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Model A steering wheel lock

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bitbuster

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Post Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:40 pm

Model A steering wheel lock

Last October I was given the task of generating a key for a Model A, after-market steering wheel lock. It only had to be completed before spring. After researching the steering wheel and getting the correct blank (thanks for the info Jeff), I have completed the task. Yes, I could have impressioned a key but I chose not to. I gutted the lock and I'm glad I did. The cylinder and all related parts were filthy. I suppose that after 80+ years without service it should have been expected. I soaked the cylinder and rest of the parts in cider vinegar for one week. Wiped all parts and reassembled after I cut a key with my Heller file. I did use graphite. The 2nd key was cut on my key machine. Both keys work smoothly.
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Post Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:49 pm

Re: Model A steering wheel lock

Oh how nice! You didn't cut any corners on this job. I'm sure they'll love it.
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Post Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:56 am

Re: Model A steering wheel lock

that is awesome. Glad I could assist!
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bitbuster

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Post Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:49 am

Re: Model A steering wheel lock

I did shave off the length of the key by 1/16" so the key would bottom out to the shoulder.
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