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Fast Fords

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Head Light Switch
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:47:15 PM »
My head light switch has started to let me down. After driving for a certain length of time with the lights on, they eventually turn off. I think this is caused from the switch heating up.

My question is, can I replace the '67 switch with that of a '69 Mustang head light switch ?  Is it a straight swap ?

Appreciate the help....Greg.

JD

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 11:46:24 PM »
Most of the '67 replacement switches can handle the extra lights.

(Yes the originals were not up to the task of the added lights - the grille lights are high-beams)
'67 Shelby Headlight Bucket Grommets http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=254.0
'67 Shelby Lower Grille Edge Protective Strip http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=1237.0

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 02:34:29 AM »
a friend recommended using one from a 1967 Cougar.

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 07:32:09 AM »
If you actually drive your vehicle there is a new plug and play relay that is easily hidden. No issue running halogen bulbs, they don't fluctuate and stay bright as a constant, even at idle. I bought them for my Shelby.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 11:40:06 AM »
I replaced the 12 Amp standard Mustang switch with an 18 Amp for a 69 Mustang on my 67 Shelby.
Don't remember if I had to transfer the old bracket over to the new one.
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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 04:56:00 PM »
Where can I buy the relay? Thanks Kent

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Re: Head Light Switch
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2018, 05:47:16 PM »
The relay would be the last resort unless you added non factory high output lights. Just my opinion.
Bob Gaines,Shelby Enthusiast, Shelby Collector , Shelby Concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby