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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #770837
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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: Stuart] #771077
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Originally Posted by Stuart
Hi,

Originally Posted by rufusneckbone
The bucket is a plain black (well, black and rust) model. It has the quick disconnect on the bottom, the ammeter on top, and one pilot and one main light inside.

This is basically standard Lucas. I'm not 100% on details but if the shell you're looking for doesn't have either idiot lamps or a rotary Lighting switch in/on it, I believe it's basically what Lucas supplied to Triumph (and BSA?) in '66, albeit they had 'em chromed and without the "quick disconnect on the bottom".

Afaict, what you need most is a new shell? If so, the basic shell is easy. If you then don't mind it chromed (or have it dechromed and painted?) and you have the "quick disconnect" and the other bits you want, it's simply a matter of fitting 'em?

Btw, iirc the 'no idiot lamps' was one of three versions Lucas supplied in '66, the others have either one or two idiot lamp hole/s.

Hth.

Regards,


Thanks. I am leaning more towards possibly using something that may have been chromed, and just cutting a hole to fit the quick connect on the bottom. Mine had no idiot lights. Just the top ammeter and two light sockets inside. If my friend can't weld something up on the original, I will definitely be doing what you suggest. Cheers.


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: Don Leaming] #771078
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Originally Posted by Don Leaming
This is what your headlight bucket looks like.
Where are the bacon slicers on the front wheel? Lots to do here but when done you will have a great looking bike!
Cheers
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That's it! That is the exact headlight assembly I need. Nice to see another one that looks nice. Very inspiring. As for the bacon slicers, they could be there for all I know; buried under 49 years of sawdust. My great uncle kept it in his wood shop, and why he didn't throw a tarp over it is one of the greater mysteries of the world. Seriously though, he probably never had them. As I have disassembled it, I have noticed little things here and there that seem "aftermarket" for lack of a better term. My goal is to have it back original, as close to how it left England as possible. Hopefully sooner, rather than later, as I'd like for him to see it done, and he turned 82 this year


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771080
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Also, real quick, anyone know where I may locate a rear mudguard? All the online retailers I checked this week are out of stock.


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771122
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Looks like you have one.
I think those are hard to come by, best you look into getting that one restored.
They say, "If you have the tin, you have a bike".

Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771133
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" All the online retailers I checked this week are out of stock." "I think those are hard to come by, best you look into getting that one restored."
>Yep, the RE spares are catch as catch can; no telling if or when some of these parts will ever be back in stock. If you don't want to wait, get the mudguards re-plated.

"As for the bacon slicers, they could be there for all I know; buried under 49 years of sawdust."
> A sure way to tell if your uncle's bike had them is to look at your front wheel's brake drum... if you see unused holes in between the spoke holes , then your wheel was drilled for them.
They're pretty good sized, so would be hard to miss. A definite eye catching bit of bling for these bikes.


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: tomoil] #771186
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Originally Posted by tomoil
Looks like you have one.
I think those are hard to come by, best you look into getting that one restored.
They say, "If you have the tin, you have a bike".


I do have one. It's currently residing in my pantry. The only problem is, apparently someone at some point added what appear to be turn signals to it and added two holes in the process. Not to mention it's pretty rusty altogether.

If I can find somewhere locally to rechrome it, I guess I could find some way to plug any unnecessary holes as well. I wonder why the rears are so hard to find, when the fronts seem to be available anywhere.


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771209
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Originally Posted by rufusneckbone
Originally Posted by tomoil
Looks like you have one.
I think those are hard to come by, best you look into getting that one restored.
They say, "If you have the tin, you have a bike".


I do have one. It's currently residing in my pantry. The only problem is, apparently someone at some point added what appear to be turn signals to it and added two holes in the process. Not to mention it's pretty rusty altogether.

If I can find somewhere locally to rechrome it, I guess I could find some way to plug any unnecessary holes as well. I wonder why the rears are so hard to find, when the fronts seem to be available anywhere.


The fronts are used an several other bikes as I managed to get a new one for my Fury, but the Interceptor has an extended swing arm, making it a little more rare.
You might be able to get the extra holes welded up before re chroming. I have had a couple re chromed already.
Good luck
Tom Oil

Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: tomoil] #771346
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I ask this knowing that it could vary widely from place to place, but what did it run you on average to have a mudguard rechromed? Thanks.


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Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771380
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I would have all the parts that needed chroming out at the same time, fenders, headers, etc. And I think it would cost about 1000_1500 US.
Some parts are had cheaper new than getting re chromed, but certain things are hard to find new, like rear mudguards for an S1 and perhaps the headers.
I'm looking for a new chrome shop though, so prices are hard to predict.

Re: Headlight bucket substitutions [Re: rufusneckbone] #771429
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Paul's Chrome
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I doubt I will be here in 2041.
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