Check those headlight lens clamps

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Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby T-Mo » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:50 pm

I seem to lost a head light lens on the left head light. I guess the clamp wasn't tight enough and the lens must have fallen out. Ironically, or not, the bulb on that side must be burnt out also. I guess these lens are not too hard to find - it looks like it measures about 4 3/4 inch in diameter.

The first picture shows the missing lens, the other two images show what it looked like before it became missing.
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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:37 pm

Ken, Annie the '48 Cub & Marie the '57 Loboy.

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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby Glen » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:25 pm

Hi,
When you put on another lens, look closely, and be sure the metal ring is put on the light facing the right way. I think they are made to go one way, so if you put it on backwards, the lens might be loose in the ring, even though you tighten the screw well. I think one side of the rings are bigger than the other side.
They may not be made so it is easy to get to the screw head on one side of the Cub. I think the screws all face the same way in the lights. So on 1 side, you will need to use a ratcheting screw driver, with 90 degree shape. Or loosen the light mounting nut, and turn the light some, to get to the screw.
If the lens fell out, you may have the metal ring on backwards.

It's been a long time since I have worked on that style of light, but I think I remember that about them. :)

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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby T-Mo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:08 am

Well I found pieces of glass from the lens in my driveway. I'm sure it came off when I was plowing snow. Probably ran over it a few times before I was done.

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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby Stanton » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:45 am

T-Mo wrote:Well I found pieces of glass from the lens in my driveway. I'm sure it came off when I was plowing snow. Probably ran over it a few times before I was done.


Sorry to read about this. My first thought was: "You'll find it when the snow melts.' But then I read your second post about "pieces of glass" and realized the worst. It's not likely to fly off the tractor and land in some safe spot, awaiting warmer weather! Is it?! LOL

Yes, TM has them. Also be sure to get a gasket in there to buffer the glass, weatherproof it and take up some room so you can tighten the ring down. Here's a tip:
http://www.farmallcub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=103527
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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby Waif » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:01 pm

T-Mo wrote:Well I found pieces of glass from the lens in my driveway. I'm sure it came off when I was plowing snow. Probably ran over it a few times before I was done.


Of course.
The more valuable the item , the greater the odds . :lol:

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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby T-Mo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:33 am

I check the right side lens clamp to see if it was loose, and even loosen up the clamp. That lens wasn't going nowhere. Maybe the left side lens was missing the gasket or something....Regardless I will order a new lens and gasket and check Stanton's suggestion of the wiper blade thingy.

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Re: Check those headlight lens clamps

Postby Jim Becker » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:52 pm

Your 2 clamps don't look identical, like the one that dropped the lens is a little bigger. Do a close comparison between them and see if the one on the left came from something else.


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