Summershandy

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About Summershandy

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  1. Summershandy

    Oil Bath Cleaner Decal

    Thanks, decided not to use the white decal besides it's too big for the cleaner. I'm gonna order the one you showed assuming it's the same. Described as "kidney" shape
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    Brake lights on again!

    That's what explains the different brightness of lights then. I've noticed the brake lights being dim or brightly stuck on. Thanks!
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    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    Installed my new Echlin 113 switch and the brake lights are working again....for how long I don't know. I have the mechanical switch at the ready in case this happens again. I'm in the habit of checking rear light functions on a regular basis anyway. Just find a quiet storefront with big windows, back in and check for brake/turn and reverse operation. Something more people should do, at least in my city. I could also never understand why some drivers like to blacken out their tail lights. That's for another post.....thanks for the help gang!
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    Brake lights on again!

    Update: removed defective new switch and bench test with DM. Reading around 18 ohms. New Echlin 113 switch gives no reading. Installed new switch and brake lights work as expected. Best picture I could take of the faulty switch. The only markings I can find are a capital N with either a capital I or maybe it's an arrow. The number 3 is above it. Either way I'm happy now.
  5. Summershandy

    Brake lights on again!

    Ah, I thought maybe thread size or low pressure. Thanks, good to know.
  6. Summershandy

    Brake lights on again!

    What's the difference between the SL113 and SL142 switches?
  7. Summershandy

    Brake lights on again!

    For the 1954 Pontiac, the MC push rod is used to adjust the pedal height to the required 4-3/8" from the floor mat. I observed the action of the ports while bleeding the system as you mentioned. Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Brake lights on again!

    Hopefully my new switch comes in today. I will pull the old one out and test both on my MM. I'll try to get the new one in and confirm the brake lights.
  9. Summershandy

    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    I hear ya! When I got mine, the brake lights stayed dimly lite. As I snooped around I not only found the connections loose on the switch but I burnt my hand from the heat! Never hooked that switch up again. My buds at NAPA are bringing in an Echlin pressure switch along with a the mechanical one for me. When I finally lose it I can easily switch over.
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    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    I also read about HD switches being fairly reliable. I am not using silicone fluid. The original switch that was bad had those screw in terminals. The wiring in the car was atrocious. I heat shrinked new bullet connections for the new switch. Looks like I might have to redo them again. Thinking of just making extensions. Bullet one end rings on the other. That way I can go from screws to bullets and bullets to screws! haha.
  11. Summershandy

    Brake lights on again!

    Got'cha...see if pressure is holding switch on. Cracked a bleeder and lights stayed on. Better a switch than a new MC. Thanks for the tip JACK M!
  12. Summershandy

    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    screw connections vs bullets
  13. Summershandy

    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    Thanks! I called them yesterday to see if they could get the ECH SL128 mechanical switch and they can. I'll try the 113 and have them bring in the mechanical one at the same time so when this happens again, I can convert to mechanical and never worry again about brake lights.
  14. Summershandy

    Hydraulic Brake Light Switch

    Hey gang. I suspect my new switch has already malfunctioned. Brake lights stay on and after adjustments then testing the switch with a multimeter it tells me it's stuck on. Before I decide to go mechanical (which I've read a ton on), where can I get a good quality switch? My new one came from CPR and I wish not to try their brand again. The switch didn't even make it to the road. Thanks.
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    Brake lights on again!

    Thanks Paul. I figured out how to adjust the push rod. Loosen the lock nut and turn the rod. I took up a little slack but then all it does is adjust the pedal height once the piston is all the way out. Lights stayed on. I had forgotten my multi meter. I removed the wires and got a reading from the switch. So the switch is indeed on? There should be no crud in the systems as it's completely new and the switch hasn't even seen the road yet! Talk about crap. Wonder what made it fail so soon?