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Old 07-27-2012, 07:23 AM
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brake light switch for'59 power disc conversion

I did the CPP power disc brake conversion on the '59 Fridge and am having trouble figuring out how to hook up a brake light switch. Any help with that?
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This part might do the trick: Ford Pickup Truck Brake Light Switch - Mechanical - MAC's Antique Auto Parts
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You can put a tee in the line right after the MC and install your original switch. It dosen't even have to be up in your face if you make the wires longer.
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Hobbs Did you convert your tubing size? or stay with 1/4 tubing. I stayed with 1/4 inch and ran in to a couple of issues, but as far as the brake sending unit goes most hydraulic s/u are 1/8 pipe size but you can get some which fit the 3/16 tubing size inverted flare fitting. Seams most brake line adaptor fittings are either inverted flare or AN with 3/16 tubing being more common than 1/4, when you get into the accessories. I ended up using a 7/16 x 24 thread IFF tee and a reducer from that to the 3/16 tubing size sending unit which is 3/8 x 24 thread.
Clear as mud? I was dizzy, trying to piece it together.
Might be easier to go mechanical.
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