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 Posted: 02-10-2010 05:53 pm
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The ignition switch/key on my '74 1/2 is just about failed. I'm afraid to actually remove the key as it takes about 5 minutes of playing with the key and switch to be able to turn the cylinder.

I'm looking to replace the switch/cylinder/key but there are no NOS ignition switches available from JH/Delta. Has anyone ever successfully cross referenced the ignition switch to another British roadster of the era. These assemblies are readily available from Moss, TRF, and Victoria British for the Triumph, MG and Jaguar.

I'm making the mental jump that since the ignition is electrical maybe it was a common part supplied by Lucas???

Any other words of wisdom on replacing the key/ignition would also be appreciated

thanks

Ed

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 Posted: 02-10-2010 07:46 pm
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Have you tried removing the assembly and taking it to a lock smith, if it's a tumbler issue they should be able to help.

Not sure about a swap to another make, but bruce Madden in Atlanta probably has some kicking about that he would sell you, 404-261-2552.

Good luck.   Brett

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 Posted: 02-14-2010 02:21 pm
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They are easy enough to replace.  Bruce Madden in Atlanta, GA has a large stock of them.

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 Posted: 07-14-2016 05:06 am
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How do you remove the ignition switch?

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 Posted: 07-14-2016 12:47 pm
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I'llI assume we're talking about the lock mechanism (the part with the key.) Drop the steering column (four bolts as I recall). The lock is clamped to the steering column with two breakaway bolts. Drill the heads off of them and the switch comes right off. Install the new switch with appropriately sized allen head bolts and reinstall the column.

I just did the same thing a few weeks ago - Bruce madden is still the guy to see for used ignition lock mechanisms. He's posted his contact info here previously: RedRacerbm@gmail.com or call at 404-261-2552. As I recall it was about $65 plus shipping. Bruce a great guy to talk to - a wealth of info and willing to share.

Clinton

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 Posted: 07-14-2016 04:22 pm
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Thanks for the reply. I have the lock mechanism off. Is there any way to get the cylinder out to take to a lock smith? I will give Bruce a call.

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 Posted: 07-15-2016 04:15 am
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You can get the breakaway bolts if your concerned about security or originality. The ones for the TR7-8 are the same.

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