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Hi all

 

Has anyone taken one of these apart? or replaced the lock barrel on part 710497?

 

It would seem that they come as a single unit.i would like to change the key to open the back to the same key as my doors but would have to access the barrel o do it

 

Any thoughts welcome

 

Aidan

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Hello Aidan.

 

I changed the barrel on my Vitesse and it's a staright forward job.

 

If you look at the Rimmer 710497 you will see a small pin that needs to be pushed out, there may be another within the unit and the same applies. This allows the barrel assembly to come apart.

 

Clean up the handle interior and spray with WD40; then place new barrel in to position and replace the pin(s); all should now work. Do not use oil as it attracts dirt and can cause the lock to work inefficiently.

 

It may be worth contacting the Lockman who specialises in all forms of keys, locks, barrels and the like - his knowledge is second to none and will certainly be a lot cheaper than purchasing via the usual suspects. His products are excellent.

 

I presume this is the info you are seeking; if not apologies.

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Hello Aidan.

 

I have looked at the site and cannot see a seperate listing for a barrel re your vehicle - may be worth giving them a buzz.

 

However that said there is a barrel listed for the Vitesse - Rimmer item 557046 and may well be the same; I do not think Triumph would have bothered creating separate barrels for similar type vehicles; but again some cross referencing with part numbers and photos may assist.

 

Alternatively Canleys or The Lockman

 

The attached may assist ??

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Separate keys on our cars are just a nuisance, I got fed up with separate keys for driver's door, passenger door, rear hatch and petrol cap. The barrels come apart very easily and the "gates" (is that what you call them?) are easily rearranged. I recall there are six in each barrel, but to make all my barrels the same I resorted to four. Now one key opens all. What does it mater? They are no barrier to theft!

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Aidan.

 

I note The Lockman is going to the Triumph & MG Spares Day on the 19th February; could be useful if you are attending.

 

It may be worth contacting him to see if he can assist, he certainly did with my lock barrel.

 

The chap can be cotacted via 07973.374.722 or wilmotlockman@gmail.com and if all good you could collect on the day with your old unit for comparison.

 

Failing that Rimmer will be attending the event and if you place the order beforehand they will take the item to the show which will save on postage.

 

Just some ideas.

 

Good luck.

 

Richard.

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Thanks all

 

just Googled "The Lockman", are these guys a nationwide outfit I wonder?

 

Anyway it would seem I have a local one - well Lincoln anyway so I will give him a call as you have kindly recommended him

 

Cheers

 

Aidan

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Aidan.

 

This chap is a one-man-band, so certainly not nationwide - only in his travels.

 

He is probably the leading authority on all things that require an automotive key and runs a regular column in the Classic Motor Monthly publication.

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Aidan, I think my tailgate key was the same as yours but I'm not 100% sure, it was certainly shorter than the door keys. The door key I use on the tailgate only goes in to the depth of the original key, looks a bit odd but it works fine. It may be that you have to buy a barrel and cannibalise it but you'll find out once you get them apart..

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Hi again

 

Sorry for this dumb Q but how does the lock come off the tailgate?  I have removed the four screws from the lock mechanism inside 9well two actually - as normal on my car two were missing) There was a screw and washer in the centre that I have also removed but nothing seems to want to come apart - do I need to remove the catch plate bolts?

 

Aidan

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Its the lock and handle assembly that will not come away from the latch even though the set screw has been removed. According to the manual the lock and handle should just pull out. I gave it a tap with a hammer from the inside and still no joy. Will leave the wd40 to do its work I think

 

I'd like to know where I can get some of the set screws kx4504 from.

 

Aidan.

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Well in answer to my own question the square shaft that goes from the key lock to the catch was covered in our favourite rust! So the question now is clean up or replacement? I didn't think the shaft would just be untreated steel

 

Aidan

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Aidan.

 

I would soak the shaft in some rust convertor for a day, then wire wool to clean up and then finally coat it with copper slip or similar; that should see you okay. In fact you have nothing to lose by doing that first IMHO before considering a replacement.

 

Regards.

 

Richard.

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Thanks Richard, its currently soaking in penetrating fluid

 

BTW anyone know the dimensions of PN  621373? Unfortunately mine is missing, I assume this fits inside the tailgate keeping the metal on each side from getting squashed together

 

Unfortunately the gasket has  disintegrated any thoughts on an alternative 

 

Thanks

 

Aidan

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