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'28 Coupe - headlight switch moves as steering wheel turns...


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This week, I finally took delivery of my '28 Ford 49-A Special Coupe.

As I was driving around towards twilight, I switched-on the headlights, and began to notice that as I turned corners, the headlight switch seems to be dragging on the steering wheel (?), causing the lights to switch off or to high-beam... got to be annonying, to say the least.

Is this a common problem ? Car has the Gemmer two-tooth steering gear, and the horn-rod/ headlight switch appears to be an original part.

This is my first A , so I'm starting at the bottom of the learning curve !

Thanks !

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Here is a quote from Snyders: http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/515

If when you turn your steering wheel, the light switch rod turns, this might be what you are missing. This sets in the tube that the light switch rod goes into and acts as a bushing, and spaces the rod away from the steering wheel. U.S.A.

Here is a picture of the bushing.

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