From: TeriAnn Wakeman <email@example.com>
TR3 brake light switches have been the least reliable part of my
electrical system for the last few years. To the point where I carry a
new spare in the boot ready to swap in.
Sigh...yet another "they don't make 'em like they used to" example.
Five years ago, I'd just bought a then only 40-year-old Herald 1200 and
was getting ready for the drive to Minnesota for the VTR convention. I
discovered that the original Lucas hydraulic brake light switch had one
of the two spade terminals broken off, rendering it pretty much
useless. (Go figure: only 40 years old and parts already giving out.)
Being a bit pressed for time, I went out to one of my parts Heralds and
pulled a then-42-year-old switch off, put it on, and motored off with
brake lights restored. Still works five years later.
Always nice to have NOS (nasty old stuff) around. ;-)
*Mrs Irrelevant: Oh, is it a jet?
*Man: Well, no ... It's not so much of a jet, it's more your, er,
Triumph Herald engine with wings.
-- Cut-price Airlines Sketch, Monty Python's Flying Circus (22)
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