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Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by Choptop400, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

    Oct 10, 2014
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    Busy posting tonight, have many projects moving forward. I purchased a Becker Radio to replace a modern Panasonic radio. The last owner replace the original switch for the power antenna with a radio shack special.

    looking for a replacement original switch. Does anyone have a lead on a used one or NOS one for sale. None available on EBay tonight.
     
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  3. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    I do have two of these with significantly different design: one from my 81 400i which does not feel smooth and one from an older car that seems to work well but missing the mickey mouse plastic bit. Both are far from perfect and will require new lubricant... I am currently "locked" at home so won't be in a position to ship these before a few weeks but I can ask my mechanic to take some pics (he has my car, switches are in the glovebox...).

    Would be interested in a trade for regular Lucas switch...
     
  4. SouthJersey400i

    SouthJersey400i Formula 3

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    412 switches are available but visibly different.
     
  5. Newman

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    The toggle switches are all right out of an old lotus if its the puck style knob. I buy the switches out of the UK new and inexpensive.
     
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  6. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    Any link?
     
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  8. Newman

    Newman F1 World Champ
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    I bought a 308 hazard switch from them for 11 GBP.

    I bought an antenna switch from them in the past for a 308 as well and I think it was about $80 Canadian.

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  9. SouthJersey400i

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    Having owned 3 Lotus in past years, I have a good supplier. I check web site and the Elan rocker switches are not like mine.
     
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  11. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

    Oct 10, 2014
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    Sorry have been traveling and did not see any responses in my email. I just check Europa Specialist, they do not seem to have the correct switch.

    Yes, I am looking for the Mickey mouse ear looking switch for a 365GT4 not rocker switch.
     
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  13. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

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    Ferrari Radio Antenna Switch_Knob_Trim Nut_Spring Loaded

    Sorry, I just went on eBay and found one $650.00. Someone must have missed understood me. I am looking for just the switch not an opportunity to fund someone's retirement plan.

    Why so much for what I would think is a simple switch?

    Please keep me in mind if anyone has one or a lead on one to share with another non-trust fund baby Ferrari enthusiast.
     
  14. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    This just reminds me the expensive outcome of the hunt for my dual mirror switch...

    That's the one I have, I was about to salvage the hear and nut in order to convert a cheap Lucas into a proper Ferrari toggle switch. Destroying a $600 switch in order to recreate a $42 switch is sacrilegious, but I was about to do it when Eurospares said they had no stock left. Fortunately the nut is not compatible with the Toggle switches so did not destroy the antenna switch in the end... (I am stuck with the regular Lucas on my dashboard).

    So not interested in your hard earned money, but if you can find a "real" regular toggle switch you've got a deal.

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    I do have somewhere an alternative switch that is missing the Michey ear, this you can have for free (if I can find it after the lockdown...)

    Drop me a PM if desperate...
     
  15. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

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    Than you Raemin, Working on a lead. Will know if I am desperate in a week or so. I have a piece of crap someone installed before my ownership. Just kills me that such a simple but visible switch is so difficult to procure.
     
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  17. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    These and the Lucas switches do not have the proper ring. No big deal but, it's annoying to have one switch not like all the other switches! So annoying that some of us are likely to pay such insane amount.

    My mirror switch ended up at $400 when factoring for shipping and the ring that was sold separately! Did not factor the work involved in removing all the corrosion. Seems an excellent deal given today's prices...
     
  18. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    #15 raemin, Nov 25, 2020
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  19. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

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    Raemin;

    The ring is close enough for my Ferrari but still need a switch with the right knob (Mickey Mouse Ear). Still working on that lead, my fingers are crossed.
     
  20. raemin

    raemin Formula Junior

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    As a cheap no-nonsense solution, one could buy a Lucas 31743 3 position switch, recessed switch bezzel, Mickey's Ear (as per Rovexienus comment), and 2 micro relays.


    This would obviously be not perfect as this lucas switch is 1) not momentary and 2) does toggle only one wire (hence the need for the relays), but this would work and would look perfectly stock.

    Last but not least, one could also get rid of the semi-automatic antenna, buy a full automatic version, and just use a basic toggle switch!
     
  21. Choptop400

    Choptop400 Karting

    Oct 10, 2014
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    Raemin; Funny, that is the switch that is in the Ferrari now. It is the Mickey mouse ear that I need. The switch there works fine. Still have fingers crossed on lead.
     

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