I removed a small screw on the side of the steering Lock and it screwed right off. When I screwed it back on it it didn't go all the way. I tried to take it back off and it stopped after a quarter turn. Since I don't have a key, I assumed it was unlocked or broken when I took it off the first time. How do I get this thing off? It has SF YALE 47 on the lock.
Had a similar lock which my father in law took to a local locksmith who looked up the lock number in an old book and made a key that worked. I would never thought of that.
I took the steering column to the locksmith today. He had the key blank but had me leave it. The code was in his book since it was a YALE lock. I don't know why I asked for two keys. Since it's a Touring, it's not like I'm going to lock the key in the car.
Thanks for your suggestion.
I had the same idea with a lock on one of my T's, never need it till I got home from a run and had no keys as they had slid out and through the floor boards so now I order two keys just in case also a week later a guy rang and said he had found my keys as the name tag was still on them.
I have one on my 26 coupe. Have yet to figure how to remove the entire locking assembly from the steering column. Jerry.
Jerry, I had one one a 24 T that was a mystery for a while. Think of the lock as a steering gear cover. It is threaded on like an original cover with normally one exception. The manufacturer wanted to make sure the cover (lock) could not be unscrewed. What I found was a peened over and smoothed over set screw that was drilled down through the cover so the screws hit the top of the threaded steering gear. I drilled them out and the lock unscrewed like an original cover. When I put it back, I tapped the steering gear threaded area and used some oval headed screws in place of the hidden screws. Hope that helps.