Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Pictures of Fluted and Twolite Switch Contact Plates

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • 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.

    You do not have permission to view this gallery.
    This gallery has 2 photos.

  • #2
    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

    17.JPG.jpeg
    http://jmodela.coffeecup.com

    Comment


    • #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

      Comment


      • #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.

        Comment


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

          Comment


          • #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.

            Comment


            • #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!

              Comment


              • #8
                I found the correct plate in my pile of stuff. Now I have another project.
                Bill
                http://www.brauchauto.com/
                Eastern Connecticut

                Comment

                Related Topics

                Collapse

                • DaWizard
                  Heres one for ya.
                  by DaWizard
                  For the last few weeks I have been having a small problem with the light switch on the bottom of the steering column and yesterday I decided it was time to attack it.

                  So, I remove the switch, start to clean it up, and remove the switch plate and disassemble the whole thing. Well, very little oil between the tang plate and insulating plate, but that is all. So, I get out the test light
                  ...
                  10-18-2017, 11:39 AM
                • merjohn
                  Light Switch Contacts
                  by merjohn
                  The light switch that is on our 31 truck has 4 contact points. The new wiring harness has 3 groups of 3 contacts. Is this normal?...
                  You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                  This gallery has 1 photos.
                  07-22-2018, 08:07 PM
                • Art Ebeling
                  light switch
                  by Art Ebeling
                  I have a light switch that I was told was a replated original. When I compare it to one I already have I notice the contacts are flatter, not rounded and the contact part does not have an spring under it so it rattles around where the other has spring tension holding the contacts tight. Can you guys tell by the picture if this is an original and what about that spring tension?
                  You do not have permission to view this gallery.
                  This gallery has 2 photos.
                  12-06-2017, 07:27 AM
                • Harryjames
                  Model A light switch installation and adjustments
                  by Harryjames
                  Good Morning Everyone and greetings from Sioux Falls South Dakota. I would like to ask for some advice about fitting a new light switch on a 1929 Model A Tudor. The car came t me from a friend with a request for help. The old switch was laying in pieces at the bottom of the steering column and the car has the two light system. I looked at the parts and realized that the little C clip was missing and...
                  08-08-2020, 09:44 AM
                • Jim Mason
                  intermediate brake light switch
                  by Jim Mason
                  The early brake light switch doesn't have the reinforcement ribs on the legs. The cover lock tabs are closer together than on the next switch.

                  Here's the intermediate? switch I found on my May 28

                  This side looks like the ribbed legs.



                  This side shows the ribs, and the cover tabs of the earlier switch.

                  ...
                  04-26-2021, 05:30 PM
                • Jamey E
                  Need help with brake light switch
                  by Jamey E
                  I’m in need of some assistance. Tudor’s brake light doesn’t work. Unhooked the wires from the switch & touched them together & it works. Thought switch was bad. Bought new switch, same problem. Am I missing something or should I try something different??
                  08-02-2019, 08:33 PM
                • Licensed to kill
                  Ignition switch
                  by Licensed to kill
                  Does anyone know of an ignition switch that works like a normal switch with a "start" position than will fit in the monkey face on a model A. If it matters, I'm asking about a '31. There's not much room back there and most newer style ignition switches are way to big to fit.
                  12-08-2020, 06:46 PM
                • Chevmn56
                  Most Agravating Thing to Work on On the Model A
                  by Chevmn56
                  Hey Guys I know i dont have the experience or knowledge that you guys have, but man i will say that i think the Model A light switch has been the worst to work on. After messing with the dam thing for 4hrs (im not a quitter) i finally gave up and called Berts. Steve took about 5 minutes to straighten me out and get me on the right road, i felt like a complete bone head.

                  In trying to install...
                  05-24-2018, 10:22 AM
                • canadian
                  Disconnect switch
                  by canadian
                  I Dont have one, Why didn't Henry Ford install one? or did he?...
                  04-29-2020, 05:47 PM
                • dmaxweb
                  Nu-Rex Ignition Switch
                  by dmaxweb
                  I'm ready to replace the ignition switch and really don't need/want to spend the money on a restored original functional pop-out. The most recent forum post I've found on the Nu-Rex pop-out look alike is over two years ago. Anyone have a long term review of this switch?
                  08-14-2020, 11:49 AM
                Working...
                X