Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read FAQ Vendor Directory
Search
C1 & C2 Corvettes
General C1 Corvette & C2 Corvette Discussion, Technical Info, Performance Upgrades, Project Builds, Restorations Sponsored by
Flaming River
Industries

Welcome to Corvetteforum.com!
Welcome to Corvetteforum.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join Corvetteforum.com today!


Corvette Store
 
 
C7 Parts & Accessories
C6 Parts & Accessories
C5 Parts & Accessories
C4 Parts & Accessories
C3 Parts & Accessories
C2 Parts & Accessories
C1 Parts & Accessories
Wheels & Tires
Sponsored Ads
 
 
Vendor Directory
  
Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2006, 08:11 PM   #1
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default '65 Instrument Cluster Bulbs...#1817..anybody?

Guys,

I know there were recent threads on using a #1817 bulb in lieu of the standard #1816 bulbs for the instrument cluster. I have searched high and low, local auto parts houses as well as a Google search for this bulb. I know MagicV8 has had good success using this #1817 bulb but like Magic, I'm unable to find a source. Anybody out there know where I can get at least 16 of these.

Have been speaking with the Atlanta Light Bulb Company and they are out of stock. This outfit buys up discontinued bulbs and redistributes to you and I...they're out of 'em. I'm hopin' to find these 'cause it just makes sense to get a brighter dash (30% brighter with these bulbs) and this is the time to do it.

Like MYBLUEHEAVEN and Stott Marzahl, I'm ultimately pulling the dash pads out and re-skinniing 'em...pullingl the cluster next. Already have the steering column out, glove box out and console out. Pulled the steering box out and shipped it out to Gary99 (seems very knowledgeable on rebuilding steering boxes).

Back to my question, anybody out there know where I can put my hands on at least 16 of these 1817 bulbs. I know, the 1816 will work but I am hoping to improve the whole dash look...AND I guess I was just born too soon...need all the light I can gather

Thanks All!

Regards,

Jim
__________________
6T5RUSH

"In God We Trust"

Check Her Out Here:

http://www.c2registry.org/index.php?...day=2006-02-01

'65 Vert, 2-tops, Sweet Thunder side exhausts, 327/300 now has a "mule motor" 327 dressed as a 365 Horse with breathed on '461 Iron Heads (2.02/1.6's), LT1 Cam, lifters and intake, 3.73 Posi, power nuthin'-'cept antenna AND Classic Auto Air, + KEISLER SS700 5 Speed Overdrive Trans, owned 32 years, on the road 14...smilin' all the time!!
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2006, 08:22 PM   #2
Vette-66
CF Senior Member
 
Vette-66's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2004
Location: Henderson MI
Default

I did a quick look and I see NAPA carries the 1816 bulb, have to check for stock but On-line catalog lists them for a 66'.

P.S. they list them as costing 0.99 ea. and they show a BP1816 @ 1.99 ea.

Last edited by Vette-66; 02-07-2006 at 08:25 PM.
Vette-66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default

Vette-66,

Thanks for the headsup on NAPA. I'm kinda' hopin' someone out there has a local auto parts store that just may have a stock of these 1817's.

Thanks again for chimin' in.

Jim
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 01:31 AM   #4
JOliver
CF Senior Member
 
JOliver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2003
Location: Medina Tn
Send a message via AIM to JOliver
Default

let me look I might just still have some...shoot me an email

Jason
VetteInstruments@aol.com
JOliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 08:56 AM   #5
kenEDMUNDS
CF Senior Member
 
kenEDMUNDS's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2003
Location: DAVIE/FORT LAUDERDALE FL
Default

Jim, I use a 5 candlepower xenon bulb (standard bulb is 2 CP. I think) The difference in the cluster brightness is amazing. I buy the bulbs from a company called CANDLEPOWER INC. 301 340 0224. The bulb is NARVA #H5W-pricey at $3.90 each but worth the money.
kenEDMUNDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 11:03 AM   #6
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default

JOliver,

Thanks for willing to check. Just sent you an e-mail.

KenEDMUNDS,

No heat issues using the NARVA #H5W? You're right, they are pricey. How long have you been using them?

Thanks for responding!

Regards,

Jim

Regards,

Jim
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2006, 12:48 PM   #7
longbros
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Location: Ijamsville Maryland
Default

Newark Electronics still lists the 1816 on the web site at www.newark.com. I could not find the 1817. At one time, you could order from Newark with no minimum using a credit card. I do not know if this is still the case.
longbros is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 09:44 AM   #8
Crazyhorse
CF Senior Member
 
Crazyhorse's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 2001
Location: Middleboro/Boston MA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenEDMUNDS
Jim, I use a 5 candlepower xenon bulb (standard bulb is 2 CP. I think) The difference in the cluster brightness is amazing. I buy the bulbs from a company called CANDLEPOWER INC. 301 340 0224. The bulb is NARVA #H5W-pricey .
Those look like a good find

A set of these should only draw an additional 1/2 an amp
Crazyhorse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:40 AM   #9
magicv8
9 Hot Rod Power Tours
 
magicv8's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Going too fast over the hill.
Default

Got mine through the Atlanta Light Bulb company. They ordered them through some warehouse in CA.

