Got what appears to be a 1920 frame in the family T and A barn. Original starter switch bracket is mounted to the frame with rivets and another thread suggested that this was unique and I should keep it that way.
But, only the bracket is attached and no switch. The replacement switches I have purchased and viewed appear to be a pressed fitting and do not separate from their bracket, although the buttons can come apart oror repair.
If the intent is to keep the riveted bracket in place, how would you get a starter switch and button affixed to it?
Starter switches varied quite a bit, maybe low bid outside supplier!
Below are some of mine.
Have you tried this one from Langs?
Perhaps cut it loose from the new bracket and button goes up thru your bracket to bolt from underneath.
If you don't get it fixed with new parts ,let me know and some of the pieces I have might do the job.
Layden, as I'm in the market for a starter switch, is the one from Lang's a good one, or are there better ones out there?
I'm now questioning the wisdom of keep the original bracket due to the rivets and then welding or drilling bolt hole in the bracket to make it functional
I'm just wondering how the original switch could be disassembled from the bracket and a replacement switch cannot. Any originals out there that might show how they were orginaly constructed?
The T foot switch, typical late style is easy to take apart.
This one was so gone, the bronze contact strips were just wasted away ,so repair was to save the bracket, cut out a slot in it, and install a new Tractor Supply foot switch from the local TSC.
Robert,what Dan says above,plus,instead of the universal TSC use a switch for a 9N-2N -8N Ford tractor.l seem to recall,maybe,those match right up to that 1919 style frame bracket.
8N ford uses a small switch to signal a solenoid while 9N and 2N uses an actual starter switch similar to a T.
Jeff-point well taken.l was relying on fallible memory.