I have my headlights wired (mostly) and ready to go, but am not sure if the switch that was previously installed was original or even mounted in the proper place. The hole seems to be way too close to the coil box. I would greatly appreciate a picture of a proper switch for a 16 mounted correctly.
Thank you in advance!
1915-16 firewall. The switch is right next to the coil box mount.
Wow that was FAST! Thank you Leon. So mine IS correct. Thank you for the picture and confirming.
Even though Leon answered your question I still really wanted to post this. While looking for a better photo I ran across this one and it was too good to pass up. Remember several different companies supplied Ford with the light switches but most of the 1915-1917 were mounted a little to the right of the coil box as shown below. There is still some debate if the lever should be white, brown or black plastic:
Thanks Corey Walker for originally posting the at:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/167713.html?1288314179 and he actually uses it for the ignition switch.
Royce also posted some of the more typical 1915-1917 switches in that posting and they are shown below: (Thanks Royce!).
Hap 1915 cut off
Good one Hap! I didn't know I had so many 15-17 headlight switches in my electrical parts bin. Woo hoo, ebay here I come.
Thanks...I almost choked but hey, whatever works right? Thanks also to Royce for the pics via Hap. Now that I see the original switch actually mounted it makes sense. For whatever reason I envisioned it much larger and wondered how in the world it would mount so close to the coilbox.
I'll jump on the bandwagon with mine.
My car came with a replacement dashboard, so I had to add a patent plate and headlight switch. My switch came from a supplier in Canada and though inoperable, I bought it for appearance. Since then, working aftermarket switches became available (link below).
I placed my switch according to photographic documentation, so its position is most probably correct.
That photo Leon posted is great. That is good information for anyone with a '15 or '16.
original:my Feb 1915 touring fire wall.