M series ignition switch

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M series ignition switch

Post by swampy » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:42 am

Anyone have a good M series ignition switch they would part with? ~ Swampy~

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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by Ben Dover » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:04 pm

Best use the late style with the leads that are Packard on the switch end and Douglas to the instruments. Used potted originals develop splits and short out. Many 50's M-Series Trucks have caught fire with these switches.
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by swampy » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:31 am

USMC 1964 , but ignition switch was replaced with one from a 10 ton boom truck ~ Swampy~

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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by Ben Dover » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:40 am

Early "Potted" switches are scarce". I have NOS 2 Wire Potted for M-211 Parking Brake. No Accessory wire. $40.00 + Postage.
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by Shug4 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:35 am

I might have one. Will look when I get home


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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by Zane Gross » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:34 am

Your usmc 1964 m38a1 should have used the late m151 style rubber Packard switch, I have a
late 62 usmc m38a1 and that's what it had factory, the ignition switches are all the same up until the Humvee, so whether its out of a m151, m35a2, m54a2, ect it should be the same as what you need for your A1.
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by DaninNM » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:08 pm

I need two of thee three lever light swithces to convert my M37s (wo) back to original.....Bubba installed and aluminum plate and a car headlight switch....
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:58 am

Make sure the late switch has 4 terminals, and not two, they have a set of 4 pigtails that can be either Packard (Rubber) or Douglas on the end that goes to Jeep. The Switch Terminals are lettered A, B, C, D ant the terminals on the business end are numbers. Don't try to guess if you can't ID or you will fry the wires. Some of the dealers have the correct pigtails. The late switch is the best.
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by DaninNM » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:45 am

I have a set of the 4 wire pigtails
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Re: M series ignition switch

Post by dpcd67 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:59 pm

I have an ignition with with three Packard plugs; will that work on an M38? Not for sale though.
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