AMC torpedo sidelights.

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AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby amara450 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 am

Info for club members owning bikes that have these fitted. Having recently 'lost' the lens and rim from my 1954 G80S sidelight I have had trouble finding a replacement. These are also fitted to Austin A30/A31, Morgan and Bristol cars, and do come up on e-bay now and then but are often in doubtful condition and often go for a high price. However, they are available new from Holden Vintage and Classic on www.holden.co.uk Tel: 01885 488911. Their on-line brochure is extensive and these lights are on page 26. You may well go weak at the price, but if all else fails they give very good service.

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AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby Stuoyb » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:26 am

Another good source of spares is the Austin/Morris spares supplier :-
http://www.bullmotif.com/
They can supply the lens & gasket at a very reasonable price.

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AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby Rob Harknett » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:33 pm

Stainless steel replacement rims were available back in the 1980's.
I have some spare tarnished (not rusted )
rims and lnes. prewar@jampot.com

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Postby Rob Harknett » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:44 pm

The side lamps were also used on Jags.
I brought a Jag set very cheap years ago and gave the Jumbler the chrome parts they fitted in back. He was surprised at that, even more so when I told him the lamps are also used on a motor bike.

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AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby Tony W » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:04 pm


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Postby Tony W » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:17 pm

Just orderd two austin side lights lucas516 cost each £26-25 add on vat and the price is £31-50 each plus postage I think thats not a bad price. Orderd from Tim Hodgekiss on 01692-535802 web www vintage motor spares.com I hope this is of some use.

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Postby malc.ad@virgin.net » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:17 pm

saw some totally chrome ones (marked up as austin) at the classic carole nash do at newark in feb & they were selling at £45 for a pair, nearly tret mesen t'some but thought the chrome was crappy & dint..
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Postby Rob Harknett » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:51 pm

They were all chrome on Austin & Jag. They also had a chromed Seating that sat in a cutout of the car wings.

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Re: AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby wilday » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:53 pm

Does anybody knows how the torpedo sidelights are fited in the head light?
Is there a thread in the head light.

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Re: AMC torpedo sidelights.

Postby Stuoyb » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:28 pm

The lamps are fitted on a threaded tube (through which the cable passes) which is fastened into the headlight with a nut.

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