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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dorT500 wrote:
Let's hope the headlight is the only thing keeping the bike from starting. Smile


Yeah, that and the fact that the engine is disassembled and waiting for rings. Wink

The rubber grommet idea is an interesting thought, lets call it option 2a.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, that and the fact that the engine is disassembled and waiting for rings. Wink......
Thanks for the update.

Won't a 6v 25/25W bulb fit in this ebay Thai knockoff from a standard Honda socket? Different voltage bulb shown but I think the socket base is the same? Just filaments are different size? Step drill a hole with a couple notches in it......................? Just thinking out loud. Just enter keywords 6V 25/25W into your Google images tab and have a look for bulbs.

EDIT: or do those bulb holders just snap in?.............I don't remember.

Hmm

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The rubber grommet idea is an interesting thought, lets call it option 2a.
Hey, I like the looks of this one..................next time you are poking around a Jaguar, pick me up one of these would you? Wink

http://www.britishwiring.com/1-1-4-Rubber-Grommet-p/c504.htm



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That grommet looks familiar, maybe there's one on my Morgan or maybe my Bentley. Wink

Here's an update picture, bottom half of the engine is back in the frame and I sorta got the wiring figured out. I have a 6 volt relay coming to help with some of the lighting circuit.





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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've come a long way. 'Nick' must be pretty excited. Looks great.

I would be going 'bonkers' with all that wiring do be done. wacko

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

05c50 wrote:
That grommet looks familiar, maybe there's one on my Morgan or maybe my Bentley. Wink
Smile Hey seriously, that grommet is just the right size ( 1-1/4" with a 5/8" Bore Hole) at least for the 1 1/4 hole needed for one of those 'bulbous' bulbs I used and I think the 5/8" I.D. of the grommet would fit nice and tight around the socket base. Yep, I just might make another spare headlight in the near future. Hmm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here's my "fix" for the NLA headlight bulb (I stole dor's idea Smile) :
First, this is the somewhat rare "horse shoe" bulb


Replacement bulb

Rubber 1-1/4 grommet from Lowes

Hole rough cut with Dremel tool

Smoothed out with a grinder

Half inch hole drilled in bushing with Forstner bit

Solder some wires on and I'll be ready to go.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice workaround Paul, that's my kind of improvising!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's not the Jaguar grommet I showed you but I guess it will do. Wink Can you or are you going slip the 'flange' of the bulb back on. Just thinking it would be easier/better to solder the ground wire to and the flange would probably secure the bulb even more......just a thought.

Let there be light! Thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Well it's not the Jaguar grommet I showed you but I guess it will do. Wink Can you or are you going slip the 'flange' of the bulb back on. Just thinking it would be easier/better to solder the ground wire to and the flange would probably secure the bulb even more......just a thought.

Let there be light! Thumbsup


No, I had to cut flange off in order to slide the grommet onto the base of the bulb. I hope it works when I'm done, I don't have a six volt battery yet. Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote=No, I had to cut flange off in order to slide the grommet onto the base of the bulb. I hope it works when I'm done, I don't have a six volt battery yet. Sad

..............Paul[/quote]

Nice work to keep the headlight. I really like the shape, yells out Vintage.
Hey, the "hope it works" reminds of a voltage regulator. Hope your bulb works better than my regulator. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

K5 wrote:
Nice work to keep the headlight. I really like the shape, yells out Vintage.
Hey, the "hope it works" reminds of a voltage regulator. Hope your bulb works better than my regulator. Good luck!


Laughing I'm not the best with electricity. Mr Edison and Mr Tesla wouldn't let me anywhere near their laboratories! I've been known to "let the smoke out" of quite a few electrical devices, including 6 volt light bulbs. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No, I had to cut flange off in order to slide the grommet onto the base of the bulb. I hope it works when I'm done, I don't have a six volt battery yet. Sad
On the bulb I had with the same type flange, as I mentioned a few replies back, I found the it would slip off with a little pressure. I found this out by accident. I had the finished headlight, as in my pics, in my trunk wrapped in a towel and I had some stuff on top of it (bulb side). When I pulled the headlight out of the trunk I realized that the light stuff I had on top of it (maybe squeezed down a bit by bike trunk lid) had pushed the bulb down through the tabbed down flange a bit and was just about to let the bulb drop into the reflector. I just carefully pulled the bulb socket back up.

You might want to just go ahead and get another bulb and grommet and try that. Couldn't hurt to have a spare for Nick to use if ever needed and of course a quick connect type set up would be good. If that is a Stanley brand bulb it will probably last for many years. Eiko brand.....not so sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bulb that we have is permanently attached to the flange, so Dremel to the rescue, and it was gone. We have another bulb coming that doesn't have the flange, we'll see how that works out.

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The bulb that we have is permanently attached to the flange...
That's what I use to think. I don't think so. Got Pics? Wink Probably just a very light crimping. I could be wrong, I thought I was wrong about something one time....but I was mistaken. Laughing Wink Arrow
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