Last edited by magicv8; 02-10-2006 at 10:43 AM.
magicv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 06:32 PM   #10
JOliver
CF Senior Member
 
JOliver's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2003
Location: Medina Tn
Send a message via AIM to JOliver
Default

Well I checked high and low and I'm all out of them.
Guys becareful on the heat of those brighter bulbs I know they don't have a measure on them but the original bulbs are about the limit.
I have seen many with some melted pieces inside the cluster...where the 3 bulbs are Brake/Lights the white things I have seen melted from time to time.Keep in mind that the 64-67s have old brittle cardboard tubes in there as well.
just my 2 cents

Jason
JOliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 07:32 PM   #11
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default

Hey JOliver, thanks again for trying to find those bulbs.

MagicV8...no dice Atlant Bulb no long has 'em and apparently can't find a source either.

Look like KenEDMUNDS source, although pricey, remains to be my only alternative. I'm just reluctant to go back to the stock bulb without some improvement in lighting.

I've got a little time here as I still haven 't pulled the cluster out yet and she ain't going back in until I have the odometer and trip guage fixed AND after I've pulled my dash pads out and reskinned 'em. Yup, got a couple of days for sure, right?

Thanks again guys!

Regards,

Jim
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 11:48 AM   #12
Ken Edgar
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Feb 2005
Default

I emailed atland bulb 2-12- and they took my order. I havnt gotten them yet but the order and confirmation went thru
Ken Edgar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 11:54 AM   #13
Cobra66
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Cobra66's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2005
Location: Fairfield County CT
Default

As my dash is currently out so Jason (VetteInstruments@aol.com--highly recommended!!) can repair a few of the instruments, I tried to run down a bunch of #1817 at my local parts stores over the weekend.

Not one had a listing for them, but all stocked or could easily get #1816's. So, I ordered 20 for delivery tomorrow.

Interestingly, the bulbs now in the
Vette are GE 53's.

As I rarely drive my Vette after sunset, the extra 30% of the 1817's won't be missed.
Cobra66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 09:33 AM   #14
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default

Ken Edgar,

Let me know if you do get 'em. As of last week they did not have any of these 1817 bulbs and could not find a source.

Thanks!

Regards,

Jim
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 05:43 AM   #15
SAMS67427
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
SAMS67427's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2005
Location: New Johnsonville Tenn.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cobra66
As my dash is currently out so Jason (VetteInstruments@aol.com--highly recommended!!) can repair a few of the instruments, I tried to run down a bunch of #1817 at my local parts stores over the weekend.

Not one had a listing for them, but all stocked or could easily get #1816's. So, I ordered 20 for delivery tomorrow.

Interestingly, the bulbs now in the
Vette are GE 53's.

As I rarely drive my Vette after sunset, the extra 30% of the 1817's won't be missed.
Hello Cobra66......Saw where you have sent a dash cluster off to Jason. I just got mine back from him Monday and it was BEAUIFUL !!!!! Also got a new clock.. The CF is lucky to have such a talented member that we can intrust our precious car parts to. You will not be disappointed!!
SAMS67427 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2006, 01:07 PM   #16
kenEDMUNDS
CF Senior Member
 
kenEDMUNDS's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2003
Location: DAVIE/FORT LAUDERDALE FL
Default

No heat issues as of yet. I have been using them for a year. I have them in a dozen or so cars in south florida. I only use them for ullumination area, not behind the turn signal or light/brake filters.

Last edited by kenEDMUNDS; 02-15-2006 at 01:20 PM.
kenEDMUNDS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 04:56 PM   #17
bondtimbond
CF Senior Member
 
bondtimbond's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2004
Location: Houston Tx
Default

How many bulbs required for just the illumination area???
bondtimbond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2006, 11:25 PM   #18
6T5RUSH
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
Support Corvetteforum!
 
6T5RUSH's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Clinton Township MI
Default

bondtimbond,

16 sockets use the stock 1816 bulb for illumination (all grey wires).

Jim
6T5RUSH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:44 AM   #19
quahog
CF Senior Member
 
quahog's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 2003
Location: taunton mass
Default 1817 bulb vendor

I found these bulbs about a year ago by going thru my local electrical supply house .They ordered them for me took about a week ,they were @ 2.00 apeice.You may thy your local el. supply house and get lucky. I cant tell you how they work though as I havent put them in yet .
quahog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 09:53 AM   #20
magicv8
9 Hot Rod Power Tours
 
magicv8's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 2000
Location: Going too fast over the hill.
Default

quahog - How about posting the phone number of your local supplier??

PS Now I'm glad I spent the extra money to order a dozen extra 1817s two years ago - which also means two years of bright lights and no cluster damage (for those of you who worry).
magicv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 09:53 AM
 
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C1 & C2 Corvettes, 1953 - 1967 > C1 & C2 Corvettes
Reload this Page '65 Instrument Cluster Bulbs...#1817..anybody?
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
1816, 1817, 53, auto, bulb, bulbs, candle, ge, ge53, h5w, improved, light, napa, narva, power, vintage


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In the Dark milfordchief C1 & C2 Corvettes 0 07-31-2014 09:21 AM
Dash bulbs raypilot65 C1 & C2 Corvettes 4 06-03-2014 07:04 PM
C-2 dash lights revisited 1snake C1 & C2 Corvettes 46 02-22-2013 09:28 AM
1817 dash Bulbs 65RedC2 C1 & C2 Corvettes 9 02-22-2013 07:57 AM
65 instrument light bulbs vettjam C1 & C2 Corvettes 6 09-21-2012 08:38 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:34 PM.


Emails & Password Backup