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#1 Posted : 18 September 2020 20:53:55

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Lost Key,

Does anyone know if this steel,brass? I've tried several different metals to replicate one but to no avail.

Thanks,Pat
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#2 Posted : 19 September 2020 09:43:19

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I think it's just ordinary steel.

You can easily bypass the key (which only actually completes the circuit) by joining the two 'ignition' wires together.
That way all your electrics will work properly even if there's no key. BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 19 September 2020 11:40:43

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pzspeed wrote:
Lost Key,

Does anyone know if this steel,brass? I've tried several different metals to replicate one but to no avail.

Thanks,Pat


Hi Pat

Just found mine (put it away in a “safe” place so as not to loose it :-) )

I put mine across a magnet and can confirm it is Not magnetic. Its only the “handle” part that is black painted and what would be the teeth of the key is raw metal. Its a kind of silvery grey colour so i think its aluminium.

I am still some way from finishing my build but when i did test the key i found it was not very good and you had to “jiggle” the thing around To get it too do what it is supposed too.

Just wondering if the switch it activates is of the type “normally closed” and putting in the key makes that switch “open”.

You could try a piece of fine plastic of the correct thickness to the key and that would prove it one way or other.

Hope you manage to get yours sorted.

Tony
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#4 Posted : 19 September 2020 11:42:21

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Sorry never saw Roys update as i had your query on open so i could look at mine this morning to see if i could help.

Never thought of bypassing the key switch but i might give that a go on mine as i know the little key thing never worked properly when i tested mine.

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