Indicator stalk

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Indicator stalk

Postby chrismc » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:05 pm

I am currently restoring an MG Midget and it occurred to me how similar the indicator stalk is to the early HC Viva one. I reckon with a bit of ingenuity it could be adapted and made to work. The good news is they are still available new.

http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/switch-ind ... a4948.html

The Multi plug would have to be changed and, to be correct, the stalk too but otherwise it looks like a simple replacement. The mounting is the same as is the self cancelling mechanism.

Functionally it is the same with indicators, horn and high beam controls.

Viva above, Midget below...

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The stalk is the '79 '80 rubber bumper version WITH horn. The earlier ones had the horn in the steering wheel centre.

Just thought I would post this here as it may help someone out. If anyone tries it please post your results :D
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby jpsmit » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:21 pm

I don't think I will need this mod, but, very very helpful - thanks!
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby Colin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:18 pm

Very useful. I'm just wondering how the early HC switch differs from the HB item?

I might have to gamble £43 to see whether I can adapt the Midget one to fit HB. :)
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:33 pm

Well spotted Chris. Looks very similar to a Landrover Series 3 switch which is less than £20 on ebay :wink:
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby chrismc » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm sure Lucas made many of these with slight variations for different manufacturers. Interesting...
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby 1972nail » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:45 pm

I think the sub £20 ones are pattern as ones described as Lucas ones are more expensive, but should be OK.
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby chrismc » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:55 pm

I agree David. For testing purposes I would try the land rover version. 8)
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby droopsnoot » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:34 pm

chrismc wrote:I'm sure Lucas made many of these with slight variations for different manufacturers. Interesting...


Yes. Aston Martin Lagonda, for example:

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No idea how similar the wiring is. A mate has a Reliant Scimitar GTC, his column switches look very similar as well.
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Re: Indicator stalk

Postby Fred Dukes » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:39 pm

I have new early HC stork indicator/flasher s/w £25 or working s/h £15 +p&p :wink:
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