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what cars used the electrolock popout


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Based on Notes I have made from various sources while pulling information for my 1930 Chrysler 77 (and please note that I can't vouch for the original accuracy this is paraphrased from a service manuals as best I can, I personally am no expert):<P>The ElectroLock 5B has the armored cable that runs from the distributor to the key lock in the car. In 1929 Delco Remy had acquired the rights (may have actually acquired them in 1928, not certain on that) and was manufacturing the ElectroLocks themselves. The switching mechanism is different than the earlier pre Delco units. The earlier units utilized a push-pull mechanism rather than the turning movement Delco introduced in 1929. There is a special wrench for taking apart the ferrule end of the Electrolock cable, where it attaches to the special ElectroLock stud on the distributor. The big anti-theft push on these was that the points were grounded when it was locked, making it difficult to bypass the switch with a jumper wire. One would have to remove the distributor cap and hot wire the points to the coil, as well as bypass the connection for the electric gauges, etc on cars so equipped (cars with the 'B' series).<P>With regards to what is required in this case, the B series ElectroLocks should have 3 terminals, one for the battery, one for the gas gauge and coil, and one for the coil only. I am not certain if other variants such as the 'B', and '9B' parts can be directly interchanged or not. If needed I do have some documentation on these regarding disassembly, cleaning and repair, but it does pertain to the 9A/9B series as used on 1929 Chevrolets and Whippets (perhaps others too, that is the limit of my knowledge), rather than the 5B, which I believe is similar in nature.<P>PS: While on this topic if anyone reading happens to have a Delco-Remy 659-B or 659-E distributor, with the ElectroLock 5B they would be interested in parting with, please let me know, my car would be eternally thankful, and I would appreciate it too!<P><BR>Rich<BR><A HREF=http://www.1930Chrysler77.com>http://www.1930Chrysler77.com</A><BR>Member AACA, WPCC

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Guys, The big National Service Manuals have quite a lot of info on these units. I have several manuals- the 1937 one has a complete list of applications for these. If you need specific info, I could post copies of the data. Auburn, Cadillac, Chandler, Chrysler, Essex, Ford Franklin, Hudson, Hupmobile, LaSalle, Packard, Peerless, Reo, Whippet and Willys Knight are listed as using these (types 5 - 15)

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I posted electrolock data up on my website, for those that are looking for it. I hope it may help out. This information was provided by Kisselman (Thanks Greg!). It is a PDF file, so you'll need acrobat reader to display it. If you have additional electrolock information please let me know, I am happy to post any and all information I can to help others out.<P><A HREF=http://www.1930chrysler77.com/documents/electrolock2.pdf>http://www.1930chrysler77.com/documents/electrolock2.pdf</A><P>Rich<BR><A HREF=http://www.1930Chrysler77.com>http://www.1930Chrysler77.com</A><BR>Member AACA, WPCC

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