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Just reading through Aprils editon of Mustang & Fords and showed these lights they bought from Mustangs Plus, what they do is replace your sealed beam bulbs with a unit that uses the removable type halogen bulb, like the newer cars.The lenses themselves have a different look to them, clear lenses without that ribbed effect -I guess that is what you would call it.They say it gives a "European flair".They don't mention whether housings/lenses are plastic or glass, I am assuming they are plastic like on the new cars, just wondering how they look and work, I know when driving my cars at night, the old bulbs seemed to add a little more adventure than I want at times, especially when you live in a county where the deer population out numbers the human.Of course they don't give prices in the article, anyone seen these anyplace else for sale?

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1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
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I'm interested in this too.. I saw them advertised in MM and I though about giving them a try. Without my brights on night time driving becomes very difficult sometimes..

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that guy used to advertise in the VM Classifieds a while back. He had a web site but i forget the address. If i remember right he is in Florida. Sorry not much help.....

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Plus they look cool as hell IMHO!

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Wow, that surprised me, $189 dollars, cough, cough, guess I will be sticking to the old bulbs for a while. When compared to the average price for a new car unit, it isn't really that bad.

1967 S code GT Deluxe Coupe 65B
1966 Convertible 76B 289 4 speed
1964 Fairlane 500 2DR HT-the new project
1986 Jeep Cherokee 4X4 the "beater"
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I just created part numbers on them for the next catalog. They are expensive.
We do have 55w Xenon bulbs that are brighter and whiter than standard 35w halogen bulbs. There is only about a $4 difference between the two.
I use these on my '66 and they are noticeably brighter than the halogens they replaced.

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I have seen them on a 65 convertable in an older issue of MF and they looked awesome but $190 is way too high. I found a website that sells Lots of different lights so you might find some thing better here it is.
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Got a set. I too read the article in Mustangs and Fords. The dumbos didn't install a headlamp relay. I am getting fed up with the unsafe and clumsy level of detail that M & F is starting to contain. Not only is the article onthe tri-bars sloppy, but they don't even mention that the headlamp switch is going to carry all of that extra current. Their installation is like using a 10,000 Watt (draws about 80 amps) floodlamp on a standard house circuit (20 amps, max). The #s just don't add up.

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Here's the hyperlink to Gary's Lights, I've talked to Gary in the past and he seems pretty sincere about his product. I will probably be going this route when the time is right. If I remember correctly, his prices were a little better also.

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Those things are way over priced. Steve Leslie makes some good points about the amperage frying your harness, too. They are essentially a 7-inch motorcyle unit from what I can tell. Pick up any cycle mag and you'll see similar units for a lot less.

BTW - a neat source of cheap ligting can be found at:
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There's a guy with them at work...they look different but I don't think the price is justified when you can get high quality H4 bulb type lamps in the $50.00 range (Hella 5.75" H4 type units $44.95 on sale) . Speaking of Motorcycle headlights...I once replaced the 5.75" sealed beams on my '69 Mach with '86 GSXR headlamps and 65/100 watt H4 bulbs I got them for $35.00 used. It worked pretty nice. I did not use a relay but I was much younger then. I think it would be an okay way to go with legal wattages.
 
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