Who sells the best repro starter switch?
The Ford 9N part from Tractor supply works OK with the original Model T bracket. You have to drill a couple holes.
There is a reproduction part that is poorly made with brass plated steel contacts. It is a pretty good paper weight. I don't think there is any other reproduction. All the vendors get that part from the same place.
I don't know about reproductions but I got my switch from Lang's like everything else.
Thanks for the heads up about the throttle linkage.
I have the motor installed and everything hooked up, but ran out of time before I could try to start it.
I am on my way to Chicago for a conference but hope to turn the switch next weekend.
Thanks for you help!
I bought a repro from Snyders about 7 years ago maybe and it's been perfect. It was claimed to be made in the U.S. Part number T-5014-RE
In my 21 touring, I find the location of the stock switch inconvenient. The original repro I bought is still fully functional, but I bought a push button switch at Menard's for a couple of bucks and mounted it under the driver's seat in a more convenient location. I have a starter solenoid, so the starting amperage is not a problem.
I know of several people that mounted a solenoid and used the old standard switch to activate it. Works great and looks original with the solenoid out of sight
And what is the advantage to that other than making things overly complicated?
The solenoid takes the full amperage load of the starter, not the switch. It is very easy to mount in the frame rail near the switch, and very easy to wire. The solenoid will come with wiring instructions
I bought an original foot starter switch from ebay, sold by Mike Peterson for my '26 coupe which can't be beat. If you want a really good starter switch watch ebay, as they occasionally come up, or contact Mike Peterson directly at: email@example.com and he might have one to sell, for he specializes in purchasing 1926-'27 Model T's and parting them out and is a good source for just about any original part you might need for your improved Model T. Jim Patrick
I like the genuine Ford switches with the two small screws. They can be taken apart and repaired. Usually, I have to buy three or four of them to get good parts. Just clean them up, and file the contacts, and they are as good as new.