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  • #64595

    CHRIS BANTING
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    Can anyone suggest a supplier for the original fitment lucas headlamp, I rather stick with original spec over halogens. my vehicle is 1967.

    thanks

    #64596

    member2617
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    WH Motor Spares might be able to help. Speak to Shane.

    #64600

    brianw
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    If 1967 , would it be the Sealed Beam units? .. which seem expensive these days.

    #64604

    member2617
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    Ah yes, the Land Rover boys should be able to help with sealed beam units.

    #64606

    CHRIS BANTING
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    Thanks Gents – can you be more specific re land Rover boys.

    thanks

    #64611

    Ken B
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    Lucas no longer make sealed beam units. For along time no new sealed beam units were available but via other makers they are once again about mainly with Landrover parts sellers. Your Anglia is fitted with 7″ headlamp units which is a standard fitment to many 60’s 70’s and 80’s cars and of course including the good old Landrover 90 110 etc etc.
    H4 halogen units are of course are the better thing to have these days, but if you really want to stick with sealed beam units then I suggest you look on ebay.
    You will need to make sure the sealed beams have the facility to use the sidelight bulb which on your 67 is most likely part of the headlight unit rather than being on the front panel or part of the indicator unit as on the earlier cars. In the case of a sealed beam they usually have a small round clear window for the sidelight to shine through.

    • This reply was modified 3 weeks ago by  Ken B.
    #64615

    JAN
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    Do you get a feeling of deja vu here, Ken?

    We actually had this anorak discussion on the Lakes Tour two weeks ago!

    #64616

    Ken B
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    lol yes Jim I think we did.

    Of course I forgot to mention the classic Mini as well probably the most famous UK car to use 7″ headlights and all of those had their sidelights in the headlight. But I doubt they would favour sealed beams tbh.

    I, being a little bit OCD wanted headlamps in my Corsair with Lucas written on them, eventually found a pair but they are halogen conversions. Apparently even the brand new Lucas headlamps here dont have Lucas on them anymore, which suggests they are nothing but a reboxed item from another maker.

    You can get 7″ Lucas branded headlight in red boxes that come from India, but they’re not cheap and not “E” marked either which technically to the letter of the sales law is bending it slightly, but they are for left side of road use!

    Who’d have thought it was such a complex subject lol

    #64648

    woz
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    I may have some. I will look in my shed later ? cheers Warwick

    #64650

    woz
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    Sorry Chris, only found one and it has rust flakes rolling around inside. Havent tested it yet, but probably no good for your purposes. Warwick

    #64669

    CHRIS BANTING
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    Thanks for looking Warwick.

    #64672

    Ken B
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    #64676

    member2617
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    If you ring h bowers up, there’s a small chance it will be cheaper…

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