tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

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tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby inairam » Tue Apr 21, 2020 8:29 am

In cleaning up some projects I have these teardrop lights I wanted to work on. I have a number of lenses all with the crosshatch pattern lenses.

Some are cross-hatched or raised on both sides and some are on one side.

Any idea which is the original style?

I assume the ones with crosshatch on both sides will reflect more light.

Thank you
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby Glen » Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:50 pm

Hi,
Jim B. probably knows. :)
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby inairam » Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:59 am

Glen Thanks. I assumed so but felt it was worth the ask to the group.
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:30 pm

There were two IH part numbers for the Guide lens. The older was 53521D and the newer 350478R1. From what I have seen, the older one has vertical ribs on the inside with horizontal ribs on the outside. The newer has a smooth outside. The inside maybe is best described as having both the vertical and horizontal ribs. The earliest Cub Parts Catalogs I have looked at (June 1947) call out the R number. So I think even the first Cubs came with the later style lenses. Any earlier style on Cubs migrated there after they left the factory.

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1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
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1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
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1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby inairam » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:53 pm

Jim, I should have checked the parts book.
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1953 54 blade, c22, wood 42 6v
1957 6v - barn Queen
1965 lo-boy with c-3 mower 12 v - Loboy
1974 Horse II 12 v c-2
1975 with woods 42-6 12 v - Horse
1979 long strip 12 v stuck engine
130 with international 1000 loader 6 v
1969 140 with bush hog tow behind mower 12 v
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby inairam » Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:09 pm

Jim Becker wrote:There were two IH part numbers for the Guide lens. The older was 53521D and the newer 350478R1.


Jim I have a TC-37 6-2-47-17B. I see the call out for 350478R1. Where is the call out for 53521D? My numerical index goes from 53054D to 53522D
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Re: tear drop headligh lenses - two different styles?

Postby Jim Becker » Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:37 pm

I never saw 53521D in any Cub parts catalog. Thus my statement "So I think even the first Cubs came with the later style lenses." You can find 53521D in the Farmall A and B Parts Catalog and no doubt in many others.

Has anyone looked to see what number is cast into each style lens?


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