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Paul
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Posts: 12
From: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-20-2002 05:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul        Reply w/Quote
I have to replace the ignition switch and lock cylinder on my 1965 Mustang. I cannot turn the lock cylinder with the key. So the question is how do I get this bugger out? I hate to use a hammer/chisel or dent puller and take a chance on ruining the dash. I keep thinking it shouldn't be too bad but after looking at it again today it doesn't look too easy.

Any ideas or help?

Thanks

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 10-20-2002 06:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Paul

If you use a 1/4 drill bit and drill out the key slot, you should be able to get a screw driver into the lock cylinder so you can turn it to ACC, insert a paper clip and remove it.

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Alex Denysenko
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Paul
Journeyman

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From: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-20-2002 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul        Reply w/Quote
Thanks so much for your reply. To tell you the truth I would have never thought of that. I guess it takes awhile to turn back the clock and work on a car that was built when one was 17. Of course I am still 17 mentally!!

I am glad that I stumbled onto this forum. It is going onto my favories list. I have looked for a few weeks for a good forum and I believe that I have found one!

Thanks again,

Paul

capri man
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Posts: 8777
From: doerun, ga.
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 10-20-2002 06:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man        Reply w/Quote
welcome paul, we have several members from up around atlanta. you will like it here. just watch out for the wild and crazy dancin grrls!!!!!!!!

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Paul
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From: Atlanta, Ga, USA
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posted 10-20-2002 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul        Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the welcome. As a former Navy guy I always keep my eye out for the Dancin Grrls. Actually I live 80 or so miles North of Atlanta---But Atlanta is the only city of signifance in the area.

I got a 1965 Mustang Convertible a few weeks ago and as with most equipment it may need a few things every once in awhile. Some things I am okay with and some I may have questions about. Like this ignition switch deal.

This is my second Mustang. The first was an '84. It has been a long time dream of mine to have one of the original Ponies. This one is a 1965 Convertible, 289, with the GT package.

Paul

Fastymz
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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
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posted 10-20-2002 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to MM Paul,sounds like you picked the right car.

SCOOP

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johnmustang
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From: British Columbia , Canada
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 10-20-2002 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnmustang        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Paul , sounds like you have a great classic pony , now is the time to post pictures for all of us to look at

JOHN

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kcode
Gearhead

Posts: 3415
From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
Registered: Jun 99

posted 10-20-2002 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Paul,

At 80 miles north of Atlanta you would almost be in downtown Chattanooga.

You have to watch out for the guy from Doerun, Georgia, thats in south Georgia....
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68F100
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posted 10-20-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Welcome to M&M Paul. You definitely came to the right place.

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Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 10-20-2002 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson        Reply w/Quote
Hi Paul. Welcome to Mustangsandmore.com. You couldn't have found a better place on the net for mustang help and great fun. Check out all the forums and enjoy. Please stop by "Sam's Place" and introduce yourself and your mustang to the rest of the members.

Dave & Terri

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Paul
Journeyman

Posts: 12
From: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-24-2002 03:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul        Reply w/Quote
Alex,

Got the ignition switch out today. A friend of mine who has been to several police schools, among those schools was on involving locks was able to get it out. So no drilling or mess was needed. I might add that I was ready to through my hands up and quit.

Just wanted to thank you again for your reply. I will continue to read the various posts and try to learn and refresh myself as much as I can.

Thanks for your response.

Paul

Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 10-24-2002 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote

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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

69 Sportsroof
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Posts: 2814
From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 10-24-2002 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Paul:
Actually I live 80 or so miles North of Atlanta---But Atlanta is the only city of signifance in the area.

Paul


Hey! We all know of a very knowledgeable young man north of Atlanta in Alpharetta with a 66 GT that would just love to give you tons of advice about your new Mustang...... Just kidding but the rest of the folks here know of whom I speak.

Oh yeah. Welcome! I've been a member here since March and just got my Mustang a few weeks ago. This is without a doubt the best forum you will find.

[This message has been edited by 69 Sportsroof (edited 10-24-2002).]

Paul
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From: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 10-24-2002 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul        Reply w/Quote
Well any help (qualified) would be welcome. However, got a feeling I may have to ackle most of this by myself. Not a problem, kind of a refresher course in auto work. The cureent work has been in wiring, etc. This weekend it is check the alternator time as it doesn't appear to be charging and the battery keeps getting lazy. The gauge doesn't show a charge. So I will check the alternator and get it repaired if it isn't putting out enough juice. The nice thing about it not being a daily driver is there is no big rush.

Oh by the way Alpharettta is a pretty good jaunt from here. I am up in what they call the North Georgia Mountains. Actually on weekends it seems as if alot of Atlanta is up here.

Moneymaker
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Posts: 29200
From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 10-24-2002 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Yes, that small Georgia problem was handled quietly and appropriatly.


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Alex Denysenko
Co-Administrator and Moderator

NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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