The AC brakes have been added. Problem is now I have to come up with another idea as to where to relocate the brake light switch. Because of the shape of the AC brake pedal it wont go where I had it. You guys with AC brakes, where do you put your switch?
I just use the reproduction factory-style switch that clamps onto the Bendix cover. Some folks have had reliability issues with it, but so far mine has held up (was installed in 2008, but only got light use until 2013).
I like this one
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We had a 1913 Touring with A C brakes. I mounted a board to the body's wooden side rail and mounted a button switch aimed at the brake pedal shaft going into the transmission on the inward edge of that board. The switch has to have a long threaded shaft for a good contacting adjustment for fine tuning.
To do this I got a 90 degree angle bracket and fastened it to the board and then mounted the switch on the angle bracket so it would make contact with the brake mechanism. When I applied the brake, the shaft moved to the left and pushed the button switch to turn on the stop light. Release the brake and the shaft moves away and the brake light goes off. Easy fix under $10.00 and a scrap of wood. This was a hand cranked car and one with a starter would be slightly different in order to clear the starter can and might cost $12.00..
G.R., That is the only way to go.. Love it. Have it on three of mine. Don
Thanks guys, I will get the one from Fun Projects and give it try, looks like it will to the job.
The Funprojects Brake-light switch is stout and very well made. You will not regret your purchase.
I use a Model A Ford style brake switch mounted to the permanent floor board. It connects to the brake pedal via a loop of safety wire and a small spring. I think you can make out the wire and the spring in this photo. Very handy, does not get in the way of anything.