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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Jul 11, 2022 12:33 pm

pharriso wrote:Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....
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That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:

No where's the challenge in that, Phil!?! :lol:

Seriously, though, that is amazing.
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Jul 11, 2022 1:23 pm

Added a harness bar….

And fitted my re padded seats done by Mr Fultcher…
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:23 pm

elanner wrote:Hey, Phil - could you provide any additional details? Vendor, exact model, etc?

Thanks, Nick


Nick, they are Wipac Quadoptics, . Make sure you get LHD ones without the pilot lights, model number is S4695B; I bought them off eBay in the UK - LR Defender take -offs, these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185156534900? are from a different vendor, but same lights.

p.s. Be careful with the wiring, US sealed beam headlights have totally different pin assignments to H4s... ask me how I know :roll:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:28 pm

SENC wrote:
pharriso wrote:Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....

That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:

No where's the challenge in that, Phil!?! :lol:

Seriously, though, that is amazing.


Before anyone suggests otherwise they use a standard 60/55w bulb.

Here's the dipped light pattern:
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& the main light pattern in the same location:
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PostPost by: elanner » Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:26 pm

pharriso wrote:
elanner wrote:Hey, Phil - could you provide any additional details? Vendor, exact model, etc?

Thanks, Nick


Nick, they are Wipac Quadoptics, . Make sure you get LHD ones without the pilot lights, model number is S4695B; I bought them off eBay in the UK - LR Defender take -offs, these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/185156534900? are from a different vendor, but same lights.

p.s. Be careful with the wiring, US sealed beam headlights have totally different pin assignments to H4s... ask me how I know :roll:


Great - thanks!

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:19 am

Trial fitting the steering column and wheel.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:42 am

^^ George, I was just at Bob's and saw the car. Fantastic! Nice work!
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PostPost by: steve lyle » Fri Jul 15, 2022 3:06 am

Once thing I learned in our 2800 mile trip to LOG40 was that a dead pedal would be really nice to have.

Since LOG41 will be about 2300 miles, I figured I'd better put one in.

It's 2" wide at the widest, with some material removed at the widest part of my foot to provide some additional clearance when using the clutch. It bolts to the wheel well bulkhead. So far it's worked great in several test drives.

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:00 am

pharriso wrote:Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....
IMG_7449.jpg


That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:


Phil,
looks like you need to aim them a bit lower out of the eyes of the oncoming drivers? great light, but should all be on the road surface, not just a perfect level to infinity.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:48 am

tedtaylor wrote:
pharriso wrote:Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....
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That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:


Phil,
looks like you need to aim them a bit lower out of the eyes of the oncoming drivers? great light, but should all be on the road surface, not just a perfect level to infinity.


Ted look at the pictures again...

On raised beam (main Beam) there should not be oncoming drivers...
On Dipped beam they are well aimed - see the middle picture
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PostPost by: phil1800 » Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:59 pm

Having myself driven along the river Rhine by my daughter.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:21 pm

Keeping the RPM’s in check while dad’s around eh :lol:
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sat Jul 23, 2022 6:57 pm

My dead pedal.

Much modified !

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:38 pm

pharriso wrote:
tedtaylor wrote:
pharriso wrote:Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....
IMG_7449.jpg


That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:


Phil,
looks like you need to aim them a bit lower out of the eyes of the oncoming drivers? great light, but should all be on the road surface, not just a perfect level to infinity.


Ted look at the pictures again...

On raised beam (main Beam) there should not be oncoming drivers...
On Dipped beam they are well aimed - see the middle picture


Phil,
there's no middle picture, but if you're saying "dipped" is regular headlights AND "main" are the highbeams, then all is well.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:02 pm

tedtaylor wrote:
Phil,
there's no middle picture, but if you're saying "dipped" is regular headlights AND "main" are the highbeams, then all is well.


Yup, divided by a common language...
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