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Ignition key availability

Postby cococola » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:02 pm

Can anybody advise where I would get a spare ignition key for my Morris Minor convertible please and weather one can be supplied from my registration number or chassis number?
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby woodywoodchipper » Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:58 pm

ebay,

no to V5 or reg no

you may need to remove the old lock to get the number, once you have got it out its easy to remove the key lock part, just need a pointy stick press the little pin in and the lock comes out,(you will need a key)
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby cococola » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 pm

Ah so I need to dismantle the lock barrel innards to get the key number?
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby Custard » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 pm

You say spare, so presumably you have one already that works.

If your current key has the letters on e.g. FP a locksmith or even the shoe places that cut keys may have a blank so they can copy it unless it is very worn.

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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby cococola » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi Sean
The key that I have is a recut one with no code on it Im afraid, is it something that a mr minit can supply would you know please?
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby Panky » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:14 pm

I took my Mini keys to the local shoe/key cutter bar and he sorted them out no problem. Some of the keys are very similar to the Morris.
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby GraemeT » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:39 pm

Hi - most key guys will be able to copy your existing key so long as they have the correct blanks in stock - the MM keys were just like any other BMC car of the time - they had a number on them that would allow you to reorder (just like locker keys these days) - and that number was not unique to your car so, for example, my dad's 1968 Triumph Herald was traded in for a 1975 Triumph Toledo and the ignition key for the former fitted the latter.

Likewise my 1968 Land Rover matched key numbers with my wife's MM.

It may be cheaper just to go to eBay and buy a new barrel - they come with two keys - the part number is 24G1345 that should match up to 54316731 and those are around £5 incl p&P

Mind you - once the barrel gets old and worn you may find that lots of other things will turn it for you (on our Moggie the key will fall out of the barrel when you go over a bump)
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby cococola » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi Graeme
Ive put it that part number on ebay and it says Triumph, mg midget, would that still be ok please?
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby GraemeT » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:57 am

Hi - 24G1345 is the common barrel/key for just about every BMC car of the period (I lifted that part number from the MOSS catalogue) - it fitted a number of different ignition switches and door latches - hence cheap as chips availability.

It will fit Moggies 1956 on with the dashboard ignition key switch
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Re: Ignition key availability

Postby cococola » Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:10 pm

Thats great Graeme, my keys are silca uni14 key blanks but looking on ebay the ignition is only £6 inc free post so probably the price of a key cut.
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