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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:01 pm:

Hi, Well I got my 27 Coupe home a few weeks ago. It was missing the key. so I found one on e-bay and it showed up to day. It fits fine in the ignition but not in the door. So is there a different key for doors. I havent heard any talk about different ones for the doors so Iam asking here. Thanks for any help I can get, Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:12 pm:

A repro lock cylinder with keys is cheap from the vendors: http://www.modeltford.com/item/7023DL.aspx
( I don't know about quality though..)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:24 pm:

I have the cylinder in the door. Is there a way to figure what key will work? Thanks, Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:28 pm:

Any good lock smith can make you a key for it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 11:28 pm:

Take it to a locksmith.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sosnoski on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 08:46 am:

There were several different locks used on the doors. There should be a number somewhere on the lock. The Yale FC locks have it on the front under the pivoting cover. The others have it on the side of the lock cylinder, or on the square bar which goes into the door latch. You have to remove the lock from the door and look for the number. If you find a number I can tell you what brand of lock it is. Then you can search Ebay and Hershey for a key.

My 24 Coupe has a Yale DF lock. It uses a flat key kind of like the ignition key. Nobody has blanks for it. A few years ago I was walking around Hershey and found someone with a bunch of keys. He had some of the DF keys. The second one we picked up matched the number of my lock! A little lubrication in the lock and it worked! Last year I found another one on Ebay. So I now have a pair of original Ford script keys for my Coupe door!

Dave S.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 03:09 pm:

Hi Dave, Ok I got the lock out and somewhat cleaned up. The side of the barrel has the letters A2 I think. The 2 has the flat inset for the set screw going part way thru it. So it could be something else. The shank does have the following A1130 stamped on it. Does that help? Can I get a key from a vendor with this info? Can a locksmith use this info? Thanks, Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 04:12 pm:

Ok I got the cylinder out and squirted. Got the clip off and then tapped the lock cylinder out. But the top that has the clip slot broke off as it passed thru the support ring. Pot metal and had swollen and I didnt see it. So now I need a inner cylinder as least or a whole assembly with a key I hope. Thanks for all the info I got. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sosnoski on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 05:58 pm:

I'm not sure. It is possible its a Briggs & Stratton lock. They used a 5 digit key 11111 - 33333, only using the digits 1,2 and 3. Sometimes you find them with an A in front of the numbers. Some of them are pot metal which by now are just a blob of crumbly stuff.

Dave S.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Sunday, September 01, 2013 - 06:57 pm:

Thanks Dave, Well it seams that it is a Briggs & Stratton. But with the square drive in two pieces now it doesnt matter. Except that I need to look for a B&G replacement tumbler. Thanks for all your help, Scott


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