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Headlight question

Postby Poncho » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:47 pm

On my headlights, I have 2 tabs coming out the back that the wires clip onto. One is hot from the light switch and then the other is a ground that goes to the the other light and to frame. This is summer I noticed on another cub it had a bolt coming out the back with a nut on it and no ground. Can my lights be fixed so they are correct or do I need new lights. I'm not sure what kind of a light is in there, I'm guessing a sealed beam auto light of some sort.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:35 pm

The lights varied by year, yours were some of the later ones. The ones with the screw on the back are the early ones, about 1951 and earlier if I remember right.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Poncho » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:19 pm

Mine is a 1950. There is white paint on the lights so I am assuming they are original. The ground wire is to the dog ear. I may move to to a hidden place
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Re: Headlight question

Postby dmacarthur » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:00 am

Hey Poncho no need to move to a hidden place! People on this forum are friendly!

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Re: Headlight question

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:19 am

dmacarthur wrote:Hey Poncho no need to move to a hidden place! People on this forum are friendly!

MN is already a hidden place, isn't it???
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Mike in Louisiana » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:53 am

Must be a good place to hide. Jim B. just went to hide there also.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Jim Becker » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:06 am

Easy to find, just take I-35 north. It stops there.

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Re: Headlight question

Postby Scrivet » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:35 am

Poncho wrote:Mine is a 1950. There is white paint on the lights so I am assuming they are original. ...........
I'm not so sure about the white lights being original. If it is an early 1950 that fits into the demonstrator range those lights were still red along with a few other parts of the tractor like the wheels and the steering wheel. There were replacements and later retrofit add ons for tractors that were without lights originally and those were black or red. So maybe somebody repainted them, or you're seeing primer, or somebody has added lights of a '60's-'70's yellow and white Cub or bigger IH tractor, some of those had white lights I believe.

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Re: Headlight question

Postby Poncho » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:20 am

I'm from Wisconsin and just ended up in Mn. The rest is history. Still a Packer can. So I am a Minnesotan from Wisconsin haha. My starter was also painted white. Anyway if I want to have the single wire lights is a part available or do I need to buy new lights. I don't have a work light and need to get one of them. After seeing the single wire light it just looks cleaner on the machine. Thanks
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Scrivet » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:43 am

You can buy new teardrop lights from site sponsors like JP, get them on ebay, or put a want add in the vine (classified section) here on the forum. I'm sure there are several people that will have good used ones or parts laying around to make them up.

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Re: Headlight question

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:43 pm

Poncho, how about posting a picture of one of your lights to make sure we are all thinking along the same lines.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Poncho » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:57 pm

I'll try. I'll have to figure it out later
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Boss Hog » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:29 pm

If you have the later style lights and I think you do. I am sure some one will trade you an old pair of lights for yours if they are in good condition.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Poncho » Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:15 pm

My lights are teardrop style. I'm working on downloading my pics to photobucket and then I can send an image of the lights. Actually I want to keep them, just want to get the back fixed if possible.
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Re: Headlight question

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:13 am

Here are the photos...

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