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headlight retaining wire

Post by whe42 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:13 pm

I have a ford model t touring 1920. I have 6v electric headlights . I purchased the headlight retaining wire for the headlights as mine were missing but cannot figure out how they install. Can someone send me a picture of how they fit? And if there are any tricks to installing them please let me know.
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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:37 pm

The ends fit together sorta like your hands grasping the backside of your arms at the wrist then are fitted behind the reflectors. They push the reflector against the glass then as a seal there is a rope that fit in the groove in the reflector.
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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by whe42 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:58 am

Thanks but do the U in the wire go through the cutouts in the reflector edge? I just can't seem to get them to fit so was't sure if I was missing something.
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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by whe42 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:04 am

Or do they just sit behind reflector and push forward?


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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by Scott_Conger » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:06 am

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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by Mark Gregush » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:16 am

Did you open the 2 links and look at the illustration/photos? They both show pretty well how things fit.
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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by DanTreace » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:31 pm

Spring wire lays in the groove around the bucket, the ends join hands. The repro are made of larger dia. wire so the fit is tougher than original reflector springs.
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Re: headlight retaining wire

Post by whe42 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:10 pm

thank you everybody who replied. I got them on.

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