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Technical "Loud" turn signal flashers,who makes them?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59IMPALER, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. As a kid in the 60's, I remember all of those cars having fairly loud turn signal flashers with a distinct, metallic "dinka dinka dinka" sound to them. I want that flasher for my 12V '53 Chevy. Aside from a parts car, does anyone make a repop ?
  2. MrMike
    Joined: May 21, 2010
    Posts: 134


    Wagner and other bulb suppliers all cataloged extra loud flashers at one time, try a good parts store.
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  3. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,089


    I have found that as I've gotten older and lost hearing, nobody makes a "loud" flasher anymore. In fact, no one makes an audible flasher anymore. :)
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  4. Sure they do Tridon makes a HD turn signal flasher which is available at most auto parts stores,,it has a electromagnet incorporated in it that makes the old familiar ticking sound.

    It is a clear plastic flasher. HRP

    Auto Zone part # EL 12
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  5. 4-pot
    Joined: Aug 12, 2005
    Posts: 181


    Try I've had one in my car for 3 or 4 years with no problems. I can hear it fine in my roadster and I am hard of hearing.
  6. not that one guy
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 264

    not that one guy
    from So NV

    I tried an audiable flasher I pick up from chevs of the 40's

    It is loud, but it beeps instead of the loud old style tick.

    I think i might try that autozone flasher HRP posted.
  7. hoop
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 551


    Thanks for the info.Just ordered 2 from Rockauto $5.70 each.
  8. panheadguy
    Joined: Jan 8, 2005
    Posts: 885

    from S.E. WI

    I got a beeper from Radio Shack and wired it in to my flasher circuit. Was so loud I muffled it with some foam and tape. Very inexpensive just a couple bucks.
  9. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 8,113

    from Missouri

    I think how you mount it will have an effect on how loud one would be.
  10. I can live with the clicking..the beeping would drive me nuts! HRP
  11. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 5,687


    I did the same and it works great.
  12. not that one guy
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 264

    not that one guy
    from So NV

    My local autozone price on the EL 12 flasher 12 bucks

    Rock auto-like posted above $5.70. $2 bucks shipping.

    Yeah I didn't care for the beep either, when I ordered the audible flasher from chev's of the 40's it didn't state it was a beep.
    But it is loud. If you don't mind the beep it works great.
  13. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,089


    I should have added, "that I can hear." :)
  14. OFT
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 462


    I caught what you meant. I have a severe hearing loss and must wear pair of powerful hearing aids. Without them I hear very little, and with them do not catch everything.

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  15. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 717


    I seem to recall JC Whitney selling musical flashers a while back. Anyone ever had one?

    Posted using a number two pencil on a paper napkin.
  16. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,055

    from New York

    I guess all of us old guys have the same problem. Even though I wear two hearing aids I wired a indicator light in my dash board, for each directional. When the directional light is on it flashes with it.
  17. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 8,240

    Atwater Mike

    I looked and looked for the old 'chimes' flasher, like some Ford LTDs had, ('70s?)
    'ding dong' sound, not annoying...but if you were driving around drunk, and took it for the doorbell, you might open the...Naw, forget that!

    I found a 12 volt one at Radio Shack...haven't installed it yet. (my F100, NOT the roadster or tub!)
  18. 4woody
    Joined: Sep 4, 2002
    Posts: 2,050


    I tried a beeper from Radio Shack, but it was too voltage-sensitive (I guess) as it only made noise when the engine was revving some, not at idle or just off-idle.
  19. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 10,569

    from South Indy

    I need one too! I was just discussing this with my wife yesterday.
  20. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    yes one of my drivers put on in the truck and it played love me tender , gets annoying after a while .
  21. 59Apachegail
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,091

    from New York

    I know this has pretty much been solved but here are a few others:
    Bussmann by Eaton #577 Thermal Extra Loud
    Daeco #552 Thermal Loud

    I am a huge fan of the loud signal I have a spare just in case.
  22. 40FordGuy
    Joined: Mar 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,908


    Try an auto electric specialty shop, or a truck ("big rig") dealer's parts counter. Some of those things were loud.

  23. 41 C28
    Joined: Dec 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,718

    41 C28

    I came up with a couple of little 12 volt buzzer and wired then into the turn signals on my roadster. I don't have any trouble hearing them over the wind noise.
  24. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 2,403

    from swanton oh

    old seat belt buzzer wired into the flasher circuit
  25. not that one guy
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 264

    not that one guy
    from So NV

    I tried a couple of the flashers recommended in this thread.
    so far the #557 is the loudest of the original type sound.
    but the beeper is still louder than the rest.(many don't like the beep)

    The OP wanted the old style "dinka, dinka"

    the EL-12 is a 2 prong flasher, an EL-13 is the 3 prong
    EL-13 has a quicker flash rate.

    so far I like #557
  26. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 448

    Mo rust

    Autozone lists a loud flasher LF-12 that they claim is 5 times louder than their EL-12.
  27. not that one guy
    Joined: Mar 28, 2011
    Posts: 264

    not that one guy
    from So NV

    Checked out that LF-12 on the autozone website

    2 prong flasher,
    Unfortunately for me, no "P" post for pilot light
  28. rascal55
    Joined: Aug 24, 2009
    Posts: 153


    Grote Mfg. makes a column mount unit . Maybe more of a truck application .
  29. garyf
    Joined: Aug 11, 2006
    Posts: 184


    Iam with Salt flats. Flashers used to be in a metal case mounted on a metal clip to the undersides of a metal dash.
  30. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,261


    I used this one in a couple cars. soooo loud that I had to put a piece of electrical tape over half of the speaker hole.

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