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Old 12-06-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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Default Headlight Switch Bail

I am looking for a genuine Ford light switch bail. The repops won't hold my switch in place.
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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There was a change in the original headlamp switches from short to longer. I do not have access to my Judging Standards to quote the date but I am thinking perhaps early 1930. This change made a different bale necessary. The replacement bale made today is for the later and longer switch, and the theory is you can bend a kink into it to make it fit the shorter switch if that is the type switch you have. The longer switch was used into the V8 years around 1939 I believe.

Original bales therefore were made in two length types, and the original shorter one is now somewhat hard to find.
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Old 12-07-2017, 12:53 AM   #3
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Mine appears to be the right length. It just isn't strong enough to hold the switch in place.
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"Form" it..................
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Check with Bert's in Denver for a good bail/switch
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:38 PM   #6
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Bend the S tighter on each side.
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