[V6-12v] Driving lights

hrddoughty at aol.com hrddoughty at aol.com
Sun Apr 3 10:48:53 EDT 2005

When I was a Senior in law school many years ago I purchased a brand new '64 Corvette coupe. (Does that tell you the year?) 300 HP, very fast. It had the retractable 4 headlight set up, 2 low beam and 2 high. A friend suggested mounting an aircraft landing light in place of the outboard high. You had to bend the prongs to make it fit, but fit it did. I aimed it so it wouldn't blind other drivers. The  only way you could tell it was "different" was that it had a flat face. I think (41 years hence) it was 150 W. It lit up the world. When it burned out I went back to the local airdrome and purchased another. Problem was I didn't check the wattage. When I lit it up people thought a towboat was coming. Now that was Bright! A 250 watter is what it was. Caused my lights to flicker all the time. Out it went.
H. R. Doughty
LeClaire, IA
'88 5000 Turbo
'99 A6 2.8 wife's car (w/xenons)
'00A6 2.7T chipped (one daughter)
'04 Cayenne (other daughter, hubby and their son) Prior car was '01 S4
'93 90S (son)

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