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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
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posted 11-08-2002 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh boy. As far as I knew until this morning, there were three turn signal switches that would work in a '68 tilt steering column with emergency flasher lights: C8ZZ-13341-B, C8SZ-13341-B, and the '69 tilt switch (plus, I guess, its own service replacement).
I just scored an NOS switch number C8SZ-13341-C. I couldn't resist - only $50! But when I got home, I compared it to my bust original, which I'm 99% sure is a 13341-B. There are some differences, for example the "C" switch has four contact points on the upper side instead of two on the "B". And the mounting plate on the "C" is quite a big bigger.
Could I possibly have the switch for something I've heard of for '68 only called "auto-dimmer"? Or is that another story?
I'll post pics if needed. The guy who sold it to me will take it back if it's the wrong part, but for $50, any NOS tilt switch is a steal!
Thanks as always.
Simon

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Fastback68
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posted 11-11-2002 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

The pic shows the upper side of switch C8SZ-13341-B. Now you see those two contact points - green dots. On switch C8SZ-13341-C, those are missing, and instead, in the red area there are FOUR smaller contact points all mounted on a platform supported by a single large spring.
Does this ring any bells yet?
Fingers crossed. Me and my 68 tilt column never seem to be a hot topic (see a couple of other lonely threads)

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-11-2002 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not familiar to me, sorry. I'd rather go you no answer than a wrong one.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-11-2002 06:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not really giving you an answer on this but in the mustangs plus cat. they list a switch for 68-69 and it has a pic that looks like the switch you have in the pic you posted.Doesn't have a ford part # since I assume its a repop.I have a switch in front of me that has a part #C8ZA13B302-A1 for a non-tilt so you can eliminate that #.It has the contacts spaced far apart one on top and one on the bottom.
My wiring diagram was no help either.
Bob

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