Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

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Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby ianstephens » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Hello

I’m looking for an original Lucas 8 inch DU 142 headlamp (flat, fluted glass with an instrument panel) for my 1934 Ariel LH Red hunter.

As my bike is 1934 ideally the shell should be in brass but I would be happy to accept a later model (as long as it is not a modern copy).

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

Ian

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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby ray.tolman » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:24 pm

Hi Ian,
I have as surplus this early Lucas, 8" brass shelled headlamp painted and ready to use. I think it is a DU142 but stand to be corrected.
I live in BC, Canada
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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby fpassmore » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:12 pm

Hello Ray,
If Ian is not interested that would go very nicely on my '36 RH Twin Port or the SB31 Sloper, I believe. I have one but a later repro pressed steel one.
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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby ray.tolman » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:47 pm

Hi Frank,
Thanks for the interest. If Ian is not interested you are next in line.
What project are you working on now?
Cheers.
Ray
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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby ianstephens » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:28 am

Many thanks Ray, I’ve sent you a PM.

Does anyone know where I might find the glass, reflector and rim. I already have a suitable panel.

Best wishes

Ian

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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby alan.moore » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:03 pm

Ian, I got my rim from single spares and 'replica' fluted glass on Ebay. However, it looks as though you are after original parts so cannot help if that is the case.

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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby klaus gerhard » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:09 pm

Hello Frank,
I think a SB31 would use a Lucas H52 headlamp!

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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby chris.vredenbregt » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:24 pm

You know the price of a h 52 Klaus?
black ariel model G special 1930 500 OHV

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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby paul.jameson » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:14 pm

You will find that the replicas made by the Czech boys are extremely good if you can't find an original (as I couldn't for the 1936 Square).
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Re: Wanted: Lucas DU 142 8 inch headlamp

Postby paul.jameson » Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:16 pm

As an afterthought, if you need the correct original glass, go to a car autojumble where they are (or used to be) common enough. They are like hens teeth at bike autojumbles.
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