Jul 17 2018

On the Road to Pebble: The Unique Tucker Cyclops Headlight

Rob Ida, Mike Tucker and Sean Tucker have posted videos and images of the Tucker 1044 Cyclops headlight with a "very rare NOS Westinghouse bulb".


Howard Kroplick

Rob Ida: Refurbished 1948 Tucker Cyclops unit. Brass bucket was polished then knocked down to an “as new” finish. The micro switch triggers when the wheels are steered. New lacquer cloth wiring and cad plated hardware and the very rare NOS Westinghouse bulb


Jul 18 2018 Brian D McCarthy 9:34 PM

I’m not knowledgeable concerning any classic automobile. The front end makes me think of the Batmobile for whatever reason.

Silly question perhaps, but what is the purpose of a headlight that only switches on when steering left or right? I guess the headlight will also activate either with a switch or upon low light/darkness?
Howard Kroplick

Brian, the middle headlight was designed to light up curves on turns.

Jul 19 2018 John Tucker 6:42 PM

And now it runs!

Howard Kroplick.
John, thanks. I appreciate your contributions to Tucker 1044!

Jul 22 2018 S. Berliner, III 12:52 AM

My 1931 Chrysler Imperial came to me with a Packard trunk inside of which was a Cyclops steerable headlight mounted on a bumper over-rider bar, replete with an armored cable for connection to the steering gear.  Not fitting the Imperial, it went for a tidy sum at a Hershey meet.  Can you tell if the Tucker set-up was actually a Cyclops or is that just a name you stuck on it?  Sam, III

Howard Kroplick I

Sam III, I believe it was just the name given to the middle headlight.

Jul 22 2018 Roger A Price 7:30 AM

Howard, wow, you’re making great progress.  I’ve never seen a Tucker cyclops headlight before, and one that works.  Can’t wait to see it finished.
Good job!!!

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