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#16 bigdaddy198 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Well I took some pics in my dark garage with them on I think its about 400% better now here are some pics. I finally started cleaning the old 444 up a bit she is coming along pretty well thanks all!!!

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Posted March 15, 2013 - 08:41 PM

Those are impressive headlights!   I'll be having a set of those.  :D


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 02:35 AM

It appears your idea turned out to be a real bright one! 

 

Here are what New Old Stock (speaker 777 glass lenses) lights look like in my Case 446 for comparison.

Unfortunately the night pics were with my phone so they are not as clear as they should be.

 

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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:47 AM

Mjoe7,

 

What bulbs are you using in the 777's?  


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Mjoe7,

 

What bulbs are you using in the 777's?  

 

 

Whatever Case provided back then. I'm not sure what they are. The bulbs were in little Case boxes. OEM NOS replacements.


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 08:29 PM

Mine had #1106, a pretty standard one found in tail lights and RV interior lights.   Only draws about an amp and a half, IIRC.    Not too bright, but my 1974 446 had some HUGE old bulbs in them.    They were #W1293, and pear shaped, big end at the outer end.    That was the same bulbs in Dad's old SC Case made in 1950, and pretty bright.   I wouldn't use them behind plastic lenses, though. 

 

Haven't been able to find those 1293's new. 

 

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I'll take that back.   I just found them here:  

http://www.bulbtown....BASE_p/1293.htm

 

At 3 amp draw, that is ~36 watts, approaching the Halogens.    Maybe that would be a safer choice, considering that the alternator on the Onan's is only 15 amps, IIRC. 


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Posted March 16, 2013 - 10:41 PM

If I were you and you get a chance to get by a good truckstop or semi truck chrome shop they are making some very bright LED bulbs that will plug into a standard 1156/1157 type socket.now they are out for nearly every application they draw a very low draw and build hardly any heat which will keep those plastic lenses from distorting. They are not cheap but they do last a long time and are a great value in the long run. I have been a driver OTR for a long time 35 yrs. and everytime I choose a led over a standard bulb its been a good choice. Heck even my flashlites are LED's and the battery life is 3to4 times of a standard bulb might be worth looking into. Good luck all
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Posted March 26, 2013 - 04:12 AM

Mjoe7,

 

What bulbs are you using in the 777's?  

 

I found a couple pictures of what I'm using. These are two extras I have left.

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 09:00 AM

That looks like my 1293's.    Makes me think that is what Case put in them originally, at least with the glass lenses.   I don't have mine hooked up yet, but hope to soon.   I bought 10 of the 1293 bulbs on eBay for 10 bucks + shipping (about $5).    So, at a buck and a half each, that suited me just fine.


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:36 AM

I've long thought about trying to find some better lights for my 224.  It seems every time it's used after dark one or both of the headlights decide it's time to quit working.  Needless to say it makes getting through the woods a bit more challenging.  It looks like you've come up with a better solution than carrying a candle or holding a lantern on a stick.  Next time I go to O'Rileys I'm going to see if they have a set.  Too bad I didn't read this a bit earlier.  I was just there Saturday, but as usual I was in such a hurry I only had time to get what I needed and head for the door.  Great Idea.


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:41 AM

I've long thought about trying to find some better lights for my 224.  It seems every time it's used after dark one or both of the headlights decide it's time to quit working.  Needless to say it makes getting through the woods a bit more challenging.  It looks like you've come up with a better solution than carrying a candle or holding a lantern on a stick.  Next time I go to O'Rileys I'm going to see if they have a set.  Too bad I didn't read this a bit earlier.  I was just there Saturday, but as usual I was in such a hurry I only had time to get what I needed and head for the door.  Great Idea.

 

Hey PN....long time no see!  You need to drop in more often.  Good to hear from you.  


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 11:30 AM

You're right i should drop in more often.  This retirement isn't exactly what I thought it would be.  It seems like I'm buisier now than I was when I was working.  Maybe it's just the fact that I'm older and it takes longer to do everything.  In any case I have more projects than time and enough to keep me busy from sun up to sundown and a little longer.


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Posted April 25, 2013 - 08:36 PM

I think most of my headlight reliability troubles came from poor grounding, so I am in the process of SOLDERING ground wires to the buckets and running such grounds for everything. Hope that works as well as it did on Dad's old trucks, where it solved all the problems, especially with clearance lights.

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Posted April 26, 2013 - 12:09 AM

I had grounding issues also. All that is required to do is scratch off the paint under one corner of the light bezels and tighten the clamp. Problem solved. It's much cleaner looking to just have one wire to deal with.  :thumbs:



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Posted April 26, 2013 - 06:02 AM

Dang!  My neck hurts from looking @ that first page and all the crooked pictures!!   :anvil_drop:

 

Those light sure work good though!!  LED is the way to go because they are brighter and use less power!  Nice grab there!






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