Need Help w/ CWC Roadmaster Rear Rack Battery Tube/Light

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jlively970

Finally riding a big boys bike
I am struggling to get this battery tube apart to see what I have left on the inside and the possibility of getting it working again! I sure it's rusted together, but I'm not entirely sure which end to open either (I have tried soaking the end caps with penetrating oil). Seems the switch is intact and slides both directions. Also, what size bulb and batteries does this require?

Thanks in advance for your time and help.

Cheers,

Josh

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jlively970

Finally riding a big boys bike
The end with the switch comes off
Tap it around the edge to loosen then turn
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Thank you @JAF/CO, just a little tap tap tap did the trick!! Ok so now it’s apart, is there supposed to be anything else besides batteries on the inside?? My bulb was roached, do you happen to know what bulb type or size it takes??
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CWCMAN

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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My restored original. These are pretty hard to come by and are usually missing from the bike.

Good thing yours was still hanging in there.

John made some real nice reproduction D cell canisters for this application. I picked up a few for back up but there probably all sold out now.
 

saladshooter

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
So the pictures I took earlier in this thread were from my 38 RMS. Well I go to put the switch cap back on and I noticed there was a battery still it it. I've only had this bike for a couple of months and hadn't looked in there before. I decided it probably wasn't a good idea to leave it in there.. A fantastic original battery that had a date of Feb 1940.
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jlively970

Finally riding a big boys bike

jlively970

Finally riding a big boys bike
So the pictures I took earlier in this thread were from my 38 RMS. Well I go to put the switch cap back on and I noticed there was a battery still it it. I've only had this bike for a couple of months and hadn't looked in there before. I decided it probably wasn't a good idea to leave it in there.. A fantastic original battery that had a date of Feb 1940.View attachment 1135391

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Wow, that’s crazy, I think it’s just a tad past it’s expiration date. National Carbon Company, interesting name!! Thanks for sharing that
 

Archie Sturmer

I live for the CABE
I looks like the metal shell (which has some rust) was used not only as the physical container or housing fixture, but also as one of the conductors for the electrical circuit. Not sure how reliably it will work, maybe if cleaned-up in places. If not, maybe cannibalizing some copper parts off an old plastic flashlight might help.
 

Felixnegron

Finally riding a big boys bike
Well I hope the (Purist!!! or Legit!!!)

(Horrible, term.) Ditto!!! Cause they don't give YOU @ penny!!! but they love or Want ruins your or the good Peoples dreams. about it, when youor Someone. gonna bring & old. beautiful bike from the dead, Scenario!!! Back to life Nooo MATTER, what style you love to do it, if you let them, jijijijiji..

but that(Sh%&#÷=T) don't work, With me!!!
Cause at the end of the day I paid for my bike parts, and do Whatever!!! I want...;)


BTW.
Thanks!!! to Mr. Jim Frazier for your.
Big...Big...Big.
Contributions!!! Tooo. this beautiful old bikes,
Hobby as always Master (J.F.).....:) :) ;)

Here's is my (Not Not...:) :) (Legit) light,:) :)
Hahaha!!!!!!!! Convertida from regular bulb,
(Bombilla,) :) :) :) Tooo @ ( LED) (Bombilla.. ;)

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