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No key

Postby burnham28 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:54 am

I haven't got a key to lock the back doors on my traveller. How easy is it to dismantle the locking mechanism to find out what the key number is which I assume is stamped on the square shaft or do I keep trying different keys till I find the right one.
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Re: No key

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:51 pm

Heritage Certificate would tell you key numbers unless the locks had been changed.
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Re: No key

Postby ManyMinors » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:05 pm

You've answered your own question.. The key number is stamped into the square shaft and visible if you remove the handle.
A Heritage Certificate is an expensive way of obtaining this information - and if the handle has been replaced already, you'll be no wiser anyway :wink:

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:45 pm

Hi,
I seem to remember seeing someone with a whole board full of spare original keys somewhere, does anyone else remember this and who they were?
It would be useful to know where a key might be obtained to match a given number.
Best wishes,
Mike.
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Re: No key

Postby Sleeper » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:08 pm

Newark Autojumble usually has a good selection , as does Tatton Classic car show..

John ;-)

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Re: No key

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:42 am

There are several sellers on ebay who list new/old type car keys cheaply. Most of those on Morris Minors will be FP prefix followed by 3 numbers up to about 1961(?) and then FS prefix thereafter. Many of the Minor specialists can probably help too.

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Re: No key

Postby smithskids » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:32 pm

Let me know the number ,I have quite a few.

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:31 pm

I'm looking for '886' for my replacement boot lock if anyone has one? Image below (the 'dampness' is penetrating fluid - it's having a soak).

If not I shall have to look up how you swap the barrel on the boot lock, if its possible......
Many thanks,
Mike.
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Update: Looking on eBay I spotted a near miss 'FS 887'.
This comes with the handle and lock for a two door (door lock / handle).
My replacement boot lock -- the original is so pitted it is never going to be presentable again -- is of the later type (no screw heads visible / not unscrewable from the outside), so I assume my locks key may be prefixed 'FS' -- FS886.
Like I said, near miss....... :roll:
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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:08 pm

Link to key selection for anyone looking:
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Re: No key

Postby busguy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:51 pm

I have a FS886 key. It is straight and not worn.
I can mail it to you if you want to try it, and if it doesn't fit, just send it back to me.
Let me know if you are interested in it. John

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:49 pm

I have a FS886 key. It is straight and not worn.
I can mail it to you if you want to try it, and if it doesn't fit, just send it back to me.
Let me know if you are interested in it. John
PM sent.
Many thanks,
Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:55 pm

Johns 'FS886' key was a perfect fit, so I now have a fully functional and very presentable bootlock. Many thanks to him. :D
As soon as the new gasket arrives it will be fitted.
It just goes to underline the value of not throwing old keys away, when it comes to classic cars.
Just a thought but perhaps old spare keys, that people no longer have a use for or wish to hang onto, could be sent to our clubs 'sparesman', to be kept as a pool of spares for those in need?
Like I say, just an idea.......
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2 on axle stands needing more welding......

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Re: No key

Postby SteveClem » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:21 pm

Mike, do you know that John(busguy) is the hero who saved a very special Minor? :D
He doesn’t just do keys!

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Re: No key

Postby busguy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:43 pm

:wink: :oops:
Thanks Steve

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:24 pm

Mike, do you know that John(busguy) is the hero who saved a very special Minor? :D
He doesn’t just do keys!
Now I am intrigued, which special Minor is this John? (Steve? If John is too modest...).....
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Re: No key

Postby busguy » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:54 pm

Mike
To give you a clue! The vehicle Steve mentioned was the last of the line started by NWL576, and was compared/roadtested with NWL for Classic Cars magazine of July 1994. Cheers John

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Re: No key

Postby SteveClem » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:52 pm

The club own the car now...

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Re: No key

Postby jagnut66 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:35 pm

Ahhhh, well, well......
Good on you John.
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