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Headlamp bowls

PostPost by: spridget » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:01 pm

Salut
My headlamp bowls are not famous then I wonder if someone had try the plastic one ?
There are a lot of for sale on ebay or from the usual shop, what would you advice ?
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:09 pm

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I tried to buy some cheap ones ( tagged Lucas from EBay) and ended up buying from Susan Miller and throwing away the cheap ones I bought. I think the problem is the adjusters and how the inner bowl attaches. The chrome rims also need a metal ridge to go over.
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PostPost by: spridget » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:10 pm

Thank you Terry, I was suspecting this kind of poor quality, what about the same from Moss, Limora, are they the same on the Spitfire ?
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PostPost by: jono » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:32 pm

I always buy from:

http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/category/lights/

Excellent quality, price and customer service :D

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PostPost by: prezoom » Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:05 am

I purchased headlamp bowls from Moss Motors when I restored the Sabra. Their bowls are made to accept both the spring catch as well as the ones that use a screw up from the bottom to secure the trim ring. They were very satisfactory.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:12 pm

jono wrote:I always buy from:

http://www.s-v-c.co.uk/category/lights/

Excellent quality, price and customer service :D

Jon



I agree......its where I get most of my stuff from too.......
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PostPost by: spridget » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:08 am

Thank you guys
I just have give the order to SVC, quite the same price as Moss. But SVC allows payment via Paypal more easy from oversea.
I also took the twin wiring harness... I currently have something like 9.5 V at the bulb :cry:
I still have work to do on the car ... :roll:

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