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'65 headlight adjustment

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Greetings! Went to a local event recently & had to drive the Riv home after dark for a considerable distance. I realized that I had not been out at night since I dismantelled, refurbished, & lubed my clamshells & linkages(months or years ago).Each lamp now points in the wrong direction.  Any tips on adjusting the lamps properly would be welcome. I am familiar with the basic procedure and have actually done it before on another car with only two lamps, but the stacked quads with the clamshells presents an entirely different situation. I know you don't just point them all straight ahead. And the adjusting screws don't appear to be as easily accessible as one would expect. I know the service departments used to have a gadget on wheels they rolled up to the lights for aiming them, but there must be some tips only you old-timers know for doing this at home. Thanks for any help you can offer.      Drew

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I have a kit similar to this one ...

 

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I haven't used it on the Riviera, and it has been a while since I used it on anything really, but, it was a reliable tool when used correctly.

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Every inspection station used to have one of those alignment kits. They are scarce now.

 

You can make a lot of improvement just by pointing your at a garage door, probably my first choice if I was doing it.

Bernie

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