CT70 Headlight question

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  1. SW Ohio

    SW Ohio New Member

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    This is a pic of my 1970 CT70K0 headlight. The adjustment screw for the side-to-side adjustment of the headlight beam is at the three o'clock position, whereas the tab to move the headlight is at about four o'clock, How is the screw supposed to connect to the headlight frame? Am I missing a part?

     
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  3. Tripod

    Tripod Active Member

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    You have a k1 headlight in a k0 housing.
     
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  4. SW Ohio

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    Ahh, I suspected something along that line. Thank you for your response. Apparently, the original owner replaced the headlight and never bothered to exchange it for the correct one.
     
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    There are only few ways to preserve the aiming screw: find an NOS HL, either sealed beam or "offroad", source used, fab something custom. The "offroad" reflector assembly uses a embraceable bulb, as do the new aftermarket. But, they are rare...they do come up from time-to-time, just not very often.
     
  7. SW Ohio

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    Your option #2, "Fab Something Custom" seemed like the best choice, so here's what resulted. I didn't know how hot that bulb reflector gets, so I'll use JB Weld epoxy to fasten the new bracket to the reflector. The ads say it's good to 550° F, and I'm sure it doesn't get that hot

     
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    I can guarantee you it doesn't get close to 500F. The plastic shell will soften around 300F, the wire insulation won't last long and the rubber boot on the HL bulb connector won't make that temp. Seriously, I doubt that anything inside the HL shell assembly will reach 200F externally.

    You came up with a very tidy solution. As long as your surface prep was good, I expect this will survive. If it breaks loose, an automotive glass shop can supply rearview mirror adhesive...and that can last virtually forever.
     
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    The new aiming bracket is now epoxied to the reflector. Seems to be good and solid, and the adjusting screw moves the headlight as it should.
     
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    It looks solid and well-executed to me, too. Apologies if I wasn't clear about this in my previous post.
     

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