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Series B headlight

Simon Dinsdale

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Does anybody know approximately when the headlight on the series B twins with bramptons changed from 8" to the later 6.5" or was it a case of you could have whatever you wanted?

Cheers,
Simon.
 

John Appleton

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Does anybody know approximately when the headlight on the series B twins with bramptons changed from 8" to the later 6.5" or was it a case of you could have whatever you wanted?

Cheers,
Simon.

Hi Simon , I can't tell you when they changed but I have had my B since 1962 and it had an 8 inch lamp when I bought it. It was built in May 1949.
Hope this is a bit of useful info,
John
 

Len Matthews

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Series B Headlamps

If you've got a copy of "Vincent-HRD" by Peter Carrick,ISBN 0-85059-512-6 look carefully at the double page spread inside the front cover. It shows a works photo of newly built Series B's. That shows there was no hard and fast changeover from 8" lamps to 61/2". It seems they fitted whatever Millers had in stock.
 

greg burt

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My Father and his Mate bought New (Herds) Aussie lingo for HRD Vincents, in 1948 ,one had an 8 inch and the other a 6 1/2 inch Head light.
Greg:)
 

BigEd

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Does anybody know approximately when the headlight on the series B twins with bramptons changed from 8" to the later 6.5" or was it a case of you could have whatever you wanted?

Cheers,
Simon.
Probably no hard and fast rule. The photocopy of the factory build sheet for my '48 "B" states it was fitted with a 7" headlight, shipped to Argentina.
 

Trevor Rowlands

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MY ex 1948 "B" Shadow 1B/1305 sold by Humphrey's on 18/11/1948 was fitted with a 7inch headlight with fluted glass from new.Trevor Rowlands.
 

david bowen

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miller lights

they came fully assembled to the factory one to a carton with dip switch loom tags and dynamo plug marked 8" early 1948 a few cartons arrived marked 7' we were told these are for Black shadows at this time we where making about 22 bikes a week 18 raps 4 shadows, has time went on7'' numbers built up we were told to use 8'' where possible as they were being deleted, never saw a carton marked 6 1/2' this is from memory 61 years a go I was fifteen at the time,
 
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