I've been otherwise distracted for a short while, but am back into the 969 again. Thanks for the comment 68427vette. I look forward to seeing a photo journal of a C2 restoro. I've only ever seen one C2 in Oz.
The main thing I'm doing at the moment is trinket-y things on the cabin vis. switches, clips, brackets, etc. The main junction block on the firewall has been blasted and straightened, it had a fair sort of a bow in it and as I reasoned that it was probably heat related, I applied some gentle heat from a paint-stripper gun and held it correctly as it cooled down and that worked. It behaved like a thermo-forming plastic, which it may be. A phenolic resin of some sort?
Anyway, here is something unexpected that I found when servicing the main light switch. There is a mechanism that prevents the switch being pulled on unless the bezel is correctly in it's position. The picture below shows a close-up of the back of the mounting plate, with a spring that holds a sealing washer against the main body opening of the switch, and a tagged washer against the mounting bolt at the front end. This tagged washer tips sideways, as can be seen, locking onto the shaft, somewhat like the action of some quick-action clamps from a hardware shop.
However, there is a small tube that floats in the mounting bolt that pushes the tagged washer off it's seat, thus releasing the shaft to move freely, as can be seen below. It is the bezel that pushed the front end of the tube inwards and onto the tagged washer. Therefore, effectively, the switch can't be pulled 'on' until the bezel is fitted!!! Why go to all this trouble? Go figure?
Here is a corner of the cab showing the governer, junction block and bonnet webbing, which incidently seems to be exactly the same size/length as the MB grille webbing.
Some feed-back please, Do you want to see this level of detail explained? Remember, I'm no expert.
Have a nice day, Sam.