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roadster 12-04-2012 03:39 PM

1951 Ford
 

Just got a 1951 Ford today Dec. 4th 2012
I drove it home and every thing works but brake lights.
The turn signals work, tail lights work , back up lights work.
seems like it may be brake light switch..
I'm not fimilar with the 51 Ford and not sure how to fix.
can anyone give me information.
Thanks

Big Red 51 12-04-2012 03:44 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

The switch screws into front of brake master cylinder, under the hood. Most likely cause. Can get one at NAPA or others. If not cause, check the wiring on the switch and make sure plugged in good or open wire.
Good Luck, Don H

jdl 12-04-2012 03:49 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

it is most likely your brake light switch. it screws itno the back the back of the master cyl. remove the two wires from the switch and connect them together, the stoplights should light up, if not you need to check the wiring. you can get the switch at most all local parts stores.

jdl 12-04-2012 03:51 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Red 51 (Post 546460)
The switch screws into front of brake master cylinder, under the hood. Most likely cause. Can get one at NAPA or others. If not cause, check the wiring on the switch and make sure plugged in good or open wire.
Good Luck, Don H

The master cyl on 51 fords is under the car next to the frame. they relocated it to under the hood in 1952 and up.

rotorwrench 12-04-2012 03:54 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

You can test the switch by pulling the two leads and jumpering the terminals. If you have factory turn signals, there may be a problem with their interface with the brake lights.

B-O-B 12-04-2012 03:58 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

better off with one like this, less problems.

http://static.speedwaymotors.com/RS/...91031306_F.jpg

roadster 12-04-2012 04:11 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

Everyone ,thanks for all the information.

B-O-B
what is that switch called and can i get it at NAPA
Thanks

tintoptexan 12-04-2012 04:30 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

I used one from a Harley Davidson because it takes less pressure to activate it. Works fine in the 49.

roadster 12-04-2012 05:03 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

1 Attachment(s)
Here is the 51 Ford

Cecil/WV 12-04-2012 05:41 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

I think I saw you on I-70 early this afternoon headed east around Rt 97. Did you get Marvin Meyers '51???

roadster 12-04-2012 05:49 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

yes I did buy his car.
I was doing 65 on rt70 with my wife following me.

Cecil/WV 12-04-2012 07:15 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

That's a pretty nice car!

Cecil/WV 12-04-2012 07:17 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

Now you should join our V8 club! Unless you are already a member.

roadster 12-04-2012 07:24 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

Thanks I'll think about it.
This is a real nice 51.
I've been to a number of their shows.

Had only Model A Ford's until now.
But I liked driving the 51.

bk53 12-04-2012 07:41 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

wow that is a nice looking car. I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

B-O-B 12-04-2012 11:00 PM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

It's a mechanical brake light switch & yes NAPA should have it for around $7.00 The one pictured is Speedways. Mounts under the brake pedal arm as when you hit your brakes it activates the switch. It seems the newer hydralic switches don't last. Never tried a Harly one may be better quality. I have one on my 57 bird & the 32 roadster . Not the same one tho as I don't want to be changing it back & forth . hheh heh he just a little humor there.

roadster 12-05-2012 10:50 AM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

Replaced brake light switch today and it works fine
Thanks all

Old Redneck 12-05-2012 11:59 AM

Re: 1951 Ford
 

What a nice looking 51. You will have lots of happy days in that car. Nice car to drive.


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