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    I would like to blame this on getting old, but it seems I have done it all my life. Think of the best place to put something so that you would never forget it and then totally forget where you put it. I started the engine tear down on my Town Sedan about 14 months ago. Now all is back together and I am eager to do the last few tasks, and start it up. I took out the popout from the dash so I could get it out of the distributor (frozen in) and know that I put the keys somewhere where I would never lose them and they would be easy to find. I have turned my shop and the car inside out and no keys. Is there a number somewhere on the popout so you can get replacement keys?

    Retirement is fun, losing you mind is not!

    Rich

  • #2
    Rich did you check the door pockets? hopefully they show up

    Dick Crabtree or A&L seem to be the go to places for keys... they are both listed in Pluck's pages in the website / supplier info area

    POPOUT (IGNITION) SWITCH
    1. No known website: Dick Crabtree 605-487-7229


    KEYS
    1. No known website: A and L Parts Specialties (860)693-0112 or 2620
    (Connecticut)
    3 ~ Tudor's
    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    • #3
      I would check yer pockets, then go around the whole shop walls checking all the hooks, then the tool box drawers.

      A good mind is a terrible thing to loose.
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • #4
        My electric garage door opener sheared a plastic gear about 10 years ago for the second time.
        Last week I ordered a new gear but later realized I forgot where I put my remote garage door opener. Had to order a new remote.

        How about checking a "secure" place where you knew your keys would not fall in a garbage can or get swept out ........ like under the Model A front seat, a tool box not used often, a container in your garage of some sorts ..... or maybe one of several special secure thought of places in your house.

        Don't get depressed and consider walking off of a cliff .......Think Positive ....... not only were you intelligent enough to hide your keys ..... but by successfully doing so, nobody else found your keys and stole your Town Sedan !!!!!!!!

        Hope this helps!

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        • #5
          Rich did you ever find your keys?
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • #6
            Have not found the keys. But I had a great deal of help from Dick Crabtree, what a terrific gentleman he is. I sent him pictures of my popout and he confirmed it is a reproduction and he is sending me a lock to change out on it with two keys. Pretty amazing that he sends the part and trusts me to send him a check after I receive it. He also says when I have it to call him and he will walk me through the process of changing out the lock part. It is so nice to know that the Model A community is made up of such solid people!

            I will be firing up the car this weekend hopefully. I have invited a bunch of wrenchers who worked for me in the past to my workshop with free beer and bourbon, while I attempt to start the car for the first time in 31 years. I have promised not to try to start it until they are here. How's that for some false confidence in one's mechanical ability!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roadster Rich View Post
              Have not found the keys. But I had a great deal of help from Dick Crabtree, what a terrific gentleman he is. I sent him pictures of my popout and he confirmed it is a reproduction and he is sending me a lock to change out on it with two keys. Pretty amazing that he sends the part and trusts me to send him a check after I receive it. He also says when I have it to call him and he will walk me through the process of changing out the lock part. It is so nice to know that the Model A community is made up of such solid people!

              I will be firing up the car this weekend hopefully. I have invited a bunch of wrenchers who worked for me in the past to my workshop with free beer and bourbon, while I attempt to start the car for the first time in 31 years. I have promised not to try to start it until they are here. How's that for some false confidence in one's mechanical ability!
              That is great, there are more good peeps in this world than no so good. The news media would have us believe trust no one. Not true. I find every sport has a special group.

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