<VV> Early ignition switch cylinder replacement.

Sethracer at aol.com Sethracer at aol.com
Tue Mar 28 13:39:37 EDT 2017

I do not have an early to test this theory on, but on a 1965, the complete  
lock assembly can be removed from the car, without removing the key 
cylinder.  (Not true on a 66-up). The outer ring comes off and the switch pushes 
through,  and you can unplug the harness. If you can do that on your early, 
take the  whole lock assembly to the locksmith and let him remove the 
cylinder. You might  have to pay a bit, but it isn't like a house call. He would 
have more luck with  keys than you. 
In a message dated 3/28/2017 8:06:57 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
virtualvairs at corvair.org writes:

I  recently acquired an early with no key, and the ignition in the "on"  
position.  After trying every one of my collection of B-10 keys with no  luck, 
I got another cylinder with keys.  Now the problem;  How do I  remove the 
useless cylinder when I have no key to get it into the lock  position?  I'm 
thinking I may have to resort to hammer and chisel  tactics, which I hate to 
do to any  Corvair.
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