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    Horn/Dipper Switch

    I am continuing the restoration my early Cooper based sports/racer. I have been helped a great deal by the MG TD guys in the past, so another question. I am incorporating TD elements on the dash: ignition/headlight switch, directional signal switch and horn/dipper switch. Question, what holds the horn/dipper switch (Moss 140-700) in the dash. The switch didn't come with and clips, fasteners or other mounting bits.
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    Re: Horn/Dipper Switch

    Mark - see attached.
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    Re: Horn/Dipper Switch

    Thank you, I have those instructions. What I don't understand is how the switch is mounted into the dash itself. For example, the Ignition/light switch mounts through an instrument size hole, it has a wire that tightens and holds the switch in place. This is not going into a TD dash, the dash is newly fabricated from an aluminum sheet.
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    Re: Horn/Dipper Switch

    OK - sorry. Didn't realize you were starting from scratch.

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    Re: Horn/Dipper Switch

    Great, thank you. I was kind of thinking it mounted like that. The problem is the mounting plate studs on mine are much shorter and need to go through two layers of aluminum, the dash itself and a turned aluminum cover. I'll have to work on it a bit, oh well, part of the fun.
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