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Non elan interior dash light identification

PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:55 am

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I'm hoping someone in the U.S. Can help me identify these lights, the large ones with the eyelid.
I think they are from a military vehicle,
I need two!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:16 am

James can't help you directly but if you can either crop your photo or take another individual pic of the lamp unit you can try a Google image search. There's a chance you might find the source.

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:11 am

Looks like a clearance lamp from a trailer or truck .....military stuff is usually some strange voltage .....Ed
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:25 pm

It looks like one from the Lucas 550 series, normally used as a rear number plate illuminator but with a clear lens. Many lamps in this series have rims with two ears with drilled holes for mounting to a panel with screws. The type used on the Type 14 Elite are a better match as these don't have ears on the rims. Try Holden Vintage & Classis or Vintage Motor Spares and see what they can suggest.
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PostPost by: drtarkir » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:33 pm

I have a Unipower and the same light with a clear lens is used for dashboard map light and rear tag light. I know they were used on Triumph Spitfires as that is where I got some replacements

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:45 pm

Looks like a variation of the Lucas 550 lamp to me too. I have them on my Falcon bodied Sprite that won its class for the works at Sebring and LeMans in 1960. It uses one of these to illuminate the tachometer and a pair as side marker lamps on the front corners just below the covered headlamps.

550 lamps have a heavy rubber boot that has a groove around the larger diameter so that it snaps into a hole, IIRC of 1-1/8" diameter. I bought my replacements on ebay, search for 550.

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PostPost by: TimBJ » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:24 pm

Dorman Products 68151 looks similar.

http://www.finddormanhelp.com/Product?P ... ht&page=13

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PostPost by: ort » Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:31 pm

wouldn't be for the Escort dash?
the light is a Mk1 or Mk2 escort van number plate light with the lens coloured these were made by Butlers who got took over by Lucas.
I can put you in touch with someone who can supply them.

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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:24 pm

Yes for a MK1 escort dash.
Please send me info on supplier.
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Appreciate your response!

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:45 am

If you don't mind, I'd also like to know as my S2 26R ran in 12 hours races from new and had two on each door to illuminate the numbers, the holes remain but the lamps have been lost.

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