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    After my scare with the hot coil by leaving the key on I have upgraded to a kill switch and now with dash installed I can tell if key is off/on. I appreciate all the input from you guys! Mitch I hope it is aligned correctly.

  • #2
    We need a straight on pic to check your work!:p
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • Beauford
      Beauford commented
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      Oh hell no! You will get me taking stuff apart again and painting it. LOL

    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      It looks like the hood on that dash light is upside down, it should illuminate the speedo

    • Beauford
      Beauford commented
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      Wiz..lens is facing down. Is that right? I don't know....

    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      actually, there is no "lens" in that hood, just openings, and make sure when you turn it on it illuminates the speedo

  • #3
    I wouldn't know how to turn it on!!!

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    • #4
      simple, gently push and turn clockwise. To turn it off, gently push and turn CCW, watch the fingers it will be HOT
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • Mitch
          Mitch commented
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          I can spy close up!!!!

      • #6
        It's all fixed spy...Thanks wiz for the tutorial! Now if I can get that damn break switch link to stay connected to switch. Stays well on special clevis on brake.

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        • #7
          Beauford, WAIT!!!

          Unplug the fuse first!!

          What year is that and which switch did you get??

          Show me a picture of that switch.
          You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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          • #8
            Get out your tape and measure it, should NOT look like this one. This one WILL fail you and try to burn up your wiring!! There is NO WAY you can set this one where it works with any adjustment on your brake rods and pedal. The other day we spent the better part of the day trying to fine tune this so when the pedal was slammed to the floor, as in an emergency stop, we were unable to make it work. I believe this switch to be from Vintiques.

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            Last edited by DaWizard; 09-02-2017, 08:27 PM. Reason: twinky fingers
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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            • Beauford
              Beauford commented
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              yup...looks like it. My problem was it wouldn't retract but oiled it and now it works. I don't have battery in truck right now so haven't tested it.

          • #9
            Measured the same 3in

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            • DaWizard
              DaWizard commented
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              Sorry Beauford, it is the external shank length that is the problem, it pulls out of the housing and shorts out.

            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Test it with an ohm meter

            • Beauford
              Beauford commented
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              Always something with this project...gonna have to hire nasa to fit fenders whenever they come in. I have rears and they dont match aprons so I know damn well the gaslight fronts are gonna be a bitch.

          • #10
            Mine is brattons and usually it would come in a vintique box if it were. Probably the same though...any others out there that mount to trans?

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            • #11
              Here, let me show and explain what happens.

              See, if you adjust everything to work with a normal push down on the brake pedal, it will work well, but when you slam on the brakes and the pedal hits the floor, it is way too much stroke for the bar in the switch and this is what it does. And it doesn't matter which wire is hot, they both go to chassis!!


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              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • Beauford
                Beauford commented
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                It musta already did that to me and was wondering why the link was off the switch. It fell off when I first tested it in the garage. Just seeing what it does as I have never done this. Well, it stayed extended. I'm just in the garage not moving and not slamming on the brakes...geez...what are our options?

              • DaWizard
                DaWizard commented
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                *sighs* well, to tell you the truth, nothing except getting a different brand. We tried to make a longer connector to the brake pedal and it didn't help. I was fortunate to find another brand at our Model T swap meet.

                Here is what I suggest you do with yours. Take something like a pail handle and start a bit longer than the rod you already have and see if you can adjust it to work. Take the case off yours and keep looking at it with different lengths of connecting rods. You may also be able to find a spring that is strong enough to pull it back the ½" or so needed to activate the switch, but soft enough to not pull the shaft all the way through if you stomp on the pedal.

            • #12
              I went a totally different way and ripped the crap stuff out of mine and installed a motorcycle rear stop light switch, but I'm not about to pull mine apart just to show you, sorry but it is adjusted and works really well.

              Now, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that if I have enough money left at the end of the month I could build this bad one like I did the one on my car. But I wouldn't hold my breath for that to happen.
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • #13
                Beauford let me check when i get home there are better switches out there,

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                • Beauford
                  Beauford commented
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                  Thanks...I got him together enough (no fenders) to drive down the road and back and see what happens. This truck has been sitting in garage too long It needs to get exercise.

              • #14
                A&L makes the best '30-'31 stoplight switch. Excellent quality.

                I don't know if they make a '28-'29 switch.

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                • Beauford
                  Beauford commented
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                  Thanks Jeff! Just looking for function not points. I will check them out.

              • #15
                The 30-1 is a better design than the 28-9 switch, but if the switch and brakes are properly adjusted, the shaft will not be pulled too far forward.

                You can also use a push lock on the end of the shaft, then use a spring to pull, so it can't be pulled too far forward when the pedal goes down too much.

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                • Beauford
                  Beauford commented
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                  I was thinking about putting something on the end so it would not go to far....just don't know what...

                • DaWizard
                  DaWizard commented
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                  Beauford. drill a 1/8" hole 1/4" from the end and throw a cotter pin in it!

                • Beauford
                  Beauford commented
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                  Wiz! just what Ole Henry would do!!

              • #16
                Why not function and points? plus you get to go to the swap meets.

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                http://jmodela.coffeecup.com

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                • #17
                  When you have a '29 RPU on a early 28 frame with 19" wheels and a 1930 motor the only points I'm scoring are from the public at the local ice cream shop. LOL

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                  • #18
                    Beau post 14 gave you the same advice I would have that older switch was used on model t fords as well.

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