On my Mark V, as for your lights, there is one example each, one with 534486 on vertical and one with 534486 in the hard to read edging. There are a couple of other small differences between the two lights.
Hello all, Is the correct Mark IV fog lamp an FT58? I see the FT58-2 shown in Rob Reilly’s above illustration, and it looks correct, but it has the Lucas badge protruding on the top. Someone said the Austin Princess used the FT58-2 but I thought the Mark IV used something without the Lucas badge similar to the FT58. Is the FT58 not illustrated in this catalog because it is from 1951 and therefore it’s not a current model used then? I am trying to find a pair but I can’t pin down what the car actually used. Signed, Very Confused
Peter is right about the FT58 being correct for a MKIV. The FT58/2 wasn’t available until 1950 / 1951 as I understand. I actually like the FT58/2 because it has the enamel Lucas logo which matches the headlamp. I have a pair of each (not for sale😉)
There is a backing plate on the other side of the spokes so they are protected from road dirt but rather than an issue of dirt is the issue of visibility. If you can’t see the spokes then you can’t tell if you have any breakages.
Timothy, Thanks for the comment about when you think the FT58/2 was introduced. Could that be the reason that the prior model FT58, as used on the Mark IV, is not in R. Reilly’s posting that shows the Lucas lamps in the 1951 Lucas Spare Parts Catalogue? However, it does seem that slightly older Lucas lamps would be in there. You make a good point that with the enameled Lucas crest it matches the main headlamps nicely.
I have found it is very hard to find one of these lamps and here is a pair. Also, I have been researching the restoration costs for headlamps and spot lamps. At the moment I am waiting for a price quote for a pair of reproduction FT58’s from the UK company seen below:
I am impressed at the quality of the restorations and the replicas this company makes. It is tempting to buy these originals you have found. At the moment I am trying to weigh the restoration and related costs versus buying a replica set from the above company. They have not replied with a price quote.
Thanks for the lead and I will report what I find this coming week.