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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.

TIA

Larry

Larry Karpman

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.
http://www.holden.co.uk/

Regards,
Dennis
D F Sexton

Larry-

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.

Paul
Paul Gaynor

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.

Thanks again

Larry
Larry Karpman

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/.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qué.


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.

Larry
Larry Karpman

Larry,
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)

SPW
Steve Wincze

Steve, thanks. I would imagine that's what the PO had there. It's got a rubber plug in there now.

Larry
Larry Karpman

Larry, could you explain what those extra switches are for?

Thanks, Denis
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.

Cheers

Larry
Larry Karpman

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 :-))

Cheers

Larry
Larry Karpman

This thread was discussed between 12/09/2007 and 17/09/2007

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