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Post by philhoward » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:14 pm

I believe it should be tapered like the new one - old one is what happens when’s it’s overnighted..

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Post by Peter S » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30 pm

Got round to headlight discovered motor OK Crank arm seized onto Bush but
As per title the headlight is different to the other side so is it a headlight if so what bulb does it take? As neither P43t or P45T bulbs fit. If not a headlight could someone confirm they are off Metro
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Post by Peter S » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:37 pm

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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:24 pm

Are you absolutely sure a P45T bulb won't fit? It looks (as far as you can tell from a photo) like a P45T. I seem to remember that re-attaching the spring clip was quite awkward, a bit more so than normal ones. Here's a picture of mine (only with the bulb fitted, I'm afraid, I didn't photograph it empty.

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Post by td99 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:29 pm

Why not use an H4? They fit fine and you can get all sorts of qualities/brightness...
Philips racing vision are really good but not longlife.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:54 pm

td99 wrote:
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Why not use an H4? They fit fine and you can get all sorts of qualities/brightness...
Philips racing vision are really good but not longlife.
That's what I use - an H4 with a P45T base, so it fits in the hole. The only problem is the range in that fitting is more limited.
You can get adaptors for P43T to P45T, though I found the beam pattern didn't seem to be as good (it may not have located the bulb quite right, or it may have been due to the bulbs I used)


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Post by Peter S » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:13 pm

Thanks for the photo Roger, it looks similar to mine but I thought that was not the correct fit as it's not seated fully and the pin orientation is different to the other side which is totally different but that's a Hella not a Lucas see photos
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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:38 pm

Peter S wrote:
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it looks similar to mine but I thought that was not the correct fit as it's not seated fully and the pin orientation is different to the other side which is totally different but that's a Hella not a Lucas see photos
I do wonder if the two coloured statements are connected? The alignment pip on the P45T is easily missed, unlike the P43T with the three large "ears", maybe it might be worth rotating it around a bit to see if it drops in a little better? If you've got two odd makes of unit, then perhaps it might be worth having a scout around for some complete new headlamp units with P43T fittings? In the longer term that's probably what I#ll be doing, as you then have a bigger choice of bulbs, but it's not exactly a number one priority! :lol:


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Post by AJL Electronics » Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:28 pm

That is definitely a P45t base. I have some nylon adapters in stock, however, they are pretty rubbishy. H4 bulbs with P45t bases are the ultimate answer.


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Post by Clueless1 » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi, I have 2 used spare headlamps if you want them.....free! I’m only over the border in Somerset, near Wellington.


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Post by Peter S » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:02 pm

Thats a kind offer I'll send a PM thanks


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Post by Peter S » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:31 pm

Thanks for all your help so far. { The NS headlight bulb does not fit inside the headlight it only sits on the outside of the opening & is held in place by the clips but Thanks to Clueless1's offer should be able to resolve}

The next major job coming up shortly is the cooling system. I got the car with NO cooling pipes in the engine bay but 2 boxes of new pipes I think with duplicates as some kevlar.
Not having taken it apart I've no idea where anything goes - so has anyone a schematic of the cooling system please or photos showing the layout. I only have a small SS pipe fitted but this looks like it would foul with other pipes so no idea :!:


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:32 pm

There’s two versions as standard - both shown in the parts manual I think.

Yours might not be the same if it’s an 1800 head though?


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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:38 pm

Basic system - RH stub on rad goes to thermostat housing on the back of the head (pipe 31), left hand goes to the water pump (pipe 23).
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Small pipe out the back of the pump (pipe 24) goes to the metal tube (23) that splits the feed to the heater matrix (Pipe 22) and (b) round the back to the Inlet manifold (Pipe 25). The Other heater pipe (21) comes from the thermostat bypass. The other (earlier?) version has a metal pipe in the pump to rad line (pipe 23) with small stubs coming off for the heater etc.
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Post by philhoward » Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:38 pm

1800 is totally different- previous pics showed it being (I think) an early 1600 head hence why the cam and crank don’t line up on a stock belt.
EDIT: just looked back and it’s the 88SM6090 1.6 head


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