Adelaidian

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About Adelaidian

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  1. Hello Raymond, Thanks for your posting here back in September. I have only just been alerted to it. My email address is jimscammell@yahoo.com.au and I'd very much like to hear from you if you still have the switch unit available. Regards and Merry Christmas Jim
  2. Thanks for your input gentleman. Maybe I should also post on HAMB in the effort to find who bought these. I sure would like one on my car to control the Delco double distributor system. Cheers Jim Scammell
  3. Hello Jerry, Is this Pierce switch still available? Thanks Jim Scammell
  4. Well, I've been hunting for a Stutz switch just like the one in the attached photo. And wouldn't you know, two excellent examples were sold last Thursday at the Hartung Auction, and I didn't know they were there. Asleep at the wheel. If anybody can help me procure one of these switch types I'd be most pleased. I have a Stutz Gasoline Pressure gauge which I could use as part exchange. I believe that the HCS and Pierce cars also used the same switch, and possibly other makers. If I can't get a Stutz unit I'd be happy to go with one of these others in the interim. Jim Scammell
  5. Hello RC45, I am responding to you in the hope of finding that you have a Stutz ignition/light switch excess to requirements and available to a customer like me. Please see the attached photo. If I can't secure a Stutz unit I'd be happy to go with an HCS or Pierce unit for the time being. I have a Stutz gasoline pressure gauge for part exchange. Thanks Jim Scammell
  6. Hello Scott, I now have a great photo of the unit I am looking for (see the attached). Two excellent examples were sold as a single lot at the 'Hartung Disposal Auction' on Thursday last, and of course I didn't know they were there. I hope the fellow who purchased these switches catches up with my post here and is in a position to sell one of the units on to me. I have a Stutz gasoline pressure gauge as part exchange. I believe the HCS car and the Pierce both used the same switch, the only difference being the maker's script or logo. If I can't get a Stutz, I'd be happy to settle for an HCS or Pierce unit. Cheers Jim
  7. Thanks again NR I'm off for 10 days holliday tomorrow and out of reach. What you have written has considerable merit and will be fully investigated on my return. Thanks again Jim Scammell
  8. Thanks NR, At first glance these switches look like most Delco units, but the switch differs from most, in that the ignition lever controls two sets of coils and distributors, and therefore two sets of spark plugs. This is for a two plug per cylinder system, that is, a twin plug or 2-spark system such as the Stutz. And unfortunately I don't have the old switch. Cheers Jim
  9. Thanks Stude Light - here are pictures of the twin lever switch unit on an instrument panel. Its the best I have right now. The 3-position ignition switch, the lever positions of which are I believe something like the following; DOUBLE = both distributor/coils on for both sets of spark plugs SINGLE = one distributor/coil on for one set of spark plugs OFF = ignition off. The second lever controls the lighting system. Thanks Jim
  10. I am searching for an early 1920s Stutz Delco light/ignition system dashboard mounted switch. This switch has the two levers, with one lever controlling the lights and the other three position lever controlling the two-distributor/coil ignition systems. Help in procuring one of these switches would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Jim Scammell Photos now attached.
  11. I am searching for an early 1920s Stutz Delco light/ignition system dashboard mounted switch. This switch has the two levers, with one lever controlling the lights and the other three position lever controlling the two-distributor/coil ignition systems. Help in procuring one of these switches would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Jim Scammell
  12. I concur mercer09. Had the older fellows not wandered from the topic I would probably not have found this thread. And the off topic tangential info has been of great interest to me. Thanks old fellas. And of course, thanks young fella, TM, for initiating the thread. I'll use this opportunity if I may to off-topically advise that I am searching for an early '20s Stutz Delco light/ignition system dashboard switch. The switch with the two levers, with one lever controlling the lights and the other three position lever controlling the two distributor/coil ignition systems. Help in procuring one of these switches would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Jim Scammell
  13. jrbartlet, The fuel gauge device you describe was also used in the first of the Essex 4s in 1919, 1920, and possibly the Hudsons of the same period. They can probably be identified by the long tube with the gauge on top protruding from the top centre of the fuel tank. Cheers Jim
  14. When did Stutz first start using the twin distributor and coil ignition system, and did they stop using the double distributor with the 4-cylinder? What, if any, were the twin distributor device variations by model and/or year? I believe that I have seen some physical differences in the devices even though they were all labelled 'Stutz Delco'. Also, what were the ignition switch variations used for this system by model and/or year? I've seen both the single and double lever switches in photographs. Is there any technical descriptive and maintenance data or restoration data available relating to the twin distributor device? Thanks (and thanks Wayne) Jim
  15. When did Stutz first start using the twin distributor and coil ignition system, and when did they stop using the double distributor? What were the twin distributor device variations by model and/or year? I believe that I have seen some physical differences in the devices labelled for Stutz. Also, what were the ignition switch variations used for this system by model and/or year? Is there any technical data or restoration data available on the twin distributor device? Thanks Jim