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MG MGF Technical - Head lamps: are Mk1 units the same as MY2000?
|I'd have thought they were the same myself, but when my brother 'phoned up Palmsville in Muswell hill, our local MG emporium, he was told they were in fact different... and what's more, the MY2000 assembly he'd need costs a cool 118 quid...|
Is this right- are the two units different? If so, how???
Tom's now purchased a Mk1 unit from B&G for half the price, so I guess we'll know soon enough...
(PS obviously, the git who smashed the light on his parked car did not have the curtiously to leave his insurance/ contact details >:o(
I enquired at Douglas Graham's MG in Windsor
for a headlamp unit for my F and indeed they are
120gbp for a mk1. I doubt there is any difference
between mk1 and mk11.
You can only buy a whole unit with glass for 120gbp
or just the glass for 50gbp, nothing else.
If anyone has a unwanted unit out there, I have stripped the thread on the beam adjuster so if anyone
has one I could buy!! as you can't just buy that.
|I think Tom may have bought an entire new light cluster- so you may be in luck if he wants to sell the spare reflector.|
|Have you found the mk1 headlamp to inferior?|
If anyone has a spare silver reflector for the driver's side lamp I'd be interested.
|Tom will have a spare driver's side reflector going spare.|
Will this be of any use to you chaps?
|Going off at a tangent, does anyone know how to put the reflections back in a reflector (how can you re-silver a reflector when crap has got in after a busted lens). Due to the high cost of a new unit some years ago, I just replaced the lens and left my reflector with scratches in it. I would love to respray it or something.|
|Martin thats what has happened to mine (after the lens was smashed). I think the only way u can do it is by doing the 'chroming' process again on the plastic.|
Rob could you find out how much Tom wants for the reflector ? If, that is, Matt doesn't want the whole thing ... I see the makings of an auction !!!
Okay, I'll ask him and let you know.
I don't need the whole thing, just the beam adjuster, which is a bit of plastic that given half a turn pops out the back......
|Best drop Tom an 'e' then- e-mail is email@example.com|
|Oops- my mistake- it's the PASSENGER (near side) head lamp lens that has gone. D'oh.|
Drop Tom an 'e' if that's the one you need.
>> Going off at a tangent, does anyone know how to put the reflections back in a reflector (how can you re-silver a reflector when crap has got in after a busted lens). Due to the high cost of a new unit some years ago, I just replaced the lens and left my reflector with scratches in it. I would love to respray it or something. <<
Im assuming this is purely for aesthetic reasons, bearing in mind that painting the inner reflector a body colour makes next to no difference to the light output, only noticable change is slightly less peripheral light. Having had to replace one lamp in the past, i found the biggest difference in light output is down to the age of the lamp - older ones being less bright than newer ones. I put this down to a "haze" on the lens caused by minute scratches from road dirt over time.
|I may have part of a drivers side headlamp spare after my accident damage has been repaired.|
The lens is smashed, and the grey plastic bit that attaches it to the body just under the bonnet is broken, but other than that, I think it's OK.
Not sure when the work is going to be done yet, but I will have a better look at the original unit once it's done, and post back here to see if anybody's interested then.
|If no-one wants Tom's passenger side reflector, then I might be interested to have it Nigel as a spare...|
No prizes for guess what for! ;o)
|Just as a matter of interest I see that headlamp change point is listed at VIN AD 004353 with only the change of indicator listed for the 2000MY.|
|So the head lamps on my car (VIN no under 002500) are different... How? Any indications Rog?|
No indication on the parts slides and in fact there is an error there. This shows the same bulb for both main and dip beam, yet as you know from the replacement of your dip beam when you visited me that this was an H7 type whilst the main beam is an H1 type. If your car had a higher than the change poiunt I would have speculated that it was a bulb difference, H1 for both as shown in the parts slides. Clearly this isn't the case so I would suggest that we are looking at something like a change (uprating) of a mounting lug perhaps. BTW Lens's are the same.
|Juat another MGF curio then. Thanks Rog.|
If I remember to do it at some time, I'll compare my headlamps with Tom's to determine what difference, if any, exist. But it is hardly high on my priority list! LOL
|I have now replaced my Mk1 T reg. with a Mk 2 and I notice on the silver reflector surrounding the bulbs there is a series of bevels running parallel with the car - I do not remember seeing these on the Mk1.|
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