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Teardrop Headlights

Postby Command52 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:12 pm

I have the teardrop style head lights on my cub, I need to replace the little ground tabs in the lights and obviously the rivets that hold the tabs , I m getting ready to place a order but I cannot find them on the TM site . If they are not reproduced what metal should I use and what size is the rivet Thank you Billy

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Re: Teardrop Headlights

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:32 pm

I don't think that was designed as a replaceable part. A thin strip of copper for conductivity, and you'll need to drill out the old rivet to determine the hole size for the next one.
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Re: Teardrop Headlights

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:20 pm

If you're talking about the tab in this photo from TM Tractor Parts, it won't work in a teardrop light housing. Post a photo of your existing lights.

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Re: Teardrop Headlights

Postby Glen » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:00 pm

Hi,
Here are pages from the Cub parts manual, with the first and second styles of lights used on Cubs.

This light below was used up to mid 1953, I think.

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 008-15.jpg

This light below was used from mid 1953 to 1958, and has a sealed beam unit in it, that sticks through the back of the light case. :)

http://www.farmallcub.info/manuals/cub_ ... 008-16.jpg

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Re: Teardrop Headlights

Postby ajhbike » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:20 am

On one of my lights...same problem. I took 10ga stranded wire and removed the sheath (about 1" or so) and folded the copper over the edge so the light connects with the spread out strands. I connected the other end at the bottom of the light housing (keeps water out...I hope) with a very small screw. Works well

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Re: Teardrop Headlights

Postby Stanton » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:50 am

ajhbike wrote:On one of my lights...same problem. I took 10ga stranded wire and removed the sheath (about 1" or so) and folded the copper over the edge so the light connects with the spread out strands. I connected the other end at the bottom of the light housing (keeps water out...I hope) with a very small screw. Works well


That would work.

For the others, I believe the little brass tab in the lower left side of this light housing is what Command52 is referring to:
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