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I'm considering the FFR dash mounted headlight and ignition switch - any thoughts? I'm fairly adept at auto wiring (having suffered my share of British hardware) but if this is a custom piece that looks good and is bolt on, I'm ok spending the money. However, if they're AutoZone parts and a jumper or 2, I'd rather do it me-self.
 

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I used an ignition switch from Summit. Simple bolt in connections. The knurled dash ring looks just fine to me. There is a pretty good post on which wires go where - I think it is in the FAQ now. If I can do it then just about anyone can.

No comment on the headlight switch. I mounted the donor switch up high, centered under the steering column. The flasher switch is next to it. You can't see either one from outside the car.

 

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I'm using the FFR-supplied headlight and ignition switches that came with my kit. (If I remember correctly they were included in the Painless wiring kit.) Anyway, 1100 miles on the car and no problems so far.
 

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You can just use the generic parts store versions as long as they have all of the functions you need. There is nothing special about the FFR supplied parts...
 

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If you are doing your own wiring you might want to make a list of all the switches, connectors, and other electrical supplies you need and order them from Waytec. They have good prices and quality but I think there is a $50 minimum so you need to get everything at once. I used the FFR ignition switch and it looks just like the one in the Waytec catalog.
 

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I just used a keyed ingition I bought from Autozone for $7.00 and an illuminated starter switch for the ignition portion of my build. I disabled (didn't wire) the IGN part of the keyed ignition switch, and just used it as kind of an ignition cut-off switch if you will, that just routes power to the start button when the key is inserted.

I also found a couple of carbon fibre aircraft style safety switches for $8.00 ea and used one for the headlights and one for the hazards.

I haven't given it the "smoke test" yet though....
 
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