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?
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.
Look at this recent thread:
Bendix screws are #14-24 available from vendors.
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.
Check out the Fun Projects Brake Light Switch.
You will not look back at another.
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.
You can use a push switch and make your own bracket and never have problem again.
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.
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.