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    Default Vintage Light Bulb Availability

    Does anybody know if "old style" dual-filament light bulbs are still made? These were used in tail/brake light applications.
    The base style is like a modern "1156 single-element" bulb in that both of these have the 2 alignment pins evenly spaced near the bottom.
    Modern "1157 dual-filament" bulbs have the alignment tabs off-set on each side. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.

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    Vintage Ford in Sacramento has them. You can buy them online off their website. Rich
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    Another option:

    www.RestorationStuff.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by motor-officer View Post
    Does anybody know if "old style" dual-filament light bulbs are still made? These were used in tail/brake light applications.
    The base style is like a modern "1156 single-element" bulb in that both of these have the 2 alignment pins evenly spaced near the bottom.
    Modern "1157 dual-filament" bulbs have the alignment tabs off-set on each side. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
    The bulbs you want have a designation of "BA15D" base. Twin filament of the wattage you want. These are the bulbs with the pins aligned. Available most places, and as LED's.

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    The bulb number is 1158. Plenty of sources out there. I look for old American made ones on ebay. One good old brand is Tung-Sol.
    Dave

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    Halogen replacements (much brighter, similar draw) are also available. I got them from LBCarCo.com Hope this helps. Smitty

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    I've also got some compact stop/tail lamps with straight pins which fit under the early Harley flat glass lens if retrofitting pre-1935 bikes with a stop light. Part number on the box is 770385. I also bought a hundred nos single filament T63 straight pin taillight bulbs years ago from Dixie and still have about half left for originality fans.

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