Brake light switch

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Brake light switch
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 08:57 pm:

Can anybody comment on the quality of the reproduction brake light switches that mount to the starter bendix cover? Also, what thread are the bendix cover mounting screws?

Thanks,
Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:06 pm:

I've used them with good success. You need to be careful when you attached your power that you do NOT turn the stud that goes into the switch. If you do it will short the switch.

The bendix cover mounting screws are fairly unique but the vendors carry them.
http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/1155
http://www.modeltford.com/item/5059.aspx


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:07 pm:

Stephen,
Look at this recent thread:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/405537.html?1386565400

Bendix screws are #14-24 available from vendors.
http://www.modeltford.com/item/5062.aspx


Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Stephen D Heatherly on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:13 pm:

I have the correct screws but, two are very difficult to turn and I want to chase the threads in the hogshead. I have head about quality issues with the switches but, I though it may have gotten better. It looks like I am going to use the fun projects switch.

Thanks,
Stephen


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Borland. Bathurst. NSW. Australia. on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:26 pm:

Check out the Fun Projects Brake Light Switch.
You will not look back at another.

Peter


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gail Lanning on Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 09:54 pm:

I think all these switches are good, I just like the idea of a look alike original switch. I initially had trouble with mine so I took out the 2 rivets to straighten out the contacts inside, then remounted the housing with screws & nuts. It is very simple inside, but is susceptible to grounding out, so I would recommend fuseing the circuit. That would save the switch and the wiring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Micheal Crowe on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 10:49 am:

You can use a push switch and make your own bracket and never have problem again.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:18 pm:

I've always wanted to take one of those switches apart to see whats inside. Maybe someday I will. I had one of those early repro switches on a car I used to own, and it worked perfectly, but I believe the maker used metric nuts, instead of the correct size. I suppose if you were to remove them, you could install the correct size.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:56 pm:

Stephen...
I have to second what Peter Borland just said. Even had a mention of this in a previous posting. Best around, not much more $$ than the bendix switch.


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