Posts Tagged ‘Ignition Switch’

Gauges, Instruments and Switches

Gauges, Instruments and Switches Smiths and Lucas Lucas was the primary provider of things electric incorporated in the Jaguar MK2 and for that matter most other British cars of the period. Smiths, another British automotive parts manufacturer produced instruments/gauges, heaters, clocks and radios among other components. Eric Kriss, a fellow MK2 restorer, has an excellent […]


New Wiring for Switches and Gauges

The diagrams provided below depict the wiring to/from each of the switches in the panel. The purpose, operation and in some cases repurposing of the switches is described in a previous post “Gauges, Instruments and Switches.” One addition to the panel is a small chime that is activated if the headlamps are left on when the ignition […]


Dash Fascia and Gauges

Radiator Fan Switch

When we bought the Bugeye, it came with a working tachometer and a dead speedometer. After thinking about having the original instruments refurbished or buying new ones I decided to buy new Smith’s gauges. Keeping the original tach would have involved installing the guts of an electric tach into the casing of the old gauge […]