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FastFarmall

05-10-2017 12:34:59




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where can i get a headlight seal, for a M Farmall, other than The Brillman co.




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rustyfarmall

05-11-2017 05:43:12




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
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If a gasket was available, why didn't the dealer just replace the gasket? Maybe because the gasket didn't really work?



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steve706

05-11-2017 08:17:21




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-11-2017 05:43:12  
To this day, landing and taxiing lights on aircraft use the same setup and and seal, and they really suck to put in....I can easily see why they used to use permatex to save time and aggravation.....



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D beatty

05-11-2017 07:30:46




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-11-2017 05:43:12  
More than likely the dealer didn't have gasket in stock and Permatex is a quick fix or they didn't want to spend time putting gasket in.I have put gaskets in my M and B and they can be a pain in the neck to get them in properly.



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Roger in Wisconsin

05-11-2017 04:41:44




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
The original lights have a small brass tab on one side to ground. The rubber gasket maintains that connection. No wonder many don't work. I bought mine from Case IH. Take the old one to compare because there are 3 styles.



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D beatty

05-11-2017 07:56:34




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to Roger in Wisconsin, 05-11-2017 04:41:44  
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The ones with the brass tad were never used on the M lights. It was used on the Super M for headlights ( sealed beam headlights). The Ms used a bulb. Top photo is what your talking about fits a Super M and bottom photo is bulb of M.

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gene bender

05-15-2017 17:05:40




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to D beatty, 05-11-2017 07:56:34  
brass tags were used on lites that used the bulb



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D beatty

05-16-2017 15:15:44




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to gene bender, 05-15-2017 17:05:40  
None of mine ( M & B) with bulbs have a brass on them.



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Roger in Wisconsin

05-12-2017 05:26:03




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to D beatty, 05-11-2017 07:56:34  
The brass tab is on the inside of the housing and makes contact with the metal reflector to complete the circuit for a bulb. The gasket holds it tight.



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D beatty

05-12-2017 06:42:01




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to Roger in Wisconsin, 05-12-2017 05:26:03  
Like I said the light bulb for an M did not have that tab. The bulb (sealed beam) for the super M and newer tractors had the tab. They both used a gasket.



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D beatty

05-10-2017 18:36:55




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
Bates Corp. Bourbon,In. has them.



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eastsider

05-10-2017 17:30:16




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
Steiner Tractor Parts...part number IHS355. About 4 bucks...they work great for me.



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rustyfarmall

05-10-2017 15:50:27




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
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I have refurbished quite a few that had the permatex when I took them apart. In fact, I've never encountered a rubber gasket in ANY that I have worked on.



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steve706

05-10-2017 17:43:37




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-10-2017 15:50:27  
Even the parts manual shows a gasket, permatex was used at dealer level to fix leaking lights, not factory applied.



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D RUSHLO

05-10-2017 13:41:08




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
srtiner tractor parts has the gaskets phone 1 800 234 3280



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John M

05-10-2017 13:31:34




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
John Deere will have it or can get it, but it will cost more for the bag its in.



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pete 23

05-10-2017 16:39:34




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to John M, 05-10-2017 13:31:34  
I have found the John Deere one to be a better fit than any others lately.



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FastFarmall

05-10-2017 17:25:30




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to pete 23, 05-10-2017 16:39:34  
Thanks guys, i have a JD dealer close bye,I will what he's got and gets for them !!



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cuby

05-10-2017 13:03:08




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
Take a lid off a plastic 5 gal.bucket and then use the lid seal that sits up inside the lid. That is what I use.



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rustyfarmall

05-10-2017 12:48:46




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to FastFarmall, 05-10-2017 12:34:59  
Originally, those tear-drop headlamps did not use a rubber gasket. instead, permatex #1 or #2 was used. That stuff did get hard and made replacing the bulb a real hassle. Next time I work on one, I think I'll use some clear silicon.



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gene bender

05-10-2017 13:35:57




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 Re: Headlight seal in reply to rustyfarmall, 05-10-2017 12:48:46  
Dont know where you got the no gasket thing but you are sure misinformed they always had a gaket



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