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Washer Switch/Pump

PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:17 pm

Has anyone used a Triumph GT6 washer pump / switch to replace the (almost) unobtainable original?
At ?25 it seems good value, but would it park correctly and take the same wiring?
The item number is 155495
http://www.jamespaddock.co.uk/parts.asp ... her%20pump
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:31 pm

Educated guess,yes,but what about the knob?

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:18 pm

I guess item 704875 or 609946 from the same site. I seem to remember someone on here saying these were good alternatives :?:
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PostPost by: sveris » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:12 pm

Is this one the same as the ones used on later Europa Twin Cams with the electric washer pump?

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:22 pm

No Steve, this is a push manual pump combined with a turn-2 speed wiper switch.
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PostPost by: sveris » Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:06 am

So, it's the one with the diaphragm that so often goes bad after all these years? As used on the earlier S2 Europas?

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PostPost by: tablets32 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:15 am

Hi,

Bought one of these yesterday, also bought a new knob to match. The whole thing fits well and looks the part.

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:22 pm

Excellent Keith, could you tell me the correct part number for the knob.
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PostPost by: tablets32 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:08 pm

Hi Kev

So sorry for the late reply. I bought switch and knob from James Paddock, there is a choice of two knobs I went for the round one. Have a look on their site.

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:41 pm

No problem Keith, I too bought one from James Paddock, then luckily amongst all the mess in the car, I found the original knob. I'll be putting the dash back in shortly to try it out.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun May 31, 2015 8:14 am

Hi hoping someone can help me, what type of nut did you use to secure the switch, I'e just purchased one and its a different diameter to the old switch.

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun May 31, 2015 10:08 am

Vaughan, I asked the same question on here in another post and nobody knew. I also asked James Paddock who was clueless and I also hunted around an engineering stores with no joy. In the end I recut the thread for a large unc nut but with the recessed chrome fitting that goes into the dash wood, it was all a bit of a fuss.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:07 pm

Thanks I had one cut so it would fit the cup it has same tightening method as some lucas switches with the two slots at 180degrees to each other.

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