Have others had problems with the pin-type ignition repair kit for the 19-27. I can't get the part to turn to catch the pins in position. It appears that the phenolic is too thick. Is it O K to sand down the phenolic to make it fit?
We are making a new pin back plate to fit Ford ignition switches. Langs sells them, but they are NOT a kit. I haven't received one complaint on them.
I tried a kit from MACs just to see how they are. Had the same problem. After grinding down the pins, it would go on, but then the switch parts wouldn't turn. Made in China just isn't cutting it for this part. I took some measurements and the made in China back sets too deep in the switch. Go with what Larry is making, or the ones Ben is using on his rebuilds. I don't know where Ben is getting them, but it may be from Larry. I did have a contact problem with my reconditioned switch so I used the ignition part (the piece turned by the key) of the kit to experiment. I needed to tweak/twist the sweeping part of the contact to make a good contact to the switch back. That solved my problem. If the repo part starts to give trouble I can attempt the same "adjustment" on my original part.
Thanks Larry and John
I will order the back plate from Langs and hope for better results.
I just went to Lang's web site and ordered the part # 5012P. It is listed as a kit but it is the only pin type I could find. I hope it is the back plate you are talking about. Thanks again for your help.
I went back to Lang's catalogue and searched again and see that I goofed. I should have ordered part # 5012 PBQ to get your Ignition Switch Back Plate only. I will call Lang's in the morning to correct my order.
Don contacted me several years ago, and mentioned he was not pleased with the quality of the ignition switch kits, and if we would consider making them. My partner Randy makes most of our parts, and he agreed to make the part. Ben Martin has been a big help for us, and has offered a few suggestions along the way. Ben even uses them now for some of his rebuilds.
I guess I'm using you switch plate. It is nicely made. After solving the contact issue with the ignition control piece that you didn't make, my ignition switch is working very well.
It was necessary to replace my original switch plate as it was conducting voltage where it shouldn't have and I didn't want to take any chances with a freshly set up magneto. Ben was good to work with on correcting this problem.