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  1. #1
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    Default Model A steering wheel lock

    Have recently been asked to make a key for the pictured Model A steering wheel lock. It's a Sargent 4-pin lock which takes an Ilco 1010B blank, which I have. It looks like it will be a PITA to put the springs and top pins in once the plug is removed. They will have to be put in 1 at a time until all 4 sets are in. The front of the plug is stamped G182. Anybody who has done a similar lock, please advise.
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    Haven't done one but that's screaming out to be impressioned tbh bitbuster, it's only 4-pin and you've got the blanks, You'll have a key in an hour or so without the pita disassembly and leaving everything intact.
    Huw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huw Eastwood View Post
    Haven't done one but that's screaming out to be impressioned tbh bitbuster, it's only 4-pin and you've got the blanks, You'll have a key in an hour or so without the pita disassembly and leaving everything intact.
    Yes, I know it can be impressioned but I want to go a different route. Thought someone may have removed plug and generated a key that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitbuster View Post
    Yes, I know it can be impressioned but I want to go a different route. Thought someone may have removed plug and generated a key that way.
    Not found in old Reed General Code Book, I agree with Huw that it should be fairly easy to impression.

    Pete Schifferli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pschiffe View Post
    Not found in old Reed General Code Book, I agree with Huw that it should be fairly easy to impression.

    Pete Schifferli
    Here are the depths and spaces, pre-cut a blank to all #0 depths on your code machine to aid in seeing the impression marks:
    Depths: 0=.173, 1=.286, 3=.261, 4=.248, 5=.236, 6=.223, 7=.221, 8=.198, 9=.186
    Spaces: 1=.216, 2=.372, 3=.528, 4=.684
    HPC Card: X45
    DSD#: 334

    Pete Schifferli

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pschiffe View Post
    Here are the depths and spaces, pre-cut a blank to all #0 depths on your code machine to aid in seeing the impression marks:
    Depths: 0=.173, 1=.286, 3=.261, 4=.248, 5=.236, 6=.223, 7=.221, 8=.198, 9=.186
    Spaces: 1=.216, 2=.372, 3=.528, 4=.684
    HPC Card: X45
    DSD#: 334

    Pete Schifferli
    If you don't have to disassemble the lock, it saves the risk of what you might find out once it is in bits.
    If it is working and easily impressions, that is both the easiest and best way.
    if you can't do that yourself and refuse to pay someone else, then you will have to do it a riskier way.

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