my 1915 coil box switch, (the three contacts) are just about worn out, after 93 years. i looked them up in the supplyers cataloge and wow there expensive , over $200. is there someone who rebuilds them cheaper than that? guy
Guy, Is the bakelight portion of the switch OK? They are relatively simple and could probably be repared with some good used internal parts that probably could be rounded up on the classified adds section. Check it out and get back.
warren, theres no bakelite in the switch. the key moves the center, which is metal sandwitched between heavy like cardboard, riveted in place. there are (3) contacts w/3 wires mag,grnd, bat. that are almost worn out. (turn the key one way and it connects mag and ground. the other way connects bat and grnd. (but car has no have no battery) each contact is mounted w/ a special rivet that has a threaded center, for a screw to attatch the appropiate wire. i have been watching ebay for years and never seen one. i could make my own (contacts) but i cant make the special rivets. by the way this is the second reply here because the first one got deleted when v deck shut down the site before i could post. guy
Do you have a picture of one of the rivets, Guy?
How about something like this. After mounting rivets, drill and thread them.
There are threaded pop rivets out there.
That's what I was thinking Mark. Gotta be creative!