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Decided to try and fix  late Spit indicator/horn/headlight stalk. It was sticking on when flashing. Tried lubricating without any luck so decided to remove it from the metal support bracket. Ping.... It turned into a million pieces 😂. No chance of getting it back together. 

It seems new right hand stalks are hard to get unless you want to pay over £50.

Just ordered a new left handed stalk fro SC spares £30.  They say it could be changed over to right hand by using old backing plate. 

I'm just a bit worried it will also disintegrate when swapping over. Although looking at the bits on the bench it looks like there are plastic plugs that hold all the springs and contacts in place but had disintegrated on mine. 

Anyone done this on a left hand stalk. 

Ps.. My garage is 20 deg cooler than outside so spending most of the day in there.

Danny 

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18 minutes ago, Dannyb said:

Decided to try and fix  late Spit indicator/horn/headlight stalk. It was sticking on when flashing. Tried lubricating without any luck so decided to remove it from the metal support bracket. Ping.... It turned into a million pieces 😂. No chance of getting it back together. 

It seems new right hand stalks are hard to get unless you want to pay over £50.

Just ordered a new left handed stalk fro SC spares £30.  They say it could be changed over to right hand by using old backing plate. 

I'm just a bit worried it will also disintegrate when swapping over. Although looking at the bits on the bench it looks like there are plastic plugs that hold all the springs and contacts in place but had disintegrated on mine. 

Anyone done this on a left hand stalk. 

Ps.. My garage is 20 deg cooler than outside so spending most of the day in there.

Danny 

Another modern improvement/failure.....my advice would be to obtain another complete unit from places like Spitfire Graveyard/Spitbitz etc....Ive seen the insides of these switches and would be loathe to repair

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Hi Danny, 

I should (hopefully) be receiving a 1980 spitfire tomorrow which will be broken up.

If you don't have any luck send me a message & I'll see what I can do. 

P.S. I've not tested the switches yet, if they're no good I'll let you know. 

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I'll see what the new one looks like when it arrives. It did say it was made in UK but that night be the box in comes in. If it looks inferior to my brocken original then I'll send it back. 

Danny

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New indicator stalk arrived from Anglia Triumph after the first one ordered got lost in the post. But ANG Triumph kindly sent me another. Looks exactly like the old one. Same markings etc, maybe nos. 

Being left hand I had to convert it to right hand by using the old backplate. 

Beware when doing this as bits do pop out, springs, ball bearing and plastic bits etc. Took me about half hour to work out exactly where everything went, and at the time thinking I wished I never started. But it all went back OK and everything works. 

Danny

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1 a small copper round bar fits flate inside oblong hole with a spring and plastic cap on top. This is the side the indicator contacts sit.

2 spring with plastic caps both ends.
3 funny looking plastic half round thingy with point one end. Point downwards with spring and plastic caps on top.
4 ball bearing (this is what locks indicator stalk when operated. The thicker spring goes on top.
 
I hope this will help anyone that decides to remove the indicator switch from the back plate and things start popping out. Work somewhere you are not going to lose the bits. 
Have fun. 
Danny

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