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|The NZ tester suggested that mounting 3 candles on the front bumper would be better than the current headlights due to lack of silvering in the reflectors.|
Any hints on replacements/alternatives/better bulbs?
Thanks in advance
|Hi Murray, Anthony Pearson in Adelaide could sell you some QI bulbs, or you could fit some 7" sealed beams behind the 8" lenses.|
You could also fit a second foglight and fit 5" sealed beams in the two foglights.
To save some amps, at the same time convert all other bulbs to LED to make more power available for the headlights. These are also available from Anthony.
Your other option is to fit S700 YT 7" headlamps with sealed beams - my YT is just OK at 100km/h on high beam with sealed beams & LED sidelights - but you have to be aware.
It is actually cheaper to chrome plate the 8" reflectors than have them re-silvered.
Just get out there & drive it.
|A L SLATTERY|
|Plenty of great suggestions to investigate once I get the car back from the tin worm eradicators!|
|The question is; will the NZ teste accept the3 candles? ;-)|
|Willem vd Veer|
|Just as well he didn't suggest using four candles ('fork handles...you know handles for forks')...aka The Two Ronnies...someone exxplain to Willem!|
|I suggested 4 candles, but I don't think he got it!|
|Just for info for those of us who only see your name on the bulletin board..how come you are in NZ now...have you retired there or working etc?|
|Dave, I just watched Four candles om Youtube; hilarious!|
|Willem vd Veer|
|Murray, probably the easiest and cheapest route is to use "step down" rims which convert your 8" headlights to 7". They are readily available, in fact I have several sets for sale. These step down rims were a common modification for the MG TC headlights and they actually don't look bad at all.|
Cheers, Hugh Pite
|@ D Mullen|
As I told the gang at the 2012 Spring Run in the Forest of Dean, after 11 great years in the UK we decided to return to NZ and retire early. A little tired of living in 43 sq m in London we have expanded into 411 sq m by the seaside so we have plenty of room to accommodate visiting Y owners when they visit NZ (as they should!)
Come and sit in our garden and enjoy our view while you recover from your jet lag.
|I cant say as I blame you for leaving London... particularly for NZ and a view like that! If I am ever in NZ I might just take you up on the offer.|
|Murray, off-topic but relevant I hope - I wonder if any Y-typers or MG-ers generally, have ever put together a list of Homes away from Home, ie people like yourself who are willing to offer a friendly spot for like minded people to visit/stay overnight? Jo and I are on the Atherton Tableland,an hour from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef; 3 spare bedrooms, plenty of space, kids left home, etc etc - only too happy to have kindred spirits stay over while touring the area. Just a thought when I read your interesting comments. Regards, John.|
|Great idea JP. We are hoping to go to Oz and NZ next year and would love to meet up with and stay with feloow Y Typers! Will be in touch.|
|J P BIRKBECK|
|Roger that, Jerry - let us know how your plans go; I thought I might contact Tony Slattery over here to float the idea of a listing, by geographical area, of interested folk offering a bed and a cuppa to kindred spirits. Do keep in touch. Regards, John.|
|Good stuff John. If any of you guys wnat to stay in Warwickshire then do let me know - delighted to see kindred spirits. Moreover, we may have new accommodation sorted by the end of the week if all the legal stuff goes through ( we wait with crossed fingers). Which has plenty of parking!|
Do keep in touch.
All the best
|J P BIRKBECK|
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