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07-29-2011 07:25 PM
bentwings I also added a relay for the low and another for the high beam. I gained a full volt at the headlights. They went from yellow to white. They still don't focus properly but setting the high so oncomming cars don't flash you works pretty well.
07-28-2011 06:35 PM
pepi
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Originally Posted by russ69coupe
Are these dual beam hi/lo headlights? Couldn't find anything on the JCWhitney site.
Thanks,
Russ
Yes they are hi & low, they drop right in and use the same spade plug socket. You will be very pleased with the results, they are not fad lights, are very functional.
07-27-2011 10:20 PM
mixfittyfive
Headlight conversion

I found a nice headlight conversion set up w/relays at LMC Truck online (reasonably priced)
07-27-2011 07:06 PM
russ69coupe
Quote:
Originally Posted by pepi
It maybe to late for this information but I will pass it along anyway. The following is a great simple conversion that will give you knock out headlights, the only down side for you as I see it, is no turn signals you will need to mount them separate. The bulbs a 7 in round, real glass cut lens, the brand speaks for itself.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/vision-plus.../p2003796.jcwx
Are these dual beam hi/lo headlights? Couldn't find anything on the JCWhitney site.
Thanks,
Russ
07-15-2011 07:13 AM
drchip Yep, looks like that. And comparing to a H4 picture they dont look interchangable unless socket is changed. Thanks again



And yes it was in wrong (see post 12)
07-15-2011 07:12 AM
unix That bulb looks like it is to into the reflector to far, is the bulb up by the lens. Most lights the bulb is back down in the cone of the reflector light is defused forward and out.

That looks like the base of the bulb, black plug is being reflected. It can be seen in the shot you have with the lens removed on the pass side head lamp.

Notice you can see 3 different reflections, from the back forward. First black plug is seen then the turn signal, the next reflection is the light, so about two thirds of what is being reflected is not head light. It can ever be seen in and on the drivers side. Maybe look over the instruction and verify the install, that bulb sure looks odd in its placement.
07-15-2011 06:45 AM
coupe66 Looks like the Halogen 9007 bulb...
http://www.thefind.com/cars/info-hal...headlight-bulb

/Pete
07-15-2011 05:02 AM
drchip I have a relay for the high beam and another for the low beam mounted next to the radiator, all new wiring (Kwickwire kit and M.A.D. electrical), and new headlight switch. I was careful to provide good grounds. Lights look much better in the garage, will try to get out for a road test this weekend. I dont know what the bulb number is - came with the kit. But apparently they are not H4, so if they are still dim I'll switch bulbs.
07-15-2011 02:31 AM
coupe66 Thats right, switches are not supposed to carry big loads... they wont last long then. But with a small relay (30Amp) it will work like a dream. Just look at the "Ford relay" for the starter motor, it will carry hundreds of Amps. Imagine that you only mounted a small switch to engage the starter, it would burn like a torch...

So the relay will take the heavy Amp. load away from the switch. Some heavy Amp. users are for example: Headlights, pumps, and electrical fans.

Here is a nice schematic over dual headlights:
http://www.rowand.net/Shop/Tech/imag...ingDiagram.jpg

And to know what cable size to use, you gotta know the - Amp/watts the unit will take to function, and the length of the cable. Here is a wire gauge table at the bottom of the page to help you with that:
http://www.rbeelectronics.com/wtable.htm

Regards
/Pete
07-14-2011 08:50 PM
pepi Well those lights are dimm and yellow. Are the turn signals bright normal looking brightness? Is the wiring original, how about the light switch ? If your answer is yes to these then you need to install a relay for the head lights. My flash lite is brighter then those.

Hella H-4



Harley turn signals



Unmolested

07-14-2011 08:22 PM
drchip Not installed right. Put it in from back and big improvement . Its official - I've now done everything on this project at least twice. Thanks guys
07-14-2011 12:59 AM
coupe66 Yes, headlight-bulbs always goes in from behind.

http://www.who-sells-it.com/cy/bob-d...-fullsize.html

http://www.who-sells-it.com/cy/bob-d...-fullsize.html

Regards
/Pete
07-13-2011 06:00 PM
Joe G Are you sure you have that assembled correctly? The halogen light conversion kits I have dealt with all had the bulb inserted into the reflector from the rear.

Just for reference, here is a picture of the Drake '32 light light I was talking about....

07-13-2011 03:47 PM
drchip OK - dont know how informative these are - hard to get it to show good



07-13-2011 02:25 PM
drchip I took some pics but have to wait for the wife to get home to post them cause I'm a dummy with this stuff.
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