Max's 67 Ghia Build

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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:20 am

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Max, if you haven't done the feeding of the electrical though the tube; when I referred to a knot the "figure 8" knot one of the best of the common knots to use. Those of us who sailed or grew up around the Navy know it as a "thrown knot" as you can throw the loop in a line then throw the tail of the line through the loop to use as an emergency stop for a loose running line rather try to hand stop it and get into trouble. I've thrown one a couple times myself only once in an emergency though.

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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by Max Welton » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:23 am

Amazing the things one can learn in a car-hobby forum. ;-)

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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by Max Welton » Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:55 pm

Today I had a key made for my original ignition ... and it turned out to be even worse than the nicer one I just bought. :(

I have to believe an intermittent switch could cause all sorts of crummy running even with a stock points and coil setup. My Megasquirt would just crap its little pants. So neither switch is usable.

I needed to learn how these things go together so I decided to try taking the uglier of the two apart. The guys at the locksmith said the face looked like it would come off by simply filling the heads off these little pins and punching them out.
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So I dremmeled them and applied a small punch to each side. As I forced the face away from the housing, the key tumbler broke inside. The rest of the tumbler is still held by something.
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Fine. Around to the backside. It looks like the plastic piece that holds the male spades was captured by peaning in the case at three points. I saw no way of getting the needle-nose pliers in there so I used a tiny grinder to mill them away. That plastic is very brittle after 53 years and just crumbled when I tried to pull it out. Carnage. :(
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Yeah, the contacts are very worn.

So that's where I stopped. This one-year only part is now a bag of broken parts.
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I'm thinking the tumbler may need to be in a particular position (maybe "start") in order to slide out. I need to sit and think some before attacking the poor thing again.

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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by BAJA-IT » Mon May 04, 2020 5:50 pm

Can the plastic part be replaced by a 3D printed piece?
If so, then you wouldn't have to worry as much about taking the other one apart.
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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by Bruce.m » Wed May 06, 2020 4:14 am

Might be possible to fit the <70 T1 switch to that special housing, perhaps with a 3D print collar?
Can you see the part that engages with the switch?
There may be a small pin that connects the key barrel to the tooth section that engages the switch and that’s why it snapped. That how it works on the T1 part.

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Re: Max's 67 Ghia Build

Post by Max Welton » Wed May 06, 2020 10:57 am

I may need to cut the housing open to see how the two sections are connected.

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