I am having a problem with the combination ignition & light switch on a 1924 Tudor. The original switch has the usual problem of the back of the switch de-laminating and the screws frozen and the turning in the back. In addition the two forks from the key way (pot metal) have broken,
My first thought was to buy a new switch but all the vendors I have contacted have no stock as the prime switch vendor is having manufacturing problems.
I suppose I could make a new key to switch actuator mechanism but I still have the problem with the backing plate. Additionally making one-off stuff like this can be quite expensive,
Does anyone know a vendor who can fix these switches or where new parts might be available.
Tony, You should be able to find a good used one. They are fairly common at larger flea markets. Try a want ad in the classified section.
Try Ben Martin in Georgia. He did a great job for me and the price was quite reasonable (less than the repros), 770-938-3376.
I have seen many on ebay all the time. Stay with an original. They are easy to find, and easy to fix. I like the pin back ones the best, because you can repair them.
Tony, if you decide to buy a used one, I have several.
I agree that Ben Martin does really good work and the charges are reasonable.
I called Ben Martin this evening, seems like we met at Chickasha. He thinks he can fix my switch, I'll mail it to him and take it from there.
Thanks again MTFCA Forum.