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Offline phil1

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mk v Headlamp
« on: 30 Aug 2023 at 10:04 »
Hi Friends
         Just thought you could share some info re my 1951 MK V headlight which  has an under slung pilot light, could this be for that year of production?     Thanks Phil.

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Re: mk v Headlamp
« Reply #1 on: 31 Aug 2023 at 02:00 »
That type of underslung pilot lamp headlamp appeared for 1954, according to the Lucas bible.
Nowadays often see it fitted to earlier models, as a 'style' improvement, or after some damage.

If it all works OK, I'd keep it.
Part of its history, most likely ?

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Re: mk v Headlamp
« Reply #2 on: 01 Sep 2023 at 07:05 »
Yes, it was standard on the late Mk5's. It came worryingly close to the front mudguard on full compression of the front forks - even hitting the front numberplate if that had been fitted the wrong way round!!

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Re: mk v Headlamp
« Reply #3 on: 02 Sep 2023 at 09:41 »
Hi All
        Thanks for your responses. as I have not see any of this type of pilot light fitted, so I will sharpen up my observations. 
         Fitting of a front number plate as suggested could be a major issue. Phil.

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