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5/26/13 7:41pm - Original Message: '77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
blackc3
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delphos, OH - USA

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Two questions. First my car has a headlight conversion with the 4x6 rectangular lights in them. Anyone got a replacement part number for them? Preferably one little brighter. Also when i have high beams on should all 4 come on or switch to the other two? Ill be happy when my manuals arrive. Thanks everyone
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5/26/13 8:50pm - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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You should get all four when on hi-beam, just the outer two on low.  As far as replacements go, you could try these:

http://www.carid.com/universal-lighting/option-r-conversion-headlights-268983.html

They'll replace your standard bulbs, and take HID lamps (like most modern cars). But it's very doubtful that the wiring will work without modification.  So if you're not scared of a little soldering, go for it.




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5/27/13 7:33am - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
blackc3
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Nope i have no issues soldering. Was looking at them just want to make sure that the newer style lights don't. Over power my wiring, and cause issue from drawing. Also thanks for the info on the lights. Sounds like i got some research to do and figure out why when i go to high beam i only got the other two (inside lights) and not all 4. I thought it was that way. Thanks for the info.
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5/27/13 9:58am - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
dyoes
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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My guess would be that whomever did the rectangle conversion didn't do it right.   Look at the plugs on the outside lights: if there are only two prongs, they're the wrong bulbs (they should have three prongs, the inside bulbs should have two).  the good news is that the original wires are probably still there and just cut.  Should be an easy fix.

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5/27/13 2:13pm - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
blackc3
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Dyoes Thanks for the help. Sure hope my manuals come in tomorrow. Got my brights and everything working right. Put 4 new lights in for now. Will be ordering the hid setups this week for it. Thanks alot. One last question. Whats specs and diatance to set headlights. Up? I know vehicles have a spec. Do you know off hand? Thanks again.
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5/27/13 7:51pm - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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No, can't help you there.  If your state has inspections, they'll usually set them for you if they're out (for a small fee, of course).  Each bulb has an x and y axis adjustment screw.  Just put them in the center and go for it!  If oncoming traffic flashes you when you have your low beams on, aim them a bit lower... 

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5/27/13 8:41pm - Reply: 'Re: 77 c3 with 4x6 headlights'
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Actually thats what i did. No Inspections here. (Thank fully ). Im used to working on cars, so am familiar. Just didn't know if anyone new the spec. If it quites raining before my books come in i will make a night cruise with a screw driver. Thanks again for the help.
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