Mitch Covington wrote:
Thanks Charlie! Don't know if you remember me, you gave me good advice when I was buying this car...
If I can just get bright headlights, it'll be much more tolerable...mitch
You should buy Joe Leoni’s headlight relay (HLR) kit, $90 from Bill Block (http://blocks-books.com/BLOCKS-BOOKS/356_Electrics.html
, who sells Leoni's kit for him. Be sure to specify 6V.
This system uses the existing wires to the headlights for both high and low beams, but instead of passing the high current through the headlight switch (the stock configuration) and high beam/flasher contacts of the signal light switch, these switches now only activate the high & low beam RELAYS you just installed, which then pass the high current to the lights. This prevents burning the contacts in the high beam/flasher part of your signal light switch and in the headlight switch. The shorter path/higher current delivery means brighter lights.
For max brightness, the ground wires (one for each headlight, usually brown color) attached to the body on the far left and right sides of the battery box area should be disconnected, cleaned with a wire brush, and refastened. If you also install H4 halogen 6V headlight conversion units ($30/pair from NLA, Ltd. plus $16.95 per H-4 bulb x 2), and your lights will be as bright as any 12V ones out there--except maybe for some of those blinding blue laser-like things (blue ion??) on some modern cars.