Alternate brake light switch?

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Alternate brake light switch?

Postby Sleeper » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:18 pm

Dear All
Went for a run this evening , have fitted an illuminated nodding dog in the rear window , wired to the brake lights and was surprised how much pressure was needed to operate the brake light switch, managed to come to a stop without illuminating the brake lights.
Has anyone done a pedal/switch conversion??

Thanks
John ;)
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Re: Alternate brake light switch?

Postby Custard » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:11 pm

A new switch may illuminate more easily.

Other vehicles work on the pedal, but in cars with a pendulum pedal it moves away from the switch.

A bit harder to design something with the Moggy pedals.

You would probably have to weld a tab on the pedal and fit a switch in the chassis alongside the push rod, but there is not much room to play with.

Some motor cycle ones had a pull switch with a spring for the rear brakes so once the switch was on further pressing the pedal just extended the spring.

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Re: Alternate brake light switch?

Postby Sleeper » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:32 am

Sean
Great minds think alike ( fools seldom differ ) the saying goes , may see if the pressures vary on alternate switches...

Will keep posted.

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John ;)

Just deeply in thought how to fit the MM wheels to the Ford Drums/halfshafts , but that's another topic...
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