I have a 1927 touring with an accessory locking steering column. I would like to inspect and lubricate the steering gears at the top of the column. I have no idea how to access the gears. The column lock completely encloses the top of the column, and I don't have a key. I purchased the car from the estate of a deceased person, so finding the key is not an option. Any ideas?
You may need to hire a locksmith to pick it or drill it.
Without brand name or good photos don't know if anyone can help. It's not a Ford item and there were number of different units sold aftermarket.
Yep - agree with Rick. A good locksmith will pick it and then make you some keys for it.
I would venture to day it's not locked now. He needs to remove the assembly to look and service the gear box under it.
Post pictures and we can help
Please note: Most of these "Locking Wheel" devices DO NOT LOCK the wheel. They make the wheel "free wheel". As in you have no steering control. They have been known to "unlock" while you drive. There was a local T guy a few years ago had one do this at around 40MPH and he ended upside down in a ditch. Please be careful with this unit. Dan
My long-term goal is to replace or overhaul the column without the lock.