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scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« on: February 22, 2012, 11:19:03 AM »
Has anyone got a spare wipac headlamp switch (the one with 2 holes and a knob that is symetrical ) that was fitted to the mk 1 scootacar and the frisky sport.
If anyone wants to sell,barter or tell me where i might get one i would be greatfull. 

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 01:37:35 PM »
Isnt that the same or very much like the one used on a BSA Bantam D1?

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 03:10:09 PM »
Its the same but completely different. The differences are-- 2 fixing holes through body, no tail on the knob and lots of staight pins on the back.There must be one in someones toolbox.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 05:12:57 PM »
Some D1 bantams had the symetrical knob with tubular pins to the rear, for accuracy you could paint or remold the knob white, I've been searching for a genuine white knob for years but to no prevail. These switches (black knob) turn up quite frequently on eBay or Beaulieu for around £20.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 06:38:49 PM »
Walked in to vale onslows  (birmingham) today and bought the last new one over the counter. Came away chuffed.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 07:17:32 PM »
wow!! That was jammy!!

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 08:49:40 AM »
Its Jammy to be chuffed?
Translation please to American English if possible.

p.s While were on the subject- anybody have a Nobel headlamp switch?  I rebuilt mine, but the headlamps tend to flicker or dim when I go over bumps unless I regularly push/pull the switch shaft out to a slightly different lengths to keep its contacts in their sweet spot.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 08:58:46 AM »
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That was jammy!!

Especially if it's a white one!


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I regularly push/pull the switch shaft out to a slightly different lengths to keep its contacts in their sweet spot.

Sounds like you don't have the correct switch, it's supposed to be a simple Lucas on/off flick switch.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 09:47:09 AM »
Its Jammy to be chuffed?
Translation please to American English if possible.

p.s While were on the subject- anybody have a Nobel headlamp switch?  I rebuilt mine, but the headlamps tend to flicker or dim when I go over bumps unless I regularly push/pull the switch shaft out to a slightly different lengths to keep its contacts in their sweet spot.

Jammy is lucky or fortunate. To have a crust is good , to have jam on it is a bonus! [I think in the rebel colonies you call jam jello] Chuffed is feeling quite pleased with ones self.

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 12:23:17 PM »


Its Jammy to be chuffed?
Translation please to American English if possible.

p.s While were on the subject- anybody have a Nobel headlamp switch?  I rebuilt mine, but the headlamps tend to flicker or dim when I go over bumps unless I regularly push/pull the switch shaft out to a slightly different lengths to keep its contacts in their sweet spot.

Jammy is lucky or fortunate. To have a crust is good , to have jam on it is a bonus! [I think in the rebel colonies you call jam jello] Chuffed is feeling quite pleased with ones self.
No, Jello is English Jelly, and Yankee Jelly is Jam.  But then one or the other Jam/jelly in American has seeds, the other not.  Which is which is too confusing.
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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 01:10:21 PM »
Ok, lets start again.
Superseven, Wow!  Thats was Jelly!!  Seeds or no seeds!

Errr, that just doesnt work for us!

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 01:29:10 PM »
Seeds? I thought they were called pips in the UK
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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 01:39:27 PM »
True Rob but they also have pips in the USA, Gladys Knight and the Pips is a case in point! :D :D :D

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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 01:59:27 PM »
Its Jammy to be chuffed?
Translation please to American English if possible.

p.s While were on the subject- anybody have a Nobel headlamp switch?  I rebuilt mine, but the headlamps tend to flicker or dim when I go over bumps unless I regularly push/pull the switch shaft out to a slightly different lengths to keep its contacts in their sweet spot.

Here
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-35583D-toggle-switch-fit-many-British-classics-/120860258729?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1c23d531a9#ht_500wt_1413

Unless you are talking about the dip switch?
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Re: scootacar MK1 or frisky sport headlamp switch
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 04:20:37 PM »
not really my province jonathan but that ad says it's a flasher/horn switch i.e. immediate return switch therefore not suitable for turning lights on - only for flashing them unless its spring is playing up.

there are plenty of new 2 and 3 position lucas toggle switches on ebay though
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