1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby G15 Roy » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:13 pm

I don't think he will see this as the posting is from 2013 and was not a member. :o
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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby Mick D » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Hi

Wasn't the last query today? - and from a member ;)

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby cfaber » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:53 pm

Thanks for the clue, I'm starting to see how this use to fit on there. Once it's done I'll refit everything and take some pictures.

How did you route the wires for it? Back up the swing arm ?

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby Pharisee » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:20 pm

On my '54 G3/LS I utilised the rear chain guard mounting. I used a short length of 5/16" threaded rod and a shorter length of 8mm I.D stainless tube as a spacer. Finished it off with a stainless dome nut. Not original but it works for me.

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby Expat » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:34 am

Mick D,

Yours is same as my 1960 G3 ‘cept the switch is on the outside of the mount plate. :)
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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby Mick D » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:03 am

Hi

The loom was originally routed along the swinging arm and then up the front frame down tube - I kept it that way.

The switch was mounted as I believe it had been originally, there were wear marks and the cable routing to suggest this - have I got it wrong?

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby cfaber » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:10 pm

That's how I would think it _should_ be routed as well, my question - what did they use to tie the wires down? Zip ties I don't think had been invented yet =)

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby Mick D » Thu Dec 21, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi

Rubber ties were used - see the parts manual for your machine - not sure if these are available now. I'm happy to use tie wraps as I feel they are aesthetically nicer, and can always be replaced at a later date if the original style is available.

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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby clanger9 » Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:23 pm

You can still get the rubber ties on fleabay! Search for "John Bull cable ties".
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Re: 1953 Model 18s Brake light switch photos needed

Postby clive » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:44 pm

I tried the rubber ties on eBay a few years ago and the ends pulled through, gave up and used cable ties.
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