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Discuss the Austin Healey Sprite and the MG Midget. Two different but similar cars sometimes referred to collectively as the Spridget.

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    58 Bugeye Ignition/Light Switch

    I am trying to take the light knob and tumble out of my ignition switch because they are both fairly difficult to turn. When I push the detent in the light knob I assume the knob should then pull off but mine does not seam to move. I also see there is a hole in the back metal portion of the switch that I assume removes the tumbler? I do not feel any detent in that hole. Any advise would be appreciated I am trying not to break anything.

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    Re: 58 Bugeye Ignition/Light Switch

    There is a problem with current Combo Ign Switches. The new batch of parts is on Backorder and they are not interchangable with the OEM Stuff. In addition there is a quality hold with Moss as anytime you go to take them apart to install the Lockset they break. I had this conversation with David from Bugeye Guy.com and he told me his guys had developed a technique to fix/repair/ Refurbish the Combo Switches. NFI but if it's possible to fix he might be able to help you out. I wanted a new switch and was advised stick with the old one. Again I'd try him first on this one.
    Jim Gruber - Apollo Beach, FL
    Bugsy I - '68 Sprite w BE Bonnet - Gone but not forgotten
    Bugsy IV - '60 Bugeye - 1,275+.040 and a 5-Speed - CA Car - 2nd Owner from new - 10/12 Painting done, reassembly, cutting, and buffing in progress.

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