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I am about to order a few more parts for my 64 1/2.
I already have a power dsk brake conversion for it but I was going to buy a new brake light switch. I was wondering if I can fit the later models switch on the pedal rather than the original on the master cylinder?
I'm going to rewire the whole car with a aftermarket harness so location of the switch will not be an issue just weather or not it will fit and what mods if any to the pedal assy.
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Previous owner of mine made a shoddy looking steel bracket holding the switch & works off brake pedal. He just used a cheap universal switch. I'll keep same idea but make nicer.


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My whole brake light set up was shoddy.
It was a switch mounted under the dash connected to a spring connected to that ballchain found on the bottom of vertical blinds connected to a nut welded to the pedal.


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That's a similar setup to what's used on many bike rear brake pedals.. not that shonky Laughing


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Just buy a universal Japanese style switch from anywhere , make a little steel bracket with 1 or 2 bends & screw it on.


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Buying a switch is not really a issue donoauto as I'm purchasing a couple of items from the US. They are only $9 and won't add anything to the freight due to size. Really just want to know if it will fit.
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I can take some photos of my pedal which is off the car at the moment a post them up if you think it will help. Might have a couple of under dash ones taken before I removed it also.


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That would be great xpconner.
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Here are a couple of photos of the brake switch from my 65. The first one shows where the pedal mounts and the push rod below it.



The second photo shows the brake switch on the pedal. The push rod mounts to the pin the brake switch is also on, inside the actual switch.



This photo shows the gap in the switch the push rod sits in.



I don't see why you couldn't just mount a switch to the pin the pushrod attaches to currently. It is just the change in angle of the push rod to the pedal switch that is enough to operate it. Or atleast that is how mine was setup. Hope this helps

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Thanks Tim.
I'll get mine out tomorrow to compare.


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