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Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by Brennen, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    Where can you buy new or old. The piece that holds the ignition in? For a 74 baywindow bus
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Ignition isn't from a 74 kombi more like a 71-72 kombi. To get the ignition out (where the key goes) You need what you have got a wire hook that you have to fish to find the hole which is on the blind side when you are looking inside the ignition housing in the back of the unit.
    I do find it better to have a hook at both ends gives you something to hold onto when pulling on the wire which is compressing the spring in the ignition itself.
    Do you need the switch out with the wires.?
    Where are you located in NSW If you having trouble getting it out I'll get it out,as long as the hole hasn't been buggered by others.
    What is wrong with what you have got? As it isn't easy finding parts new or old for that year model unit.If you do find it will cost a fair amount money unless you are lucky.
     
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  3. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    Photo is just off the internet as a reference. I can’t seem to get the barrel out of my old one was going to see how much they were worth but I will have another go this arvo and see if I can get it out. Located near Nowra NSW. What size wire do you use to fit in the hole?
     
  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Picture of what I use top of photo is the end that is shaped that goes in the hole . I use cyclone wire 3mm ,But the end is tapered down to 2 mm which is for making it easy to get into the hole. The over all shape helps get it over the the back of the ignition to get the wire in the hole to get it out.
    If the whole unit is still in the car ,it is a different kettle of fish your wire needs to be a lot longer and it is x10 times harder to get out and make sure you disconnect the battery if you are doing it in the car.
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  5. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    Thank you I will give it a go and let you know how I go. Cheers
     
  6. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    I got it out super easy haha took 5 minutes today and 2 hours of swearing yesterday. Made up a little hook and put a point on the end of it. Worked a treat. Cheers for the help wayne!
     
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  7. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You know can go to Maccas with the swear jar:D and reward yourself for todays achievement well done.:) That housing in correct photo for a 74 housing .What is wrong/problem ?
     
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  9. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    Got a new barrel the old one isn’t working not 100% sure what’s wrong with it just won’t turn. Housing has 2 holes drilled in it from the guy I bought it off but I should be able to fix it. My kombi isn’t currently running it’s getting painted at the moment and then I need to bring it home and get the mechanical side of it going. I have started doing a few things and just started collecting some parts getting ready to do it all. Just money and time.
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brennen,
    I've got a housing you can have if you need one.
    Cheers
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If the key goes in but doesn't turn ,it might be an indication that the key isn't correct for the ignition,You can change the brass keys over inside the ignition to make the key work in that ignition.
     
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  12. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    For a 74? The housing I have just has a couple holes but is it die cast metal? Can’t weld them up?
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    See how you go with @David H if he has the correct housing, I have one as well.I know mine has a dent in it but never tried getting it out,as I don't have that year model kombi so I would be using it so I didn't bother hammering it out.
     
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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Brennen,
    Die cast can be braised...it just takes time , knowledge & patience with the heat in/out. Mine is the same as Waynes. Not taken the key lock out yet. He has told me how to but I'm yet to get a round tuit;). Now you've done one the second should be easy with the Wayne advice/success.
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    Wires come free;).
    Cheers
     
  15. Brennen

    Brennen New Member

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    I’ll see if I can get my one fixed up, should be alright but thank you. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’ll fix it up this week.
     
  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    @David H
    Mmm That blinker stalk in above photo left hand side how many wires has it got coming off it?
    :D
     

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