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Old 05-16-2020, 09:27 AM   #1
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Are the AR (1928) headlight buckets and conduit ferrule attachments to the bulb socket different in size to the 29 sockets. That is, if I have a 28 grill shell with the smaller conduits must I change the headlamp sockets? I do not have any way of physically checking at this point. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:06 AM   #2
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The single bulb sockets are smaller and were used from the beginning of production to February 1929 with fluted headlight lenses. You can see that the socket hole in the bottom of the headlight is smaller than later headlights. Also, there is no Ford logo engraved in the top of the headlight.
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H-type were fitted with 1/2" conduits (two wires). The later Twolite used 9/16 conduits (two or three wires). FSB 3/29 p.329 says to increase the size of the radiator shell conduit holes from 13/16" to 15/16"and use grommets A-14567-B when retrofitting the Twolite to earlier models.
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Ok, thanks
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Old 05-17-2020, 09:31 AM   #5
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If you already have the 1928 socket assemblies and conduits, you may be able to replace the socket holders in your Twolite buckets with the smaller ones. Involves drilling out the base rivets and replacing them with rivet head screws available from the vendors. You can close the gap between the smaller socket and larger hole with a stainless flat washer, may need washers both sides of the socket holder. Never heard of it being done, but I believe it would work ok.
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