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Identifying original sealed beam headlights
Peter Beadle (with his detailed knowledge of MGBGTV8 parts) has provided these details so members will be able to identify the sealed beam headlamp units originally fitted to MGBGTV8s. His notes were a response to a photo of a low mileage MGBGTV8 which featured in a Pricewatch news item where Peter could see a mixture of original sealed beam and Halogen upgrade headlamp units were on that car.

What did the photo reveal?
Peter Beadle could see that both of the headlamps have been replaced and are now not a matched pair. The LH headlamp has an "H" in the centre of the glass signifying Halogen, a Lucas Aftermarket product. The RH headlamp has a window in the reflector signifying that it is of the type fitted to later rubber bumpered models with sidelights built into the headlamps.

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Original headlamp for a chrome bumper MGBGTV8 (RHD)
75W/55W sealed beam headlamp
"LUCAS"
circular logo in the centre of the domed glass.
"LH TRAFFIC"
logo in the lower left of the domed glass.
No "window" for a "pilot" sidelight.
Unipart P/N: GLU106



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Original headlamp for a rubber bumper MGBGTV8 (RHD)
75W/55W sealed beam headlamp
"LUCAS"
circular logo in the centre of the domed glass.
"LH TRAFFIC"
logo in the lower left of the domed glass.
"Window" available for a "pilot" sidelight.
Lucas P/N: SB7019
Unipart P/N: GLU123, S/S XBC103360

See a larger photo of this headlamp
See V8NOTE572 for Halogen headlamp upgrade
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