Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
jack31A
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 3
Default 31 A brake light issue. Help please

So I have a 31 A that i keep up for the family since my grandfathers passing. I notices the brake lights were not working. So I bought a new brake switch and got some bulbs just incase. I hooked up the wires and immediately the brake light turned on. I had not yet bolted the switch in. So I do not know why they were on. I also noticed that if I press the switch they turn off. Calm me crazy but shouldnt they be off to start with and then turn off when the switch is pressed in? Any help would be appreciated.
jack31A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 01:50 PM   #2
Bob C
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 6,330
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

It's working right.


Bob
Bob C is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 07-19-2019, 02:15 PM   #3
Patrick L.
Senior Member
 
Patrick L.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Upstate NY and western Florida
Posts: 4,971
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Its a normally closed switch so like Bob said, its working correctly. Once you install it you'll see how it works.
Patrick L. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 02:42 PM   #4
jack31A
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 3
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

so you are saying once it is bolted on the light will turn off? And then come on when the pedal is pressed? I will bolt it on tonight.
jack31A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2019, 06:44 PM   #5
CarlG
Senior Member
 
CarlG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 8,374
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Quote:
Originally Posted by jack31A View Post
so you are saying once it is bolted on the light will turn off? And then come on when the pedal is pressed? I will bolt it on tonight.
That is correct.
__________________
Alaskan A's
Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
Model A Ford Club of America
Model A Restorers Club
Antique Automobile Club of America
Mullins Owner's Club
CarlG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2019, 07:00 PM   #6
Bigphil
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 18
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C View Post
It's working right.


Bob
I need a picture of the 1931 Stop light switch bolted to the frame cross member.
I'm running 1940 hydraulics and the pressure switch failed early, so I thought I
would try the proper mechanical switch.

Bigphil, Fullerton, CA
Bigphil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2019, 12:08 PM   #7
1931 flamingo
Senior Member
 
1931 flamingo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: new britain,ct 06052
Posts: 8,002
Default Re: 31 A brake light issue. Help please

Try a Harley stop light sw.
Paul in CT
1931 flamingo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:57 PM.