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Old 02/20/2006, 04:40 PM   #1
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Lucas Fog Lights vs Driving Lights

The light on the right has a driving (spot) light lens. The light on the left has the correct fog light lens.

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Old 02/21/2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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Correct Marchal Lights

Here are some pics of the correct NOS Marchal 656 lights.

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Old 02/25/2006, 10:07 AM   #3
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Here are the replacement bulbs for the Lucas lights.

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Old 04/15/2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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The light on the right has a driving (spot) light lens. The light on the left has the correct fog light lens.
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Old 04/16/2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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While on the subject of these lights, does anyone actually use them? We're worried about a stone being kicked up by the car in front of us so we keep the covers on the lights (Marchals) and never turn them on.

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Old 04/16/2013, 11:40 AM   #6
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I turn mine on every once in a while just to see how cool they look. My car isn't out in any kind of weather that I would need them.

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Old 04/16/2013, 12:38 PM   #7
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Not often used ...

Same here ... hardly ever use them since I don't drive the car in weather that would require them! I have two sets of the plastic Lucas covers, a "round eye" set to display with the car at shows and a "rectangular eye" set for general use when driving the car just for protection of the lenses ...

I may have passed my "best before" date, but I haven't reached my "expiry" date!
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Old 04/17/2013, 10:14 AM   #8
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Same here ... hardly ever use them since I don't drive the car in weather that would require them! I have two sets of the plastic Lucas covers, a "round eye" set to display with the car at shows and a "rectangular eye" set for general use when driving the car just for protection of the lenses ...
Were these lens part of original equipment? I've seen a few on eBay but was not sure they would fit. Thanks
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Old 04/17/2013, 11:43 AM   #9
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Were these lens part of original equipment? I've seen a few on eBay but was not sure they would fit. Thanks
The lens covers were not officially OEM, but some folks have said their cars came with them in the glove box. The round window covers are considered "period correct" for the GT/CS.

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Old 04/17/2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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Here is a picture of the period correct Lucus lense covers.

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Old 04/18/2013, 01:46 AM   #11
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Here are some pics of the correct NOS Marchal 656 lights.
They are close. Originals, at least as used on the Shelby's, which I am assuming are the same, did not have the 656 cast in them.

And, yes, I run with them on from time to time. Often turn them on at dusk/twilight to be visible to other cars/bikes/pedestrians before headlights are needed...
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Old 04/21/2013, 06:03 PM   #12
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I thought that the round "eye" and "square eye" are both considered correct???.... I made sure to ask Mr. Teets before spending the money on my square sight lens ones so I am really hoping they're correct haha....

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Old 04/24/2013, 12:02 AM   #13
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I'll defer to Pete Disher...

http://www.thecoralsnake.com/FogLight

This assumes the same light was used on Shelby's and GT/CS's. I would think that "logical", but is an assumption and may not be correct.
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Old 04/24/2013, 04:44 PM   #14
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The odd thing about the coral snake site is the Marchals he shows are just like 653 lenses to include the type of bulbs. Odd??

Note the only real difference from the 656 and 653 housings is 'Marchal 653' stamped on the top. Pics are of an NOS Marchal 653.
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Old 06/02/2013, 03:15 PM   #15
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Talking lucas fog light

Any of you guys came across a original lucas square 8 fog lamps with the original lens marked (england) but with the plastic back black. I thought the original on 68 mustang shelby were chrome. Any help on this would be appreciated. New to this forum & proud owner of a 68 mustang shelby(clone) yes that't right. Could not afford the real ones.
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