefully this one will do the trick.
     
  2. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    I got the above Scott Drake LED flasher in today. Finally one that works the way I want it to. Success!!! This flasher is a little different in that it is remotely mounted with wires running to the plug where the flasher would normally plug into. When you open it up there is an adjustment for the speed at which you want it to flash. With my kit the red wire is battery + and the blue wire is the load or goes to the turn signal lights. The black wire is ground. The price of this flasher is $15. So the price of the 4 boards and the flasher is under $60. I will try to post a video later.
     
  3. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    So what you are saying for 120.00 ish you can make a set of these to make any car sequential flashing lights. Neat!
     
  4. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    It can be done for under that depending on what you have on hand such as wire etc.
     
  5. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    Video link to You Tube. Last part is with brakes on and turn signals. By the way this is my first YouTube video. Hehehe

     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
  6. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    LOL Not me. Id be a buyer for a set if you could provide easy step by step instructions. I have a digi tail set up for a skylark I was going to cut up to fit the Riv but the boards are just to wide to trim down enough to fit.
     
  7. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    I am just a hobbyist so to speak and the Skylark is my hobby these days. I am not really interested in doing these things to sell. I will be happy to offer advice.
     
  8. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I dont have enough interest to try and build one of these but if you feel the need for a bit of side work they would probably sell.
     
  9. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    That's cool!
     
  10. angelorayhurst

    angelorayhurst Well-Known Member

    Turned out nice..
     
  11. lemmy-67

    lemmy-67 Gold Level Contributor

    Good job, seems to work well. My friend in college had a '67 Cougar with the original factory setup for sequential turn signals, made a whirring noise when activated. He called it his: "owl in the trunk."

    I have LEDs installed, but not sure if I'd go this extra step. Wouldn't want my Buick to be confused with a Ford.
     
  12. 1989GTA

    1989GTA Silver Level contributor

    Hehehehe. I was out driving my 65 today doing some chores such as going to the bank etc. I almost always get someone coming up to look at the car and I can guarantee you they do not mistake the car for a Ford. hahaha
     
  13. Henry Swede

    Henry Swede Member

    Hello
    My name is Henry and living in Sweden.I have resently bought myself a Buick Skylark 65.It was imported from California 2012 and was in very good condition.New paint 2013,new front diskbrakes,electronic ignition etc.
    I have just orderd from Summit these things that you write about.It,s gone be exiting to see if i can get it done.
    By the way can anyone explain why it has the Gran Sport emblem on the front and also on the dashboard.The motor is 300 cui. Can it have been made with a 400 cui ?
     

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  14. Henry Swede

    Henry Swede Member

    Hello
    I think i’ve solved the problem with the sequential led tail light.
    It took about 3 weeks to get the the items from summit racing to my home in Sweden.
    As you can see (if can get the file uploaded)in the video they work perfekt when they are on their one.
    But when i install them in the lamphouses they dont work,All 3 blinkning at the same time.
    So now i have too isolate those bulbsocket so they dont get grounded at the same time.
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  17. 12lives

    12lives Engage! - Jean-Luc Picard

    Welcome Henry! Keep us posted on your progress with the United Pacific sequential tail light kit.
     
  18. bobbybuick

    bobbybuick Well-Known Member

  19. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

  20. Henry Swede

    Henry Swede Member

    Thanks
     

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