Click here to return to the home page.
Morgan 3 Wheeler
Who's Online Now
9 registered members (RedThree, DavidR, Alistair, Peter J, Craig Jezz, sospan, Toucan, robmog88, petemog), 103 guests, and 19 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
+8Rich 255
John V6 156
Peter J 117
Newest Topics
Driving to France - Switzerland
by Bonesie. 19/01/20 07:44 AM
sense of humour ?
by Alistair. 18/01/20 09:28 PM
Spitfire with Me109 engine
by DaveW. 18/01/20 03:52 PM
What have we been doing the last few weeks?
by milligoon. 18/01/20 03:29 PM
Strange Coincidences ?
by twotribes. 18/01/20 01:42 PM
Rear Axle Removal
by Image. 17/01/20 05:24 PM
NEW MODEL...
by KEVFITZ. 17/01/20 05:14 PM
Latest Photos
Bevel box oil leak
Hogmanay Run
wings on and body on...
Dry and sunny. Trip to Gent  .
Christmas cracker tinkering today
Newest Members
craig123, Martin Medland, banjo2005, kailambers, Martin Peel
6812 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums34
Topics37,031
Posts600,784
Members6,812
Most Online1,033
Dec 28th, 2019
Today's Birthdays
BertR
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Broken ignition key #606468
05/12/19 03:30 PM
05/12/19 03:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
English Shires
F
Farmer Giles Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Farmer Giles  Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
F

Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
English Shires
When I took over my M3W the tip of the ignition key had broken off inside the barrel of the lock. This isn't a problem when using the damaged key but I'm concerned that a) I might loose or damage that key (so would have to cut a bit off the spare) or b) the broken off tip may move and jam the lock mechanism. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might 'rescue' the tip, alternatively has anyone had cause to remove the barrel of the lock as necessary to either shake out the piece(s) or fit a replacement? Comments and suggestions welcome!

Re: Broken ignition key [Re: Farmer Giles] #606487
05/12/19 04:46 PM
05/12/19 04:46 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,544
West of Seattle, USA
LightSpeed Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
LightSpeed  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,544
West of Seattle, USA
Another thought would be to eliminate the wheel lock and the keyed ignition altogether and then you would not have to carry keys but just remember the sequence of hidden switches to turn ignition on and off.

I suspect it is a Puegeot locking system.


Stephen
2019 M3W

Re: Broken ignition key [Re: Farmer Giles] #606545
05/12/19 09:07 PM
05/12/19 09:07 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 913
Devon
Moggo Offline
Talk Morgan Regular
Moggo  Offline
Talk Morgan Regular

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 913
Devon
Try a 2" length of 18 gauge piano wire magnetized by touching the open end with a permanent magnet and very gently teasing out the broken piece of key. It might work - Just a thought.


Graham

1.8 4/4 Ivory.
Toyota Yarris
Volvo V70
Re: Broken ignition key [Re: Farmer Giles] #606684
06/12/19 04:31 PM
06/12/19 04:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,188
N
nick w Online content
Talk Morgan Expert
nick w  Online Content
Talk Morgan Expert
N

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 2,188
There is a tool especially for this situation. It is a thin sliver of metal with half an arrow head at the end. It's possible to insert this and hook the piece out.
Nick

Re: Broken ignition key [Re: Farmer Giles] #606696
06/12/19 05:27 PM
06/12/19 05:27 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,544
West of Seattle, USA
LightSpeed Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast
LightSpeed  Offline
Talk Morgan Enthusiast

Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 1,544
West of Seattle, USA
Farmer Giles, do you have any idea on how the key was broken like that? Was it the original Morgan Key?

And that brings up, how do you get a new MMC key?


Last edited by LightSpeed; 06/12/19 05:28 PM.

Stephen
2019 M3W

Re: Broken ignition key [Re: Farmer Giles] #606866
07/12/19 08:06 PM
07/12/19 08:06 PM
Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
English Shires
F
Farmer Giles Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
Farmer Giles  Offline OP
New to Talk Morgan
F

Joined: Nov 2019
Posts: 5
English Shires
Thanks everybody for your suggestions, I'll give them all a try. Yes, it was the original key but I have no idea how it was damaged. And yes, it is apparently a Peugeot lock and another member was kind enough to obtain a key blank for cutting when extraction is completed.


Moderated by  Aeroman 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1