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 Post subject: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:16 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: '89 Mayfair
'80 1275GT
'79 Unknown!
'76 Clubman
Location: Ballyfermot
Hi all,
Looking to upgrade the headlights as part of a rebuild. Can anyone recommend the best way to go? Im trying to find out if there are any retro fit projectors anywhere? Any advice appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:00 pm 
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Whats your location?: The dark side of the moon
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What I did on my mark 2 golf was to wire in relays and run the lights directly of the battery. The difference is amazing. There is no reason why the same principal couldn't be applied to the mini with a decent set of bulbs the original lights should be excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:43 pm 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1980 clubman b16 vtec
1992 mini shell, getting turbo,d
1974 clubman estate
Modifications: original-ish pffffft ye rite
I went to Samora and got two 10 inch headlights think they were 40€ and the fit the mini perfect and u can put standard headlight bulbs or fit a HID kit :)

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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:39 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
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Hornet
Equinox
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Location: LOUTH
Would be interested to see how 10" headlights fit into a 7" hole perfect, any pics?
I picked up a set of H4 lamps and bulbs at a show and when fitted went to get them aligned for NCT. Mechanic looked at the blured beams ,said something about Chinees quality ,replaced the bulbs with good quality bulbs and it made a big improvment in the light output( same wattage on lable). There are also some sealed beam units that are no use , I stay away from Wagner ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:36 am 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
If you are going to go for the H4 headlight upgrade try Cibie, they've been in the business for years so know what they're doing, might be a little bit more money but well worth it for the quality,
also VW golf (mkI or mkII, can't remember which) H4 headlights will fit, I put a set on a Clubman years ago

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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:54 am 
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Whats your location?: Tallaght :p
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What Minis have you?: 1980 clubman b16 vtec
1992 mini shell, getting turbo,d
1974 clubman estate
Modifications: original-ish pffffft ye rite
Sorry no they're 7 inch ones , I just tru a number out I couldn't remember but iv got em in mine very clear and great light from them :)

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 Post subject: Re: Headlight Upgrade
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:34 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
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What Minis have you?: '89 Mayfair
'80 1275GT
'79 Unknown!
'76 Clubman
Location: Ballyfermot
Thanks for the replies. I was wondering if either of these would fit:

http://www.hidprojectors.com/product.php?type=1

http://www.dapperlighting.com/products/7-classic-projector

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