[ROVERNET - UK] Re: rovernet Digest, Vol 40, Issue 24

Glen WIlson 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...
> Glen
> 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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