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Electric headlight actuator conversion



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MIT

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Sat 23 Jun 18 20:40

Electric headlight actuator conversion


Hi, well, after waiting 2 weeks for new headlight actuators, one of them has a shot diaphragm. Banghead
So, as theyíre from the states, return postage etc, itís probably not worth bothering, and itís got me thinking of electric actuators. Looking at kits online, it seems stupidly expensive for 2 solenoids. Are they worth the money?


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Tim.

74 coupe.

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Forrest Gump

Regional Rep

Sat 23 Jun 18 21:24

Re: Electric headlight actuator conversion


If you've still got your copy of Aprils Vette News there's an article I wrote about this.
I made brackets and fitted off-the-shelf actuators to do the same job all for less than £200....but it did take quite a bit of messing about. I'l be at the Nationals if you want to take a look. They work well.
Another fella on here did it using MX-5 headlamp motors.
The kits are expensive for the parts therein but you're paying for the convenience of a bolt on solution.


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Blue '75

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MIT

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Sat 23 Jun 18 22:55

Re: Electric headlight actuator conversion


Hi, I donít have the April copy Iím afraid. Iím hoping to be at the nationals, with the car if itís registered in time, or without if not. Be nice to see the setup.


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Tim.

74 coupe.

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Vetteheadtony

Club Member

Sun 24 Jun 18 08:02

Re: Electric headlight actuator conversion


I can confirm Tim, Andy's (forest gump ) conversion works fantastic, best Iíve seen, not that Iíve seen too many. 👍🏻


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Vetteheadtony
2004 Z06 lemans edition pro charged
613 BHP
Black C6 ZR1 wheels
FECKING FAST!!!

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MIT

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Sun 24 Jun 18 11:45


Iíve since found both relays are shot as well, so electrics looking better all the time.


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Tim.

74 coupe.

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Nigelcurry

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Tue 26 Jun 18 09:04


For what itís worth I read Andy,s conversion and it looks first class
Nige

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