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New door locks

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:16 pm
by Penfold13
Hello,

I’m looking for a pair of new door locks and an ignition lock for my ‘72, SE5A. I’m struggling to find what to look for and both QRG and Walkers have gone quiet on me. Where’s the best spot to get them from?

Thank you,
Chris

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Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:41 pm
by willholderogri
Mini bl version

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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:26 am
by Penfold13
Hello,

Thank you for the information. I'm struggling to find anything which matches the description though.

Is it easier to buy a barrel or a complete handle and lock kit?

Thanks,
Chris

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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:42 pm
by willholderogri
Complete handle would be easier

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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:45 pm
by scimjim
Type classic mini door handles into eBay - like this

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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:52 pm
by gtcse8
Ignition lock is more difficult to source ?, is everyone sure it`s a Mini item?, the electric switch is, but the lock don`t look right :w

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Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:21 pm
by scimjim
Not sure that the ignition lock is mini - and there’s some atdifferent angles if you’re after the complete thing.

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Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:35 am
by willholderogri
gtcse8 wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Ignition lock is more difficult to source ?, is everyone sure it`s a Mini item?, the electric switch is, but the lock don`t look right
the switch is not mini just the door handles

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:05 pm
by Penfold13
I was slow up the uptake there, BL is British Leyland.

That’s great, new handles ordered now. I just need to sort out the ignition now.

I seem to be struggling to get any response by email from the two main parts suppliers, I guess I’ve got to find an opportunity to phone them whilst at work. Is this normal?


Thanks,
Chris

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:16 pm
by scimjim
Nigel at QRG is usually quick to respond to emails but I think I read that he was away (on holiday?). It’s much quicker to phone Graham than wait for a reply to an email.

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:22 pm
by Penfold13
That’s great, thanks again.

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Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:01 pm
by willholderogri
Penfold13 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:05 pm
I was slow up the uptake there, BL is British Leyland.

That’s great, new handles ordered now. I just need to sort out the ignition now.

I seem to be struggling to get any response by email from the two main parts suppliers, I guess I’ve got to find an opportunity to phone them whilst at work. Is this normal?


Thanks,
Chris
sorry I should have said British Leyland the BMW version is not really a mini

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Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:43 pm
by Joe.
Ignition lock is shared in common with an MG Midget.

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Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:06 am
by Eric2205
Hello,

And for the tailgate ?
Is the lock common to other vehicles?

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Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:35 am
by Joe.
Tailgate lock was also used on the Bond Bug as a canopy handle. I can't think of another big manafacturer that used that part, Lotus possibly?

All the exterior locks and handles were Willmot Breeden Products (they made most locks and handles for the uk car manufacturers.) The company still trade as Western Body Hardware: http://www.westonbodyhardware.com/our-products/ So may be worth giving them a ring?

Theres a few other Scimitar Items listed in their catalouge too...!