Farmall C & Super C Tractors, 1948-1954
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:11 pm
I will try and check tomorrow and let you know.
Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:45 pm
Standard 4411/4511 "PAR36" sealed beams will fit the pancake housings with a little modification. All you need to do is follow my How-To up in the How-To forum.
I did the conversion on my Super H and they work great.
Thu May 09, 2013 9:50 pm
Thanks Matt, I took a look at your "how to". I think I will try this approach with my 1956 Cub. Where can I find the gasket material you used?
Mon May 13, 2013 2:01 pm
Those are replacement gaskets for the pancake light housings, purchased from OEM Tractor Parts.
Since then, I've found that the "sealed beam" lights are not sealed beams at all!!!
I have a bunch of burned out pancake bulbs, and I needed a lens for the conversion lights on my Dad's W-400.
The pancake bulb is a steel reflector crimped over a glass lens. Inside the "bulb" is a complete separate light bulb, like the ones inside the older-style bullet lights!!!
The problem is you can't get to the real light bulb without destroying the pancake bulb in the process.
For want of a $2 light bulb you have to throw away a $40+ pancake light... Who says non-serviceable, throwaway, proprietary, planned obsolescence is a new idea?
Mon May 13, 2013 4:11 pm
I have heard that it is possible to open the original sealed beam and replace the bulb, but I have never tried this. I will look for the gasket material at OEM. Thanks
Thu May 16, 2013 12:12 pm
One of my rainy-day projects is to figure out a way into one of those bulbs without destroying it, and rebuild it as one of those conversion bulbs.
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