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Sprint Ignition key

PostPost by: memnon » Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:51 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to identify a key from the ignition barrel assembly?

Mine being a sprint is on the steering column. I have the lock etc, but no key and I'll be needing one soon!
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:09 pm

Jason,

There should be a number on the key barrel device. The device is the part into which the key fits. You will have to remove the steering lock to get at it.
If you find the number, this link may help:
http://www.wilcodirect.co.uk/index.php? ... ts_id=3677

Sue Miller & Matty sell the complete lock assembly with keys - perhaps they also sell the device with keys.
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:23 pm

Jason,

If you need one, I'll sell you a complete lock assembly with a matching key.
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PostPost by: memnon » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:32 am

Thanks,


I'll check for the number before I assemble the steering column and before deciding on spending an money

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PostPost by: conmorientes » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:01 pm

Frank Howard wrote:Jason,

If you need one, I'll sell you a complete lock assembly with a matching key.


I'm in almost a same trouble, my barrel is totally broken.
Is this good for a +2 ??? Because, I need one.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:16 pm

memnon wrote:Thanks,


I'll check for the number before I assemble the steering column and before deciding on spending an money

Jason


Do that, because removing the locking steering column is the single worst job on an Elan- even worse than working on the remote door lock connections.

Of course there may be worse jobs on the +2 luxo-barge but I would not know about that. :twisted:
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PostPost by: memnon » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:22 am

....Update.....

The barrel in my steering lock is broken, so even having a key wouldn't help. Looks like I'll have to fork out for a complete new assembly as the barrels a NLA.

Nobody said this would be a cheap hobby, but it means that I will have spent just over what the car is worth complete!
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PostPost by: RichardS » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:15 am

memnon wrote:....Update.....


Nobody said this would be a cheap hobby, but it means that I will have spent just over what the car is worth complete!


You must have been very thrifty!

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:37 am

memnon wrote:Nobody said this would be a cheap hobby, but it means that I will have spent just over what the car is worth complete!



Sounds like bragging to me :wink: :D :wink:
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PostPost by: memnon » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:27 pm

Don't worry, I'll end up going over budget :(
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:57 pm

I've got an original steering column lock with ignition switch and key... $50 plus freight. First come, first served. Direct email is:

[email protected]
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PostPost by: memnon » Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:49 am

Thanks,

I'm in the UK and it never feels right importing Lotus parts back!
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