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Roger Walling

I'm looking for 6v. halogen headlights

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I'm looking for 6V. halogen headlights, I know that someone makes them in the 7' size that fits pre 55 cars.

Could somebody help me out with a supplier?

Thanks, Roger

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Years ago I bought a Bosch conversion like that. It had 7" headlights not sealed, with replaceable bulbs. If you can't find a 6V conversion you may need to buy a 12V conversion and a pair of 6V bulbs.

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It should be a available item from a vintage motorcycle suplier,,British,,,John Healy,,Middleboro Ma,,, dba / Coventry Spares,,Sells Vincent and Triumph spares,,really he does,,,Cheers,,Ben

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Just remember to take them out and put correct bulbs in for shows. We must take 10 points off for Halogens no matter if there is one or up to four. :eek:

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All of the Ford guys in our club that put Halogen headlights in their 6 Volt cars had problems with night driving because the lights used more electricity than the generator could produce, hence the battery discharged over a long drive.

Most have replaced the generator with an alternator or gone back to conventional bulbs and spend time annually cleaning wire connections.

Is that a commom problem with other readers?

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All of the Ford guys in our club that put Halogen headlights in their 6 Volt cars had problems with night driving because the lights used more electricity than the generator could produce, hence the battery discharged over a long drive.

Most have replaced the generator with an alternator or gone back to conventional bulbs and spend time annually cleaning wire connections.

Is that a commom problem with other readers?

Depends on the bulb and your generator. My 1933 Plymouth has a generator rated at 22 amps. I had the choice of 25 watt or 35 watt quartz-halogen bulbs to plug in as replacements for the original bulbs. I did the math and figured out that neither my generator nor my headlight switch was designed for enough load to run the 35 watt bulbs so I installed the 25 watt ones which draw about the same power as the #1000 incandescent bulbs that many people would use. And, of course, the #1000 bulbs draw more than the #1110 bulbs that originally came in the car but not enough so to be a problem.

I did replace my wiring harness but I haven't done any real electrical maintenance in 10 years. If you need to clean your wire connections each year there is something wrong. Maybe too much current through the contacts? I could see why you might need to clean your reflector periodically unless you've had it done by Uvira.

How good can those antique car headlights be?

However this is a bit of a thread hijack as I believe the original poster was looking for replacements for the #6006 PAR-56 sealed beam headlights on a bit newer car than mine or a Model A Ford.

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Hi-I recently bought a set of 7" sealed beam style 6V halogen lights from Bill Hirsch. See his website for pricing. In my electrical testing of the 49 Chrysler system I find the bulbs draw about 20 amp so you'll want a stout 6V generator to keep up with them.

Martin Lum

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Hi-I recently bought a set of 7" sealed beam style 6V halogen lights from Bill Hirsch. See his website for pricing. In my electrical testing of the 49 Chrysler system I find the bulbs draw about 20 amp so you'll want a stout 6V generator to keep up with them.

Martin Lum

Martin - do the Hirsch units have the same rounded profile to the lens as the original sealed-beams ?

How long have you had yours ? Are you happy with them ?

( Up until now, the only composite 7" "sealed-beams" I've seen have been the flat-faced Hella "Euro-style" lights, which look strange installed in a 1940's-'50s fender...)

Thanks,

De Soto Frank

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Question to sue, How many points will you take off because I removed two of them from the distrubter? (;0)

Uh, not totally sure what you are asking here even though you are kidding. :confused:

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