[ROVERNET - UK] Re: rovernet Digest, Vol 40, Issue 24
glenwilson at cavtel.net
Wed Mar 15 07:48:06 GMT 2006
Those tripods always look very cool! :-)
On Tue, 2006-03-14 at 19:34 -0500, TheOrganDoctor at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 3/14/2006 1:12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> rovernet-request at lyris.ccdata.com writes:
> There must have been something in the 1968 law regarding headlamps,
> though. I think this affected cars like the Jaguar XKE and the little
> Fiat 850 Spider, among other cars. It may have been a minimum height
> requirement, but it also got rid of the clear plastic fairings that the
> XKE had (as well as the early Ferrari Daytona and the Citroens,
> including the SM). It's my impression that sealed-beam headlamps were
> required prior to 1968, but they certainly were required after that,
> which accounts for many sleek European having big bulging eyes in the
> U.S. export versions (including the SD1).
> I don't think the Federal regulations concerning bumper height came into
> effect until the 1975 model year when the rubber-bumpered MGs graced our
> shores. I think 1974-1/2 MGs might also have had them.
> These are my foggy recollections, anyway...
> In the mid 60's when I wanted to register my 1953 Jaguar XK120 in
> Connecticut (US), I had to get a special variance to keep the non sealed beam "tripod"
> Lucas headlamps which were "original equipment"
> Dick West
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