Jim, I was directed to you from an earlier post regarding the headlight dimmer resistor in the 4-position switch for my '48 Farmall Cub. The nichrome(?) wire broke and needs to be replaced. Can I use a simple axial leaded resistor from Radio Shack? What resistance and wattage? Do you have a part number and supplier for the real replacement part?
Thanks for your help.
Did I tell this fellow right??
The field resistor is Delco 1878070, 2.8 ohms and needs to be able to handle
something around 12-15 watts. The dimmer coil, Delco 814545, is 5 ohms,
probably needs to handle more wattage than the other.
If you contact firstname.lastname@example.org
He has the original resistors for the head light switch, also can help you
out on other wiring information.