I have a restored 1911 Torpedo. It is said to be all the original parts except for maybe a fender. The headlights look just like E and J 666 but have no writing or engraving on the top "hood" pieces. They are totally smooth.
Did they all come marked or were some smooth?
Does anyone make parts for these so I could possibly get hoods that are marked and switch them out. They are attached with 6 (I think) rivets.
Any info is appreciated. thanks TOM
Have read that non script E&J Model 666 lamps were first used in 1911, transition from the Model 466, and the first Model 666 were without script . So that those you have may be correct.
Here is a rather nice one, restored from original, and the 666 lamps are without Ford script. Later the 1912 uses the E&J 666 with the Ford script.
My 1911 touring came with E&J 666 "no name" lights. I have heard these lights referred to as "Torpedo" lights.
You have the right lamps. Don't mess with them.
Just make 'em work!
: ^ )
This car has unmarked E&J headlights, believed to be original to the car.
unmarked E&J headlights
Good to see your post, Phil. I haven't seen anything from you in years. Do you do the Bakersfield swap?
several stynoski winners were torpedos with out engraving on the chimney My 1911 torpedo does not have markings either.
My May 8 1911 Open runabout has E&J and they ARE marked on top. Just for reference.
Thanks everyone. I will leave them alone and be happy.
Keith, what purpose do the two rivets on the top of your lights serve? I have never seen any like that.
On our Canadian sourced cars, some E&J 666 lights came with a small triangular plate on the top with the usual details on it. Then they came with the usual stamped in details.
Allan from down under.