Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Any parts you want or have to get rid of, tell us here
Post Reply
captwilko
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by captwilko » Sat Oct 23, 2021 4:47 pm

I need 2 Trafficator Steering column switches for a 1937 Rover 10 and a 1935 Rover 12.
The 1935 Rover 12 has a non standard switch which looks out of place.
The 1937 Rover 10 has a dashboard non-standard switch which again does not look right.
I do have an original switch but unfortunately the wire loom has been chopped so close to the entry to the base of the switch it is not possible to splice in. I have looked at removing the Bakelite base plate but I do not have a puller and do not want to break or destroy it at this point.
If anyone has removed this portion of the switch I would love to hear from them.

Many thanks

Paul W

captwilko
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by captwilko » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:01 pm

I have thankfully had a reply and it seems I have located one Trafficator switch.
I have also found an old post on this forum re Rover 10 Trafficator switch which explains that the Bakelite contact base is an interference fit into the switch housing.
Apparently care has to be taken not to crack or damage the Bakelite and ruin the assembly during extraction.
Looks like I have a delicate operation with a plastic core puller and maybe some heat and lubrication to remove the switch base.

Paul

User avatar
luli
Posts: 550
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:49 am
Contact:

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by luli » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:56 pm

The wires are embedded using some resin. You can expose them using a small sharp screwdriver, and re cast with epoxy. See picture
traf.jpg
traf.jpg (79.2 KiB) Viewed 1132 times
Rover 10 1946 RHD
Rover 10 1947 LHD
Rover 12 1947 tourer LHD
http://lulisml.wordpress.com/

RobHomewood
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by RobHomewood » Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:19 pm

Looks like my earlier post has missed off the pics. I repeat it here hopefully complete...........
I have a spare trafficator switch but unfortunately I dont know which year it is. My Lucas catalogue only goes up to 1939 so it may be later. The number on it is difficult to make out but is something like 3014G/40. That doesnt quite fit with the catalogue numbers I have aroung 35/37 though. I attach photos in case you can recognise it. Please let me know.
(Sorry these 3 pics seem to have slipped to the end)
In the same vein I am missing a threaded cap to my 39 trafficator stalk but dont know what it should look like so difficult to describe. I attach a photo of the location. I cant find a separate reference number in the catalogue.
20211024_143915redux.jpg
20211024_143915redux.jpg (41.84 KiB) Viewed 1130 times
P1040784redux.JPG
P1040784redux.JPG (143.66 KiB) Viewed 1130 times
20211024_151932redux.jpg
20211024_151932redux.jpg (55.51 KiB) Viewed 1130 times
Attachments
P1040785redux.JPG
P1040785redux.JPG (143.04 KiB) Viewed 1130 times

captwilko
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by captwilko » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:54 am

Thank you Rob,
I have replied to you on my other post in the "Wilks' cars P1 and P2, thats cars up to 1947"
section of this forum.
Your switch is the type I am looking for.
I will message you.
Regards
Paul

Thank you Luli, I will bear this in mind
Regards
Paul

RobHomewood
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by RobHomewood » Mon Oct 25, 2021 4:10 pm

Hi Paul
Thanks for your reply. I have posted here becasue I cannot make the photo work on the private message The rest of my reply is on the pm

regards
Rob
20211025_152036redux.jpg
20211025_152036redux.jpg (42.15 KiB) Viewed 1083 times

captwilko
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by captwilko » Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:16 pm

Hi Rob,
attached are two photos which I think depict the type of trafficator stalk you have.
I have also seen similar with just a blank end cap as well.
I will continue to investigate.
As you said, it is impossible to add photos to a PM.
Regards
Paul
Indicator stalk stub end.jpeg
Indicator stalk stub end.jpeg (41.24 KiB) Viewed 1040 times
Indicator stalk stub end 02.jpeg
Indicator stalk stub end 02.jpeg (47.42 KiB) Viewed 1040 times

RobHomewood
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by RobHomewood » Wed Oct 27, 2021 10:59 pm

Hi Paul
Thanks for the new images. That certainly looks like the same trafficator stalk but it appears to have an red dome on the cap as if for a lamp and there is no wiring at all in my stalk. There is no gurantee that my stalk is the correct one of course. Could you tell me what model and year the photos are from? I'm guessing earlier than mine because of the central windscreen winder but I have not seen a door on the glove compartment before.Many thanks
Rob

captwilko
Posts: 7
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:41 pm

Re: Wanted - 2x Trafficator Steering column swiches

Post by captwilko » Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:50 am

Hi Rob

the photos are from a 1935 Rover 14.

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=84351&country=uk

However I think the repeater lamp on the end is an addition and non-standard.
The glove compartment cover again I think has been added.

Regards
Paul

Post Reply