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greenb6901

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Not sure if this is the place for this but here goes.
I recently purchased a Simplicity 3416S.
It has the headlights on the side of the hood.
I have checked everywhere and they are no longer available. There have been several posts on replacement ideas for these but as I have all the original bulbs, I would like to keep the look.
I am thinking about cutting the bulb just at the brass and inserting an LED bulb up inside. This would retain the look of the originals, produce more light and put less load on the electrical system.
I understand the heat issue but believe that there shouldn't be much from the led.
I will need to create a rubber mount for the bulb to avoid breakage from shock.
The bulb number is, T36065. Simplicity # 172048.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
 

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greenb6901

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Here is what I have so far. The glass is tempered so a glass cutter has no effect on it. Someone suggested using a string soaked in lighter fluid, wrapped around the point that I wanted to cut the bulb. I decided that was to risky.
I ended up getting out my Dremel tool with a course grinding Stone and etch the area that I want to cut off.
After etching I gave it a light tap and it seperated. Not exactly a clean cut but acceptable. Now I am going to dress the bulb and prepare it for the L.E.D.
 

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4getgto

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What's holding the bulbs in place now.? Just asking because you said they would need to be rubber mounted .
 

Jazz

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Good luck with your technique
I would install the LED bulbs that are available for the tractor until you can find a set of originals. Has to be a set out there although I have never seen that particular bulb
 

greenb6901

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What's holding the bulbs in place now.? Just asking because you said they would need to be rubber mounted .
Originally the bulb twisted in and all the pressure was in the stem. I have several where the brass was broken loose.
I plan on making a rubber mount around the front edge taking stress off the stem.
 

greenb6901

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Waiting on some L.E.D.s.
I found some standard 194 bulbs but it is important to get the element just at the correct point in the reflector and the 194 bulbs were not bright enough nor could I get them in the correct position.
You would think that as popular as L.E.D.s are now that they could be purchased anywhere but I had to get them on eBay.
Should have written this up.
Should have the L.E.D.s this week and get back on track.
 
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