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Triumph TR6 - Ignition Barrel Install
|The ignition key on my '74 is getting increasingly difficut to insert. Has anyone been able to replace the barrel or do I have to replace the whole works? How difficult was the job? Should I just call a locksmith? Where did you get the new innerds and keys? |
I would like to clear this up before I get stranded.
Thanks in advance,
|There's nothing you can do about this, you'd better sell the car to me for scrap and buy a Toyota.|
|I think a good option while you figure it out (in case you get stranded) is to first by-pass and attach a hot wire switch. Then tinker with the barrel at your time and pace.|
|Steve I have just replaced this Item on a 71 TR6 and the barrel is not an option, Bite the bullet and get the assembly with the steering lock, The job is not a nightmare but the most difficult part is removing the shear bolts, this can be achieved with a good sharp centre punch and small hammer, This job is detailed in the TR6 workshop manual, Good luck|
|Thanks for your input. I'll get an order in for the assembly with lock. |
I wonder if some cleaning with a spray lubricant or possibly some dry graphite dust will help to extend the life of the key barrel? I agree with Clive in that getting a whole new assembly is the way to go, but if you are like me and funds are tight and judiciously allocated to the "major" stuff, a little graphite may do the trick until you get the part on hand. Maybe you have already tried this route? Cheers!
|A worn out key or lock almost left me stranded by locking the steering col. I never liked the awkward posistion of lock, so it was a good opprotunity to move the ign. switch back to the dash, like the early cars. I had an old TR4 switch in the parts bin, so it was even more painless. |
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