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Tim 435

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Location: Pa. , USA

Post Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:29 pm

HEAD LOCK

Found a nos head lock w/keys but how do I get the old one out " 65 Pan " ? any help appreciated , thanks, Tim
Vintage roadracing, Class C, AHRMA # 335
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37ULH

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Location: somerset, oh usa

Post Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:01 pm

Re: HEAD LOCK

try a search Tim as this has come up and was thoroughly explained by Chris. The short of it is it's pinned in from my understanding with pinning hard to detect without blasting. Welding something to the pin to get it out.
Any chance that there might be another where this one came from as I need one for the 67 project?
Good luck.
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Tim 435

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Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:11 am

Re: HEAD LOCK

Hello Steve, yes what i've found it is pinned, problem is the frame is painted so welding is out, tried drilling the pin out with no luck, next will talk to a locksmith and see if he can make a key for the original in the frame, if that works I'll sell you mine for what I paid or you can try Bills Custom here in Pa., thank, Tim
Vintage roadracing, Class C, AHRMA # 335
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Chris Haynes

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:45 am

Re: HEAD LOCK

Too bad ya started messing with it before you found out how to do it. The way is to weld a small blob on top of the pin. Then use a pair if visegrips to pull it out. With the pin removed everything comes out easily. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO REMOVE IT WITHOUT DESTROYING IT..
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37ULH

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Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:18 am

Re: HEAD LOCK

Thanks Tim and good luck. Having the key made should not be a problem if the lock assy is there and not compromised. A good locksmith can just look into the tumbler, read it and cut the key correctly the first time most of the time.
Just looked at my 65 keys and the key blank should be b334.
Let me know 750uhv@gmail.com
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Chris Haynes

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Location: Los Angeles, CA

Post Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:25 pm

Re: HEAD LOCK

37ULH wrote:Thanks Tim and good luck. Having the key made should not be a problem if the lock assy is there and not compromised. A good locksmith can just look into the tumbler, read it and cut the key correctly the first time most of the time.
Just looked at my 65 keys and the key blank should be b334.
Let me know 750uhv@gmail.com


B334 is the code number for your lock. Now that we all know it.......:D

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