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Old 11-23-2019, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Convert 1912 gas light to 12volt electric

Has anyone converted the gas headlights to electric using a standard socket?
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Old 11-24-2019, 12:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Convert 1912 gas light to 12volt electric

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Old 11-24-2019, 01:19 AM   #3
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Yes, I used the same ones Redmodelt gave the link for on my Dads car. They didn't take
away from the look of the lights and worked real well with the stock reflectors.
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Old 11-24-2019, 07:53 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply. No one has the light shown anymore and do not know when they will have them again. Looking for an alternative.
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Convert 1912 gas light to 12volt electric

Keep them gas and use a Prest-o-lite tank. Even converting them to electric does not mean that they will be good for night driving.

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Old 11-25-2019, 02:34 AM   #6
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They were excellent night driving and with the stock reflectors behind the they were
focused also.
Plus how often are you going to be out after dark.
Although if you change them out you won't be able to participate in a Gas Light Tour
Our local Horsless Carriage club has one once a year.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:46 PM   #7
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I ended up disassembling the halogen light that I had and then getting a new light from an auto parts store and modifying it to fit.
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:30 AM   #8
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My 1913 T Runabout came to me with electrified Victor #1 headlamps. It appears the conversion was done using a Model A reflector and wiring. The lights work just fine BUT I have no intention of ever driving my car at night. Sometime in the future I will convert back to gas lamps.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:32 PM   #9
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Leave the burners in the lamps and simply wire your sockets around the burners and twist the wire tight enough to hold the sockets and bulbs in place.
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