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    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?
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    Here is a picture of the switch I already had with the rounder contacts and spring holding the contacts tight. Also, The questionable switch in my first post is too big around to fit into the column without some filing.
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      If there is no spring behind the contacts, I don't think it will work reliably. I compared the import switch to Brattons US made switch. The import was about 1/4 inch shorter overall and the bale would not engage it to secure it to the steering box.

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        Originally posted by slammin View Post
        If there is no spring behind the contacts, I don't think it will work reliably. I compared the import switch to Brattons US made switch. The import was about 1/4 inch shorter overall and the bale would not engage it to secure it to the steering box.
        The switch body was made longer during Model A production. The Standards book might give the date of the change. I have posted pictures recently.

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        • Mitch
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          I had a slew of switch pictures repo VS original but they were lost from the photo bucket debacle

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