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Got me a 510 (1970 4 door) Last Night. The PO lost keys. So He had taken the tumbler out of the steering column. Then he was using a small key or screwdriver to start it. It works, Did it a couple times and I got it home. I am wondering would I be able to buy from another 510 the 2 door cylinders and ignition piece with its keys, and remove and replace mine? Would this work?


Thanks for your help.



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If you're missing the tumbler, you can find another 510 one and have it re-keyed to match the door locks. Also, be aware that the early 510's had single sided ignition keys, and the later ones had double sided keys, all within 68-73. So be sure you're getting the right one for the car. Or just do like many of us and have one key for the door, and a separate one for the ignition. If you want, changing the pins inside the tumbler is easy to do yourself, but you need a few extra sets to play with to make one good one.

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