I am doing a full 12V rewire and can use the tail-light sockets from my 52, but I have no old wiring to reference. Maybe somebody can tell me which side of an 1157 bulb is the higher, brighter turn signal filament?
To ask another way, if you had the bulb in your hand looking at the bottom of it, and the lower post (nearer to you) was on top, there would be a contact on the left and the right. Which is tail light and which is turn signal?
Question 2 - I have an original backup light housing but no socket. I have a 2 wire 1157 type socket that snaps in perfectly. I can wire the feed for the reverse light into one side and just cut the other wire off. But I was thinking I might just solder the feed wire to BOTH from the socket. Will the one wire light up both filamets OK you think?