[DeTomaso] headlight housing question

Mark McWhinney msm at portata.com
Thu Sep 27 15:27:11 EDT 2007


That's great.

Have you had a chance to test them out at night on the road?


-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Kimball [mailto:chrisvkimball at msn.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:52 PM
To: msm at portata.com; doug at silicondesigns.com
Cc: detomaso at realbig.com
Subject: RE: [DeTomaso] headlight housing question

I just drove down to Auto Zone this afternoon and presto--I purchased and 
installed two new Sylvania lights right in the parking lot!

I think this may be the first project on that car where something didn't 
break and lead to five more jobs before the original was done!

Thanks, Doug, for the tip.

Sincerely,

Chris




>From: "Mark McWhinney" <msm at portata.com>
>To: <doug at silicondesigns.com>,"'Christopher Kimball'" 
><chrisvkimball at msn.com>
>CC: "'DeTomaso Forum'" <detomaso at realbig.com>
>Subject: RE: [DeTomaso] headlight housing question
>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 16:42:02 -0700
>
>Ah, I thought my housing with separate bulb setup was stock.
>
>I upgraded my bulbs to the Silverstars a couple of years ago.  It one of 
>the
>easiest and cheapest upgrades for your Pantera.  Ditto for your street 
>cars.
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: detomaso-bounces at realbig.com [mailto:detomaso-bounces at realbig.com] On
>Behalf Of Doug Braun
>Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 3:11 PM
>To: Christopher Kimball
>Cc: DeTomaso Forum
>Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] headlight housing question
>
>Chris,
>
>	This depends on what brand of lamps you have there.  AFIK DeTomaso
>use
>sealed beams, not housings with separate bulbs so what you have is likely
>not stock.  An inexpensive alternative is to use sealed beam halogen
>Silverstars by Sylvania.  I can show them to you on my MACH1 tomorrow 
>night.
>
>Doug
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: detomaso-bounces at realbig.com
>[mailto:detomaso-bounces at realbig.com]On Behalf Of Christopher Kimball
>Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 2:30 PM
>To: detomaso at realbig.com
>Subject: [DeTomaso] headlight housing question
>
>
>Does anyone know if I can get the light bulb lenses for my early '72 at a
>local auto parts store?  Is there a cross-reference part number to another,
>more common car's lenses I can use?
>
>When trouble-shooting a high beam that wouldn't work (turns out it was a
>wire that became disconnected at the fuse box) I took out both headlights
>and found the previous owner had over-tightened the headlight mounting ring
>and cracked both glass housings.  I hadn't noticed it before.  The halogen
>bulbs are fine, but I'd like to replace the glass lens/housing on both
>sides.
>
>I can continue to use what I have, but I don't like having cracks in my
>headlights.
>
>Thanks for your help.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Chris #2813
>
>
>
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