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    H1 Archeology

    Edit: These are not for sale. I've reposted in the Technical Section.

    I was going through my H1 stuff and found a couple of diamonds in the rough. Two lenses were covered in dirt and old scotch tape. I cleaned them thoroughly and found two of these. (Please forgive the poor pictures - my limited skills as a photographer have been well documented here.)

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    These are very early H1 lenses - note the different larger "prism" area as compared to the later ones. The number on the bottom on one is 1305 614 007 and the other is one I've never seen before: 1305 614 007 ..008. I think I'm going to mount them on these housings:

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    which I think are probably about the same age as the lenses. I knew that some H1's had the small city lights, but I had never seen a pair before these. Seems like a nice fit to mate the lenses with the housings.

    I really love digging things out the dirt and finding them in great condition after all these years. H1 archeology.

    Cheers,
    John
    Last edited by jaudette3; 11-14-2014 at 06:52 AM. Reason: Better images

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    I'd like to buy these. PM sent

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    Nice find John! If rattlecan passes I'll take them. If he doesn't I'll go "in the cue" for another set correct for our '65 12.
    Best...

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    Oops, my mistake... I know this is a "Services Offered" thread in the Parts for Sale section, but I didn't post these here as a For Sale listing (which would have required listing a price). I view this as a continuing thread and I was interested in getting some more information about them, especially the housings with the the city lights. Sorry for creating confusion. I'll edit the post above and repost in the Technical Section.

    John

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    Well, dang!! Those are beauts!!

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    Just sent a large batch of reflectors off to the platers. A number of sets are being restored for their owners and three of the sets were for inventory and eventual sale. However, those are all spoken for now so no sets will be available out of this batch. These seem to run in 3-4 month cycles and I'm thinking there's still time to complete another batch before next driving season (for most of us - I know you Cali guys drive year-round). My main activity is restoring cores for owners and I never know if I will come up with extras, but if you've been thinking about H1's let me know and I'll put you on the waiting list. And if you have cores to restore we can move right away on those.

    And thanks very much for the continuing support. I really enjoy working on these devilish Rube Goldberg devices. Nice way to keep a hand in the longhood world while I drive my 964.

    Cheers,
    John
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    I was recently asked about the number and placement of the trim ring retainer rings. A few NOS H1's have been floating around here lately and I would really like to know how they were placed originally. I use eight placed as follows:

    ---X---X
    X----------X
    X----------X
    ---X---X

    Which seems to be a stable pattern. If you have a NOS H1 around it would be interesting to know how the retainer springs are positioned.

    Thanks,
    John

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    Gathering a New Restoration Batch

    I know we're all consumed with the holidays right now. On top of all that I'm getting ready to move (staying in the same area of Bend). But I have some demand for H1 restorations and I'm gathering cores to send a batch of reflectors to the platers. It used to be a couple of batches a year but things are getting busier and it looks like I will have 3-4 batches moving forward. The lead time with the platers is always the main variable in the time it takes to complete these and I'm confident that starting now they will be done in time for Spring driving.

    Pricing, ah pricing... I try to maintain the same pricing but my costs are rising. I've kept the price of restoring a set of cores at $1,200 for over two years but I'm going to have to bump it to $1,300 pretty soon. The price without cores has been $1,600 and that's going to go to $1,700. I'm staying with the old prices for this batch so you can save 100 bucks by moving forward now.

    I will have one or two no core required fully restored sets available for the $1,600.

    PM if interested. And Happy Holidays to all.

    John

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    Gathering New H1 Restoration Batch

    The last batch of reflectors has been completed by the platers and I'm in the final stages of assembly of five sets. Time to start gathering another batch of H1 cores for shipping to the platers. As I mentioned previously, my costs have increased and new pricing is:

    • Fully restored set with cores exchange: $1,300
    • Fully restored set with no cores: $1,700


    Restoration details here: http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...l=1#post734792

    Terms are 50% deposit with balance paid when lamps are complete, running right now 2-3 months. PM me if interested.

    Cheers,
    John

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    Why Use a Relay Kit for H1's and Other High Power Lights?

    When someone buys or has me restore a pair of H1's I always recommend the installation of a relay kit and I'm frequently asked why. There are two reasons to use a relay kit for H1 or H4 headlamps (and other lights with high draws, such as hood mounted Cibies):

    (1) Assure brightest possible lights
    (2) Avoid the possibility of overheating the headlight switch

    The factory wiring for headlights is of course through the headlight switch (surprise!). The switch is adequate for handling the current delivered to standard headlights. However, high wattage bulbs used by H1s and H4s create a higher draw which creates high resistance and heat in the switch. Additionally, the combination of the long distance between the switch and the headlights and the relatively small wire used by the factory also creates high resistance. This results in a negative impact on voltage delivered and creates heat, which in the extreme can cause the headlight switch to burn out.

    Voltage drop can have a big impact on the brightness of the headlights also as the effect on decrease in bulb brightness is exponential a 15% drop in voltage results in a 46% drop in lumens:

    • Early Porsche voltage: 12.8v
    • Assume bulb of brightness: 100 lumens
    • Assume voltage drop of: 15%
    • Delivered voltage: 10.9
    • Drop in lumens (factor is 3.1x): 46%


    15% voltage drop decreases bulb brightness from 100 lumens to 54 lumens

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    Relays help to reduce resistance in two ways: (1) They can be mounted closer to the headlamp so a shorter run of wiring can be used (and while youre at it you can use a heavier wire), and (2) They become the new heavier duty - switch eliminating running current through the headlight switch which is then used to switch the relays on and off..

    Typical Wiring Diagram

    With relays you can run the power lead directly from the battery to the headlights, avoiding the headlight switch. The switch is also wired to the relay and switches it on and off. With the battery in the front you can drastically reduce the length of wiring needed by locating the relays close to the headlights.

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    Source: HarryD, Portland - Pelican Parts Forum, 2009

    You can make up a relay kit yourself with inexpensive components, or buy one from one of many providers. The kit I use and recommend is offered by J West. It's well made, has easy to follow instructions and at $32.00 is inexpensively priced.

    H1's are real flame throwers when set up properly - set 'em up right and keep 'em bright.

    Cheers,
    John

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