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  • Pictures of Fluted and Twolite Switch Contact Plates

    I finally found my pictures of the two main switch plates used on Model A's. I don't have a picture of the switch used with early 28's, and have only seen one of them about 20 years ago. Maybe someone has a picture to fill that one in. The blue background is the 4 contacts switch used with FLUTED headlamps with 3 positions, and the lower left in the picture just shows an extra contacts part I had.

    The green background shows the switch used with the TWOLITE system. I'm not sure if the contact plate with only 6 brass contacts is a Ford part of some other make, but it's very old. Most all that I've seen have the 9 contacts, but both will work the same and have 4 positions. The top of the green background shows the 2 different size covers used with the TWOLITE switch.

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    Here's a picture of the very early switch on Dean's car. there is another on my site. I have no interior pics of the switch

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    • #3
      I have a switch for the single bulb early light, but need to find the wire plate to convert my harness to correct. For now, the newer switch works fine,
      Bill
      http://www.brauchauto.com/
      Eastern Connecticut

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 2manycars View Post
        I have a switch for the single bulb early light, but need to find the wire plate to convert my harness to correct. For now, the newer switch works fine,
        Do you need both parts of the switch, or just the Bakelite contact plate?
        The contact plate seems to be easier to find than the bronze spider contact part.

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        • #5
          I just need the bakelite plate
          Bill
          http://www.brauchauto.com/
          Eastern Connecticut

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 2manycars View Post
            I just need the bakelite plate
            The last I knew, Bert's didn't have any either. Probably the best chance of finding one is at one of the Model A national meets. I know Doc had a couple for sale before he passed away, but I think someone bought them.

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            • #7
              Why couldn't that be made from a piece of fiberglass sheet, or better still, I have some 1/8" thick cuttings of carbon fiber? It shouldn't be too hard to find one for a pattern.

              I know you want to keep as original as possible, but outa sight outa mind!
              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
                I found the correct plate in my pile of stuff. Now I have another project.
                Bill
                http://www.brauchauto.com/
                Eastern Connecticut

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