Light bulb for pole light for Dolores

Tommy in Tampa

Amphicar Expert
Hi there everyone, I just got two super duper rear pole lights from Gordon Imports they look great. All long, slim and shinny.
Silly me, I figured they would include a light bulb inside the light.
Well no such luck.
They are a great looking and great condition light, but no bulb in place.
So I am wondering if someone would know the proper bulb number. I know a "too bright, too hot" bulb will kill the lens or blow the fuse and that would not be fun.
So if anyone will tell me the correct number I will get a bulb and Dolores (the 469 mile '67 Amphi) will be shining bright and happy.
Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa
 

Ken Chambers

Platinum Subscriber
Tommy,

That's an S-8 SC (single contact) socket so there are a number of
bulbs to choose from:

93 = 13W
1141 = 18W
1073 = 23W
1156 = 27W

I thought the pole light lens is glass so heat shouldn't be an issue
like on the front marine light.

Ken Chambers
'64 Red



On Jun 27, 2008, at 2:10 PM, Tommy in Tampa wrote:


> Hi there everyone, I just got two super duper rear pole lights from
> Gordon Imports they look great. All long, slim and shinny.
> Silly me, I figured they would include a light bulb inside the light.
> Well no such luck.
> They are a great looking and great condition light, but no bulb in
> place.
> So I am wondering if someone would know the proper bulb number. I
> know a "too bright, too hot" bulb will kill the lens or blow the
> fuse and that would not be fun.
> So if anyone will tell me the correct number I will get a bulb and
> Dolores (the 469 mile '67 Amphi) will be shining bright and happy.
> Thanks in advance, Tommy in Tampa
>
 
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Ron Green

Guest
Don’t go any higher then an 18-watt. That is what I run. If you remember when we were out last year during the Celina fireworks you commented mine seemed awful bright so you may want to try the 11-watt.
 
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Ron Green

Guest
PS: I like the name Dolores. Val just named the newly acquired electric Citicar "Lester" We had to buy a new 48 volt Lester battery charger for it and it stuck.
 

LSolheim

Member
Pretty exciting about 'Lester', Ron. Which model does Val have: coupe, hatchback or van? Which build year? Do you have a planned usage or just to bop aorund?
--Larry
 

Tommy in Tampa

Amphicar Expert
That's an S-8 SC (single contact) socket so there are a number of
bulbs to choose from:

93 = 13W
1141 = 18W
1073 = 23W
1156 = 27W

I thought the pole light lens is glass so heat shouldn't be an issue
like on the front marine light.

Ken Chambers
'64 Red

Hi Ken and thanks for the info on the bulbs.
I just got two stern lights from Hugh. They are a meter long and in good condition. They have Hella Lens very clear and very plastic. Not glass but just as clear and maybe better cuz they are not so heavy swinging on the end of that long pole. I thought the lens were glass too but not these and they sure look NOS.
Thanks again, Tommy in Tampa
 
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Ron Green

Guest
Pretty exciting about 'Lester', Ron. Which model does Val have: coupe, hatchback or van? Which build year? Do you have a planned usage or just to bop aorund?
--Larry
Larry, I am in the process of going over this critter (my original name). 1976 Citicar. I tryed to posted a picture but am having no luck. I bought this off one of our club members Ron Gaydis. Unsure what usage it will see, probably just to jump around the boro where I live. Right now neither Hagerty or Taylor will insure it.
 

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
. I thought the lens were glass too but not these and they sure look NOS. Thanks again, Tommy in Tampa
Those are probably repops then. All the originals were glass as far as I know.
 

