Were Starter Switch Extensions Factory Equipment ?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Were Starter Switch Extensions Factory Equipment ?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 06:46 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 07:45 pm:

Yes. Part number 5015. (Factory Number 8793)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:29 pm:

Here are some Non / Ford accessory starter button extensions, that I was privileged to see when I was at Speedy Bill Museum last week.

Regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:07 pm:

Thanks Ken.
John, That sure is a super mint APCO counter display. Thanks for sharing your photo with us.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Coiro on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 12:00 am:

When I ordered my starter button, Trish told me I'd want an extension to go with it. I said, "Really?"
She replied, "Trust me."
Naturally, she was right.

The problem with a functional button, of course, is that it can be accidentally pressed by a clumsey lummox such as myself, and that does happen now and then, much to the distress of my ring gear. I remember somebody on the forum recommending that an ordinary, empty, amber prescription bottle can be used as a guard. Neat idea.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 07:51 am:

Good question Jay and good responses Ken and John. Thanks. Do you 'install' the extention by crimping the bottom around the starter switch shaft using slip-joint pliers? Most that I've encountered were held on by rust.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:46 am:

The bottom is sliced to automatically conform to the switch button - they can be a "buggar" to try to remove after being stepped on a hundreds of times !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 10:49 am:

Sonny, On the old type you use the slip-joint pliers and make them slightly undersize before installing.
This is for you SONNY (George), disconnect the battery before pushing on the extension.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 11:03 am:

I've tried genuine Ford extensions on certain types of starter switches (with two screws), and still doesn't go far enough through the metal seat riser panel on my '25 to do the job. So apparently not all Ford starter switches are the same height.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 11:18 am:

The early starter switch mounting bracket is stepped up to bring the switch closer to the seat riser.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 11:23 am:

I bought a starter button from Smith and Jones. It had the switch, offset bracket and extension for $21.95. Haven't installed it yet.
I asked him, when I bought it, if it was like the junk switch, I bought off Mac's several yrs ago, and he assured me it wasn't.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 04:50 pm:

Smith & Jones and MACS sell exactly the same switch (the one including the extension). MACS is three dollars more.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 05:38 pm:

William;
The one I bought from Mac's, about 15 yrs ago wasn't anything like the one I bought from S & J. It had tabs bent over on the bottom.
I hope this one is different, as I had to rebuild the other one. Had a dead short the first time I uaed it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Tomaso - Milton,WA on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 06:15 pm:

There are two repro switches available - one made in USA the other made in Taiwan - take your pick !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 07:03 pm:

The bag that this one came in that I bought from Smith & Jones has "Made in USA" on it, what ever that means. Was the bag or the switch Made in USA.


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