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I've lost the key to my dad's (now my) 31 Model A.  I know I will eventually find it but am looking for something that can be done in the meantime.  It has an original pop-out ignition.  Can a typical lock smith cut a key for these ignitions?

 

Thanks,

 

-Ethan

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If you can find the key number- might need to pull the switch out - there was a guy on eBay that can cut a key from the code. I had one done for a rumbleseat handle and it was spot on. The ignition has it usually on the side of the ferrule where the key goes in or on the face below it. I wish I could describe it better. All bets are off if it is either a replacement or troop.

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Thanks for the information.  I pulled the bezel and looked all over the lock and couldn't find a number.  I found a locksmith that can make a key for a reasonable price.  I'm going to keep looking for the key I had for a bit. 

 

Hey fordboy.  I live a little south of Kansas City.

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I found the dam key!  I guess it's time to make some copies, roll it out of the garage, and fire it up!

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Not so soon ! How long since it has been started? Wayne

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Hey Wayne,

 

I think it had been about 3 years since I last started it.  It ran pretty well other than one really loud backfire.  I think I had the low speed mixture set to rich.  I leaned it out and let it warm up.  Things seemed good although still rich. 

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On 3/11/2016 at 0:47 PM, snozkc said:

I found the dam key!  I guess it's time to make some copies, roll it out of the garage, and fire it up!

 

That is THE best insurance you can have for NOT losing a key....... :D 

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On 4/29/2016 at 1:05 PM, AlCapone said:

Did you start it yet? Wayne

 

I sure did Al.  There's nothing like fresh gas, a charged battery, and the key to rectify the situation. :)

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Now my advice is enjoy, enjoy and enjoy some more! Best regards,  Wayne

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