<VV> Re: a good vair day
Sat, 14 Aug 2004 00:46:50 EDT
In a message dated 8/12/2004 4:47:54 PM Pacific Standard Time,
You can't remove the cylinder without breaking it if you don't have the key.
The lock is made of very soft pot metal, and the way the cylinder is
constructed with a sidebar, it is not pick friendly. If you do locate the key, put
the switch in the ACC position, get a large paper clip or a stiff piece of
wire, and push into the small hole that is next to the keyway. You should be
able to pull out the cylinder with the key. Then just unscrew the retainer nut
on the front of the ignition. Well, that is how it works with my '65 anyway.
I have rambled I know.
I am happy to have found this list and I enjoy reading it daily.
1965 Monza 110 convertible
Actually, Lee, that is one difference between the 65 and the 66 ignition
switches. On the 65, you can just unscrew the bezel/nut and push the switch
assembly (complete with key tumbler in place) through and out the bottom. That is
a fast way to hot start a 65 Corvair, just bring your own switch assembly!
Push it out the bottom and use your own assembly! In 1966, they changed the
key tumbler so that the bezel/nut will not clear it as you unscrew it. Indeed,
as you describe, you have to remove the key tumbler to remove the switch
assembly from the dash. - Seth Emerson