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  • 36-37 Tail light connector

    If anyone has a picture or part for the tail light connectors for 36-37 please send me or post a picture.
    Part number 40804. Used on all models.

  • #2
    Also use on model T Fords. Model T Parts vendors sell them. https://www.modeltford.com/item/6592X.aspx
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    • #3
      Chris, that isn’t it. Since posting, Robin Markey and I figured out the tail light wire connector is an early Marr, called a marrette type two piece twist connector. You never see on a bike. Has shape similar to today’s twist on connector used by electricians. The original parts book has a horrible tiny picture. The inside piece is brass with a set screw and it goes into a Bakelite piece. About 1 inch long and 1/2 inch diameter. Found digging in his shop and has exact shape as picture in parts book and made of period black Bakelite material. Better yet, it is an early one before UL markings. Will post when can get a real good picture. Everyone uses a bullet connector to tie in tail light wires. Further indication was the wiring original wiring harness on all 36-37 Indians had a bare wire going to the tail light and bullet connectors elsewhere except of course for screw down terminals at the key switch. Another Indian mystery solved.

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      • #4
        I apologize. When I read "36-37 Tail light connector" my mind naturally went to the H-D files.
        Be sure to visit;
        http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
        Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
        Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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        • #5
          Not sure if this is what you were looking for. Kevin Flanagan has these
          listed at Indian Gauge. (Pictures are from Kevin's site)

          "TAIL LITE CONNECTORS
          Used on 1920's-1930's tail lites and headlights. Connector and insulator. Price-$24.00 each
          E-mail: Indian Gauge LLC"

          "TAIL LITE AND HEADLIGHT CONNECTORS
          Used on 1920's-1930's tail lites and headlights. Price-$16.00 each
          E-mail: Indian Gauge LLC"

          Just trying to help.
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          • #6
            Not sure if this is what you were looking for. Kevin Flanagan has these
            listed at Indian Gauge.

            "TAIL LITE CONNECTORS
            Used on 1920's-1930's tail lites and headlights. Connector and insulator. Price-$24.00 each
            E-mail: Indian Gauge LLC"

            "TAIL LITE AND HEADLIGHT CONNECTORS
            Used on 1920's-1930's tail lites and headlights. Price-$16.00 each
            E-mail: Indian Gauge LLC"

            I tried to post picture but encountered "Errors"
            Check out Indian Gauge connectors are under Indian parts toward bottom of page.

            Just trying to help.

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            • #7
              Biker!
              Try Kevin Flanagan's site "Indian Gauge"
              He has some "1920's-1930's tail lites and headlights" connectors listed w nice pictures.
              I tried to copy them here but encountered "Errors"
              They are posted under Indian parts most of the way down the page.
              Hope this is what you are looking for.

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              • #8
                Marty, I think you need to clarify what you are looking for. It sounds like you are looking for the socket for the tail light bulb. I think you are referring to the wire connector for the tail light wire. We discussed this not long ago when I was rewiring a 1937 Chief.
                Dave

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                • #9
                  Dave, will clarify. Tail light connector where wire exits the fender. This is where the Marr connector goes. Not a plug in. An early type two piece similar to a twist on wire nut. More secure from vibration, but larger than later bullet connectors.

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