Sealed Beam Lights

Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:10 pm

I need a good Source for 6 volt sealed beam lights for a 57 cub.Just the bulbs. These are the flat back lights and the bulb has the Tab attached. Thanks

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:24 pm

Try NAPA - maybe 6 volt low beam sealed beam #4511

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Smokeycub wrote:Try NAPA - maybe 6 volt low beam sealed beam #4511


This style of light will have a post arrangement like this.

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The actual replacement sealed beams are sold by antique tractor suppliers but will cost you about $30 each. Those will be a direct replacement for the OEM sealed beams. Myself, being the cheap son of a gun I am, I adapted off the shelf Wagner #4511 ($9.00) sealed beams to use in my flat back lights. I plan on keeping this Cub forever and don't want to shell out $90 to replace the sealed beams if I ever have to replace them all again. :shock:

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:21 pm

Here is a link to a post in the How To forum showing the use of the 4511 bulb. viewtopic.php?f=140&t=37256

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:22 pm

If you can get the sealed beams for $30, you should buy up as many as you can.

Last I checked they were $42 and up.

I did some surgery on one of these bulbs a while back, and found out that there's nothing "sealed beam" about them. It's just a normal bulb glued inside a reflector housing with a lens over it.

The bulb could possibly be replaced with some careful work.

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:01 am

My 1953 cub also had the sealed beam lights. After the sticker shock for 3 new ones, I bought the tear drop lights and changed them. The bulbs are only between $1.50 and $2.00 when they go out.

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:26 am

I need to replace some bulbs on my 1956 Cub and found that a headlight reflector is available for this housing. It apparently converts the pancake light to accept an inexpensive bulb.

http://www.yesterdaystractors.com/Farma ... 02377.html

Has anyone used this?

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:47 am

Thanks guys for the input.I will take the cheaper route since this will be a working Cub...Rick

Re: Sealed Beam Lights

Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:32 pm

I ordered three Wagner 4511 seal beam lights today at $9.00 each from O'reilly's Auto.Will be here tomorrow. Thanks again guys.