Westinghouse headlights

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Schelvis
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Westinghouse headlights

Post by Schelvis » Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:24 am

Does anyone know where these Westinghouse headlights belong to. I think they are 12V? They where on my '42 GPW but I can only find info on Seelite headlights. So not sure if they are correct for a GPW?

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Re: Westinghouse headlights

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:38 am

A solution to finding lamps in the US has been to use motorcycle headlights....same size and six-volt.
The lamps should have a part number on them which would tell you 6 or 12 volt.
If there aren't any markings, just hook up one to a prppery charged up 6-volt battery. If it lights up strong, you know it is a 6-volt lamp.
If it is a 6-volt ad you hook it up to a 12-volt battery it will blow up...which is a bad way to discover it is a 6-volt lamp.

Something tells me they are 12 volt though....
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Re: Westinghouse headlights

Post by Schelvis » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:13 pm

Yep, as my jeep was converted to 12V, I also do expect them to be 12V.

The question remains where they came from and if they are correct for a GPW (I except not, if they are 12V).

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Re: Westinghouse headlights

Post by Chuck Lutz » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:49 pm

If your jeep was built as a 12-volt jeep, that is one thing.
As it was "converted to 12-volt" they would have used whatever they could find that fit the bucket....you might ask the guys on the GPA Forum what lamps were original to the GPA as it was a 12-volt system I believe.
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GPW 17963 4/24/42 Chester, PA. USA 20113473 (USA est./Tom W.)
GPW 108552 4/17/43 Louisville, KY. USA 20371278 (DOD est./Tom W.)
Bantam T3 4582 10/29/42 USA 0173499 (est.)

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