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MG TD TF 1500 - TF Headlamp fittings

In one of my "box of bits" there are more headlamp rims and the "clamps" that fit around the lamp units than I can count. There are two types of rim. One, in section, has a flat then a curve to the edge of the ID. The others, in section, don't have the flat - simply a radius from the OD to the ID. I have selected two of the former since they are brass and have excellent plating. Is this OK. Regarding the clamps, again there are two types. One set have a longer flat section that protudes from the rims. I think these are the ones to use. Any comments very welcome.

Jan T
J Targosz

TF rims are 'fatter' than most later rims.


M Magilton

Thanks Mathew that's great. Your image also confirms that the deeper "rings" that fit round the glass are the correct ones. You will note your lamps protude from the rims by about 3/8". Thinner rings are available which woould only give about 1/8" protusion.

Jan T
J Targosz

This thread was discussed between 01/09/2013 and 02/09/2013

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