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MG TD TF 1500 - Lucas Switch Panel
|Take a look at the under dash Lucas Switch panel I have to the left of the sterring wheel. I am looking for another like it (4 switch mounting holes), or even a 1,2 or 3 switch version, which Lucas also made. They are as you can see, chrome, with the lucas name on the bottom. They do pop up on eBay occassionally, but I haven't seen one for a while since, I missed out on the last one due to computer downtime. |
I have browsed all of the usual suspects both in the US and UK, without success, and pretty much figure it will take finding a parts vendor that has lots of NOS Lucas parts, or an enthusiast that has a decent one they'd part with. Any leads locating one appreciated.
|Larry, have you tried Holden Vintage parts? Using a search for switch panel I found a listing for a Lucas panel, but no photo -- part number 60033007.|
|D F Sexton|
Try Triple C in PA, they often have specials on Lucas bits. (I will inquire at the British Invasion in Stowe,Vt. this weekend, as they always have a trailer there.)
Also I believe there is NOS Locators in RI. They seem to have syocks of lots of things.
|Thanks folks. Yes, the Holden Lucas panel is the modern plastic snap on panel at £3. The Lucas chrome ones are quite heavy duty and not exactly inexpensive. Triple-C does not have them either. I'm going to have to find a NOS or excellent used part as I'm sure these have not been made for decades.|
|The switches are likely to be one of those, found near the bottom of this page http://www.gregorysautoparts.com/catalogue.php?t=1&c=42.|
Classic Car Accessories also show a selection of the same switches, see page bottom of http://www.classic-car-accessories.com/electrical/.
|Gordon A. Clark|
|Thanks Gordon, but it's the bare panel I am looking for, not the switches. The bare panels with 1, 2, 3 or 4 holes for mounting a variety of switches were stock Lucas items back in the day.|
Nice clean looking car ! I am wondering what the hole in the cowling is for? Just in front of the windscreen mount. Radio antenna ? (when the wind screen is up)
|Steve, thanks. I would imagine that's what the PO had there. It's got a rubber plug in there now.|
|Larry, could you explain what those extra switches are for?|
|Denis L Baggi|
|Denis, the one on the left is a push button starter switch. The next is the fog lamp switch, next the driving lamp switch, and the last is a TD type amber warning light indicating either the fog or driving lamp is on.|
|Do you hit the panel with your knee... picked up an old ashtray yesterday at Bronte and on the way home tried to figure out where I might put it without putting holes in the dash and that spot was about the only place...then i noticed my left knee rests about there?|
|gblawson - TD#27667|
|No Gordon, I'm too short legged for that :-))|
This thread was discussed between 12/09/2007 and 17/09/2007
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