A friend handed me this and said give him what I think it was worth. Even though the key is not in the picture, he has it.
So my question is what would be a fair price to give him?
My father said never put a price on another man's property.
If I were to use it the wiring harness would make it's way to re-cycle or the trash. The amp gauge may or may not work so essentially you would be purchasing a 26-7 ignition switch.
A good value is often times determined by what part of the country you live in. Around here maybe 30-40. Some would ask more. I GAVE a complete steering column to a guy who needed one and had little enough money.
I do things like that because I can and I would do almost anything to see this hobby flourish. I often times find the "giving" to be reciprocal.
I like that thinking. The same guy gave us some Dunn Weights, head light housing with mounts, and a few other items. I don't mind asking what is fair market value in this case. The amp gauge works.
Well guys, I guess I'm asking for criticism here, but I'm an old guy, that hates to see good ol' automotive terminology dying. So humor me here a bit, as I'm not try to be a "wise guy" or anything,....just trying to help preserve a bit of old car terminology for the good of the old car hobby,....and I see this "amp gauge" thing here so often on the forum,....so,......
An ammeter is no more an "amp gauge" than a speedometer is a "speed gauge"! It's an "AMMETER",.....honest,......okay, there! Now I feel better,.....sorry,......harold
P.S. An' if ya' don't believe me, just ask John Regan,.....he's an ol' guy too! (.....but he knows,.....and would tell ya' the same)
Thanks Harold. I try to be accurate but my "some timers" gets in the way occasionally (well, "some times").
I don't mind either. Need a refreshing every now and then.
Just like "motor" vs "engine".
Whoa fella's ! (ha-ha)
That is the more desirable switch body as it is the "pin" back as opposed to the "clip" style back - wide rim "ammeter" is original so working is a plus - $60 - $70 if you wanted to pull it off my wall !
One like it without the harness or amp gauge sold for 25.99 recently on eBay. It was "buy it now" for 31.99.
If you are looking for one and it is in good condition, it is worth what you wish to pay for it. If you are not looking for one, it isn't worth anything to you unless you can sell for more than you paid for it. I don't need one. So it's worth nothing to me.
Where's the rest of the car ??
BTW, kudos to you Chris, for doing the research to come up with a fair price rather than just pulling a lowball number out of thin air.
Check with the key if the switch turns. If the pot metal has deteriorated so it needs to be taken apart completely to replace the tumbler, then it's worth less than the suggested numbers here. The available repro tumblers are usually of questionable quality and may need lots of tinkering until you can get it to work again.
The electrical switch part is an easy fix comparatively.
I think I paid $50 for one a few years back. I suppose you could adjust your offer if the lock cylinder doesn't turn or the ammeter is bad.
Thanks for everyone's input.
A good friend would have givin it to you. I think it will cause you more trouble down the road. With out a key you can`t ohm it out to see if it`s any good.
He has the key, it's just not in the photo.