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Indicator switch #758964
21/10/22 03:15 PM
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I want to fit a column mounted indicator switch to my 1969 4/4. Tried various models but insufficient room between steering wheel and dash. Any ideas please

Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #758967
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The original Morgan column switch came from a Triumph Herald IIRC, but a standard one won't fit, you need to put an S bend into the shaft. This is a pretty fraught exercise, since (1) they are quite expensive and (2) there's a danger of kinking the tube.

I've done it twice now, I wrapped the stem in spiral banding to protect it and used the jaws of my bench vice to brace it whilst I put the bends in.


Tim H.
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Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #758969
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I think it was Ford Transit, but any BL one can be made to fit (I have one from an Austin Mini). However, I'm not sure how they'd fit on a '69 which has the indicator on a dash toggle switch I think.

You may have to bite the bullet and fettle the dash to make it fit. Column switches are so much easier - I've added a wiper column switch to mine as well.


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Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #758971
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This is the Welcome Forum.

You should post this in Classic Morgans Forum. You'll get more replies there.


Paul

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Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #758985
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Thank you for your kind replies

Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #759001
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Original was Ford Transit, MkII Cortina may be similar too but not sure.


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Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #759005
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Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #759011
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The difficult you will have is with the steering column.

The pre 1970/1971 cars used a one piece steering column, the later cars used the two piece steering column.

The one piece steering column has absolutely no provision for a cam to cancel the indicator so you will probably need to rig up some sort of warning buzzer or bleeper to remind you to cancel the signal!!

Arwyn

Re: Indicator switch [Re: richardsanders] #759044
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I suggest that you have a look in the Car Builders Solutions catalogue, lots to choose from.


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Re: Indicator switch [Re: Hamwich] #759058
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Originally Posted by Hamwich
The original Morgan column switch came from a Triumph Herald IIRC, but a standard one won't fit, you need to put an S bend into the shaft. This is a pretty fraught exercise, since (1) they are quite expensive and (2) there's a danger of kinking the tube.

I've done it twice now, I wrapped the stem in spiral banding to protect it and used the jaws of my bench vice to brace it whilst I put the bends in.


Switch is courtesy of Ford Transit Mk1, Ford Corsair and a version of the Bedford CF.

If you know where to look and the right part numbers you can pick them up for less than 20 quid

Arwyn

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