[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.



>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 
>easiest and cheapest upgrades for your Pantera.  Ditto for your street 
>-----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
>	This depends on what brand of lamps you have there.  AFIK DeTomaso
>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 
>-----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
>I can continue to use what I have, but I don't like having cracks in my
>Thanks for your help.
>Chris #2813
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