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Posted by George Phillips at June 08. 2017
Silly question no.1; are the small brackets on the sealed beam unit for holding the "W"clips? Silly question no.2; which side of the sealed beam unit do the spring prongs on chrome rim go - in front or behind? George

Re: ES2 Headlamp

Posted by Paul Knapp at June 09. 2017

Hi George, the small bracket on sealed beam (near the top) is to locate it in between the two prongs on the chrome rim, to stop the reflector from vibrating around. The prongs therefore go behind to do the locating. This keeps the top of beam at the top. The 'w' clips are equally spaced anywhere around the rim and I like to put in at least 5.

Paul. 

Re: ES2 Headlamp

Posted by George Phillips at June 09. 2017
Thanks Paul. What confuses me is the fact that the there are several brackets round the reflector on the sealed beam unit. So what are the remaining ones for? It could be that this particular unit fitted most of the fifties British bikes so it was a sot of "universal" fitting? George

Re: ES2 Headlamp

Posted by ian_goodhall at June 09. 2017

They weren't only fitted to bikes. A lot of British cars used them too. The original mini for one. So they were widely used.

Re: ES2 Headlamp

Posted by Alan Osborn at June 09. 2017
If this is the traditional 7 1/2 headlamp unit then they were fitted to a lot of the Reliants through the 70s as well.
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