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Hunting for head light rings-
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Mike D.    Posted 07-09-2003 at 12:12:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Spoke about old tractors here yesterday. Thought maybe some of you might have a suggestion for finding those rubber rings that fit around sealed beams. The ones on our tractor are shot. When I took out the old lights the rubber crumbled. I called NAPA and did a search, but have not had any success yet. Sure will be nice to have lights again.


RayP(MI)    Posted 07-09-2003 at 15:34:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
If all else fails, you might be able to make your own by laying a bead of black RTV (silicone rubber) around the rim of the light, allowing it to harden, and then install the light. I've seen results on at least one tractor, and it worked - didn't look too bad either!


Salmoneye    Posted 07-09-2003 at 14:33:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
IF JC Whitney aint got it...

You don't need it...

I'd try there...


whoa there-    Posted 07-10-2003 at 08:41:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
J.C. Whitney does not have it, or at least not on the web site catalog. AND Salmoneye, I still need it. Jeez-


Salmoneye    Posted 07-10-2003 at 10:13:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Geeze Mike...

It was just a suggestion (more a joke really)...

And you don't NEED it...You want it...If you can not find the 'exact' part you want, at least you have been given a couple of suggestions in this thread that would certainly suffice as substitutes...

Sorry if I offended you...


See there Sam-    Posted 07-11-2003 at 14:36:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is what is wrong with you. You just won't take a joke.

I gave up on the light deal. Going to sell the 'vintage' cans and put new rubber deals on.
Seems like the only time I can use the tractor is at night anymore. Guess I'll sell these sunglasses too.


Ray    Posted 07-09-2003 at 14:11:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike
Go to the local Glass shop and or restaurant supply store. They have all kinds of rubber gasket material available by the roll for glazing and refer gaskets....then cut to length and you will be in business again..Good Luck


rhouston    Posted 07-09-2003 at 12:37:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
you do know that the owner of this site also runs a tractor site called YT Magazine. there is a link on the left side of your screen. There should be a forum over there for your brand of tractor.


thanks-    Posted 07-09-2003 at 12:42:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Posted there too, on both the Massey forum and the tractor forum. YT didn't have the lights in their list of Massey parts. The guy at NAPA was alone at the counter. He thought Iwas from Mars I guess. The lamps are 4 1/2" and common to a lot of older tractors. It is just a matter of time before finding them.


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