Rear lamp question

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Rear lamp question

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Good afternoon all,

I notice in my 1947 G3L manual that a rear brake lamp was an option ( shown in the wring diagram page 77 ). My question is, what type of lamp would have been fitted for this option? Would it have been a Lucas 564 type or something completely different? My ‘47 has a 564 type but not sure this would be correct.
I cant seem to find a reference in any spares manuals of the time.

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Steve
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Re: Rear lamp question

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have a look through this it might help application list at end
https://mgaguru.com/mgtech/books/pdf/L400e_sk.pdf


parts list for standard tail light is 53037-A Lucas WT-203

maybe 53182 477-1 Stop tail and number plate K25 (https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370940220996)
477 Lucas rear light commonly fitted in the 1940's and early 1950's
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Hi,
Thanks for the reply. I have the WT-203 in my spares box. However, the bike has the correct stop lamp switch etc. which obviously cannot be set up with the WT-203.
Unless I can find a specific part number it’s really difficult to work out which lamp was originally fitted. The 564 type, I think, was not around in 1947.

I took a look on the link you kindly supplied. The lamp does, in the additional details, refer to brake light but not in the main title.
I will investigate!

Thanks,

Steve
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According to AMOC spares, they are showing the MT211 which they have in stock. So, unless I hear different, I’ll take that as being correct.

Thanks all,

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Lucas MT211 look much closer to original , I have a feeling its a bit larger diameter and what i fitted to my 1946 G80L
the WT203 was the same size as a old airfiX paint pot from memory
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Hi,
Thanks for input. I’ve ordered one from the club shop after looking at a few ( cheaper but questionable ) options. The club one looks just about right ( as it should do ) so, hopefully, it will be fine.

Steve
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