Jack Worstell

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  1. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    Jim...there have been several posts about the current draw of halogens. After reading them and doing some research on my own.........my belief is that halogens can give the same amount of light as incandescents and yet draw about 30-40 percent less power.. Of course there's no reason you can't replace a low wattage incandescent with a higher wattage halogen (so long as the wiring and power source will handle the change) and then really get much more light than otherwise. So if halogens are substituted for incandescents of the same wattage....I think a person would get noticeably more light. ....I like your idea of using add-on sealed beam lights as running lights.... Thanks everyone for the good info.....we'll have to sit down and decide halogen/reflector/alternator/12V and see which compromise we think works for us . And I realize the downside of departing from originality.......we want a car that's fun and reliable to drive without making too many changes from "factory" By the way....I clearly remember when PS and PB were novelties....so I don't think you're much ahead of me Jim. Your AC Buick...does it also have PS ? Jack Worstell
  2. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    Thanks Bloo. I think I know all there is to know now with regarding choosing bulbs for old cars.....and that there is some hit-or-miss in coming up with bulbs that will really work well. ..........I started off with what I thought was a very simple question.......!!! Thanks again Jack
  3. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    Bloo....now that I better understand the importance of geometery/dimensions with regard to light bulbs/reflectors...I have a couple of more questions The original bulbs for a 1937 Buick were #2330 which uses two C2V filaments and the lcl ( light center line.....something new I have just learned ) is 1.13 inches The 2326 and the 2336 use C2V/C2R filaments The 13007-12 uses C6/C6 filaments. So these substitutes have different shaped filaments vs the 2330. Question do these differences in filaments matter when choosing a substitute for the 2330 ?? Or.............since all four of these bulbs have lcl spec of 1.13 inches.........is this what matters and not the filament differences ??? Jack
  4. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    Bloo....thanks for your comments. Great information ! .....I understand all of this much better now Boy....I never realized how involved lights/bulbs are.... a lot of angles to all of this You have answered my basic question about 12V bulbs for a 1937 Buick. Jack
  5. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    Thanks for the tips. Yes I know that these bulbs are sort of special ...they are "pre-focused".....whatever that means ???? I guess it means that the bulb is meant for a specifically designed reflector....But then again aren't all reflectors parabolic so that any bulb of correct volts/watts/mounting base should work ??? Jack
  6. Halagen Bulbs

    Thanks Dave. In the interim I have found LED bulbs with BA 9 bases.....these work also well for instrument panel bulbs in our old cars. Jack
  7. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    i am aware of the pro and cons of converting to 12V and I'm aware of the issues when making this conversion. But still........are there 12V versions ( regular filament or halogen type ) of the original headlight bulbs for a 1937 Buick ? Jack Worstell jlwmaster@aol.com
  8. 1937 Buick Headlight Bulbs

    We are thinking about converting our 1937 Special from 6V to 12V by adding an alternator. Question: are there 12V versions ( regular filament) of the original 6V head light bulbs ? Are there halogen 12V versions of the original 6V headlight bulbs ? Jack Worstell jlwmaster@aol.com
  9. Engine ID

    OK...thanks for the tip. Jack
  10. Engine ID

    No picture Ben. It's advertised locally...about 50 miles from me. I thought it might be a 263 but it looks like it isn't. Jack
  11. Engine ID

  12. Engine ID

    Special or Super or Roadmaster ?
  13. Engine ID

    Can someone decipher engine number 4786676 S for me ? Thanks Jack Worstell jlwmaster@aol.com
  14. 1937 Buick Radio Antenna Plug

    Matt. replacing the input port on the radio would mean removing the radio to make the conversion....not something I look forward to. But in the interest of keeping all options open.....exactly what would I have to buy from Radio Shack or eBay or wherever so as to make this conversion? Can you point to something currently on eBay ? Thanks Jack
  15. 1937 Buick Radio Antenna Plug

    Don...my buddy has a machine shop and could probably make a replacement....so yes I would like to have details. He also has a small 3D printer...would this lend itself to 3D printing do you think? Jack Worstell jlwmaster@aol.com