Unique Switch Plate - where used?

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Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by TRDxB2 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:00 pm

I came across this the other day. Looks like a '26 and appears to have a rectifier on the back where the ammeter would be. Would appreciate some info on it. Thanks
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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by JTT3 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:06 pm

Looks like a TT SWITCH for 26/7 non generator maybe even starter. There were model T cars that came out with all the fancy stuff too. Who needs a stinking generator, who needs a starter & who needs 21 inch wheels.
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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by D.Yoder » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 pm

Non starter car with Magnito lights, the transformer—inductor is the dimmer.

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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by AndreFordT » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:59 pm

1926 non starter Roadster and touring.
With this swicht go no demoutable wheels, petrol side lights and a Model O tail light.
The starter holes and the generator hole are covered with strait metal plates.
Behind the place where the Amp. meter should be, there is a coil resistant to make the difference between high and low front light with the magneto current.

I just have a photo of the tail and side lights. They came with my 1926 touring ( engine number is late 1925).

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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by Steve Jelf » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:58 am

Are 26-27 magneto lights as miserable as magneto lights from the teens? I can't imagine having to dim mag lights. :)
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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by AndreFordT » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:46 am

I don't know Steve,

The 1926 touring I found had no starter or generator but I never try to run the car with only the magneto. In the wiring was no wire for the generator and the switch was missing.

As I rebuild the car, I did it with the starter and generator and set a total new wiring in the car.

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Re: Unique Switch Plate - where used?

Post by Original Smith » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:14 am

I once knew a guy with a '26 roadster with that exact setup.

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