Help grounding and repairing bad head lamps

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Help grounding and repairing bad head lamps
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 04:24 pm:

My head lights on my 1923 were flickering and now will not come on

In years past, I saw a MTFCA post showing the addition of a soldered grounding wire to the lamp socket ? (from memory)

I goggled MTFCA headlight repair and got 4500 responses. Anyone remember the correct posting? It had pictures of where to connect the new additional grounding wire I checked about 100 k posts with no luck

I ordered two new headlamp light sockets from Snyders double contact as my 12 volt bulbs are double contact Just to make sure that is not the problem and new bulbs

Cutting the wires going to the lamp sockets, I see I have power on only one of the two wires so I will track that down tomorrow as I assume one is for low and one for high beam

Any suggestions on grounding the lights besides removing them from the fender and getting a good ground there (which I will do if necessary) is appreciated


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 04:32 pm:

David

Googled and found your 2010 post #1 up with photo of how to add an additional ground if needed.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/168137.html?1289167362

Good lights need all parts clean from paint in at least one spot, headlamp post, fender iron, and bulb socket. I prefer to use original Ford parts for the headlamps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 05:36 pm:

WOW thanks senility is getting frightening that is why I no longer fly ! Might forget where i am It was my own Post 4 years ago !! This is the picture I was thinking of !!



Alans picture ? from 2010


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Townsend ; ^ ) Gresham, Orygun on Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 06:40 pm:

Ground?

What do you need a ground for?



: ^ )


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Jablonski on Friday, September 26, 2014 - 08:12 am:

Maybe better to media blast the headlight bucket especially where it rivits to the bracket.... then tighten rivits or spot weld.


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