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« on: June 29, 2012, 12:18:10 PM »

Hey all, my 1977 Beta coupe ( Australian delivered) has one Carello headlight and one Siem. Which is the correct one? It's got the interim one-piece glass headlamp covers.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012, 07:05:08 PM »

Carello is the correct one for the coupes & spiders. Siems were fitted to the HPEs with height adjustment. The lenses are interchangable so it's possible you might have a Carello lamp with a Siem lens.
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 02:33:47 AM »

Cheers HF, what would I do without you guys!
So all I need now is a replacement Carello for the Siem I have.
Anyone wanna trade?
They seem to be quite plentiful, and reasonably priced too, the Carello's seem rare and expensive.
What a shock!
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2012, 09:35:16 AM »

There was a guy on eBay Au selling them new. Sadly they were AUD300+

They do come up on occasion but be prepared to wait. I do have spare Siem lenses if you want to switch out the Carelo one so you have a matched pair for the time being.

If you do find the right one make sure it's for right hand drive - most of them not surprisingly are for LHD and the sellers often don't know. I've even got a yellow french version somewhere!
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 06:42:17 AM »

Cheers HF, upon closer inspection of the Siem, it looks "handed", or at least not symmetrical.
How do I tell which is for which side of the car (or indeed which is suitable for left and right hand drive!)
I will probably run with the Siem for now as they seem more plentiful, but I obviously need the right ones for Australia, and indeed the correct sides of the car!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 12:06:30 PM »

If you take a couple of pictures of the lamp you wish to replace and post them I might be able to help. I have a couple of good condition Carello lense units complete with decent chrome surrounds that I bought in error for our HPE. If you post both a good front picture showing lense pattern, and a good full rear picture showing ball mount positions relative to the top, then we can see exactly what you need. I would agree that lamp lenses are a bit of a minefield!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2012, 01:03:37 AM »

Thanks Chas, I'll do just that. My Carello is in bits, but I'll bodge it back together for some pics.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 11:02:26 AM »

Here are the culprits, first the Siem, then the Carello.


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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 12:38:04 PM »

Thanks for the photos. Unfortunetly I thought you had separate light lense units, so i cannot help with this one!
Anybody else?
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 07:03:58 PM »

If you can wait till the weekend I'll sort some pics out.
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