Tommy in Tampa

Amphicar Expert
Re: Light bulb for pole light for Dolores - Today, 10:41 AM
Quote: . I thought the lens were glass too but not these and they sure look NOS. Thanks again, Tommy in Tampa

Those are probably repops then. All the originals were glass as far as I know. John Bevins

Hi there Bones, If these are repops they are perfect. They even used vintage wrapping paper or should I call it parchment. I sorta only deal in old junk and these are NOS. Maybe the late long pole light lens were plastic. These have Hella # 10/39 clear plastic lens. If these are new they sure are good, good enough to fool this half blind old Hippie. Later boys, Tommy in Tampa
 

CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Tommy -

Humm? Ya just never know what's out there. I've been wrong before, probably will be again. I'm man enough to admit it. Maybe there were some in plastic afterall. Go with the low wattage bulb. Less heat and not so much glare at night. I used 6 wide lens LEDs arainged in a circle for one pole. No heat, plenty of light for fellow boaters and little glare. I also placed red LEDs in my gages that operate with my prop light so I can see them without turning on my lights.
 
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SplitPersonality

Guest
Re: Light bulb for pole light for D...

Slick trick John - the red LEDs in your instruments tied to the red Prop
light. Are these LEDs in separate holes IN ADDITION to the factory "white"
illumination bulbs ?

Incidentally - for anyone interested - Peter Fredsall and I were taped for
the new TV series Titled:
"101 Cars you must drive" It comes on in the east at 9:00 to 9:30 for
just half an hour and profiles 5 cars each segment. Check your TV guide for
time in your area. There is a web site _www.speedtv.com_
(http://www.speedtv.com) which may give a clue when the Amphi segment is coming up, but can say for
sure.


On the pole light situation, in over 10 years, I never had any problems with
any of my 3 running lights ( actually, 2 bulbs, of course) - then all of a
sudden, neither worked. I presumed a fuse or wiring problem. It turned out the
pole light was simply corroded and after tightening the brass holder for the
bulb and cleaning up the existing bulb and associated wires, it works fine. I
did not think to look ( or at least I don't remember ) to see what bulb size
was there. I'm also curious now as to whether my lens is glass or not,
though it is the original and I believe it is glass. In the front navigational
light, the socket was all corroded and after I cleaned it up, it now performs
perfectly. Here I was anticipating all kinds of fun with the wiring system and
sadly, it was a nothing type job !

Victor ( Capt Splash ) Nelson with the 1967 Split Personality




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CapnJohn

Amphi Guru & Former IAOC President
Re: Light bulb for pole light for D...

Slick trick John - the red LEDs in your instruments tied to the red Prop
light. Are these LEDs in separate holes IN ADDITION to the factory "white"
illumination bulbs ?
I slipped the small LED leads in beside one of the existing sockets (no new holes) and aimed them towards each gage. LEDs only have a specific wiewing angle, so get the widest you can find. At night with props on, I get red instruments, with headligts on, I get white. I also hooked a white one up in the trunk and engine bay wired to my marine lights. During the day you hardly notice the LED, but at night it illuminates the trunk area well enough to see.
 

gzink

Member
Re: Light bulb for pole light for D...

I believe Gordons is making replacement lenses that are plastic. A couple of years ago I dropped my lense and broke it*and paid a good sum to replace it because there is a limited amount of originals I believe. When I bought the replacement glass, they mentioned the cheaper plastic so I bought that too and safely stored my rare glass one. I*agree that no one would notice as they do look identical until you tap them. I'm almost sure they said they were repros but it's possible I remember wrong.
Greg Z. (Michigan)

--- On Tue, 7/1/08, CapnJohn <> wrote:

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Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20069] Re: Light bulb for pole light for D...
To: g_zink_us@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 5:05 AM









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Originally Posted by SplitPersonality
Slick trick John - the red LEDs in your instruments tied to the red Prop
light. Are these LEDs in separate holes IN ADDITION to the factory "white"
illumination bulbs ?I slipped the small LED leads in beside one of the existing sockets (no new holes) and aimed them towards each gage. LEDs only have a specific wiewing angle, so get the widest you can find. At night with props on, I get red instruments, with headligts on, I get white. I also hooked a white one up in the trunk and engine bay wired to my marine lights. During the day you hardly notice the LED, but at night it illuminates the trunk area well enough to see.
 

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