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  • Battons NEW Re-Tooled Headlight Reflectors

    I have to give a BIG Congrats to Brattons and their NEW Re-Tooled Headlight Reflectors, https://www.brattons.com/newly-re-to...eflectors.html

    I recently bought them and installed last night. Im using 32/50 standard Model A Bulbs and as many of you know I use a DUAL HEADLIGHT Filament system. It allows BOTH filaments to light at the same time for over 1160 lumens of light, or 85 watts of light on 2 bulbs. I have had my harness custom made for this also. That is about 20% MORE than your Halogens and at 1.45 each.. So last night was the test, I setup my board to focus them which is NOW totally possible with the new reflectors because of the re-tooling and centering of the hole and added depth to the shell. Then the test drive..

    (LEFT)The first picture is driving with my LOW BEAMS ONLY..
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    (CENTER)My second picture is the brights on.


    (RIGHT)Finally the DUAL Headlight Filaments. As you can see the amount of light is amazing..

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    IT Should be noted that this is all on a 6 volt system with dual tail lights, 3rd brake light, turn signals, cig lighters also, running a NU REX High Output alternator
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    Last edited by Mark Maron; 11-17-2017, 06:17 PM.

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    Nice

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    • #3
      I already knew how good the Bratton's reflectors are because i have used them many times. Those are some really cool pics with the silhouette of the front end.
      Nice lite show and info
      3 ~ Tudor's
      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        That is great to hear and see. I think it is way past time for something like this, the lights weren't that good on the Model A and they do need all the help they can get.
        You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        • #5
          Mark,
          How do both filaments come on when the lead for low beam and high beam are independent of each other.
          The 50CP I always thought was just another brighter more intense filament than the 32cp. I'm not a light bulb expert but I am versed on the rest of electrical.

          photos and light looks good. Yes, I have installed some of their reflectors and I like them. A lot less cost than resilvering and hassle and do very well. Chrome reflectors aren't very good on the reflective property. Enlighten me (no pun intended) how both elements come on at the same time. Are you using a secondary hot feed for the 2nd element?

          Hoping to learn something here...
          Thanks,
          Larry

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          • Mark Maron
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            Larry I have a custom made harness that runs a 12 gauge wire to the alternator ( A MUST HAVE) then there are 2 additional wires soldered from the dim and bright connections, that also come from the harness in the light bail into my drivers side cowl to a floor mounted switch, When i contact the switch it light both filaments. All fused as in the picture.

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          • #7
            Mark are these reflectors new-new as in just came out, or are they the ones they have been selling the last couple years?

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            • Mark Maron
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              This i don't know if same as last few years., There site says: NEWLY RE-TOOLED ALUMINUM 1 BULB HEADLIGHT REFLECTORS

              PART #: 17940

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            in Bratton's on-line catalogue, if you click on the picture of the reflector there is MORE information. This reflector is something to consider.

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            • #9
              Very informative post Mark. The difference is dramatic. Wonderful pictures too. I could see one of those pictures being made into classy black and white print.

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              • #10
                Hey that would make a neat calendar picture LOL
                3 ~ Tudor's
                Henry Ford said
                "It's all nuts and bolts"


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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                • #11
                  Brattons has been selling them for about two or three years now and what a difference they made on my coupe.
                  Dave

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                  • #12
                    I can see it now January this is Marks car February this is Marks car at night driving, March this is Val working on Marks car. Mark could have a dedicated calendar. Personalized calendars for friends and family, HMMMMMM. Like Mitch is not busy enough.:rolling:rolling:rolling

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                    • Mark Maron
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                      OK that was funny as hell BNCHIEF!!

                  • #13
                    New tooling made from the original Ford prints. We have corrected the location of the center socket by moving it 1/16" off center, and increasing the depth of the overall reflector to allow you to correctly focus your headlights per the Ford service Bulletins. The word Top is stamped on the back of the gasket grove so you install the reflector correctly. The new reflector is aluminum plated, polished and sealed from the air. The aluminum finish has the same 92% reflection as the original silver plating, but silver will tarnish in a few months and your reflection will be reduced. The reflectivity of the cheap chrome reflectors is 65%. Minimum industry standard for headlight reflectors is 80%. These facts are from the Skinned Knuckles Aug. 1984. Clean using a soft rag with soap and water. This is the same finish as modern sealed beam lights. Used 1928-31. VACUUM METALIZING OF ALUMINUM.

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