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Old 06-03-2009
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Hi Bill,

You're not gonna believe this one.....

Turns out the poke hole in "that" model ignition switch is a fake hole and useless. He had to drill a small hole, actually a few holes until he found the real release.

He brought me the switch and lock and he asked if he could keep the cylinder for his collection, he doesn't see many of that type security cylinder and they were even scarce "back in the day".

I felt so much better after his difficulty, LOL...sorta redeemed.
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Paul,

I was just curious about keeping the same key. We do not have a rear ignition, So when I replace, this switch, I will just make a few extra copies. I would not trust my accuracy to drill holes in the aluminum casting.
I carry a spare, which I had shipped to Dave Swan ( Dave was stuck in a campground and was trying to meet us at Maxton, & could not locate this part easily).
In the future order from

http://www.southwestbrake.com/p_pic_wixom.htm

the switch is about $15 or $16.00 plus shipping. I feel guilty since Dave gave me $30. for the switch, since I did not remember the price , I owe him a brew. Thanks for the additional info...
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Old 06-03-2009
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Paul,
That is the switch I had in my 50 ford and the same ones in the last 3 Blue Birds that I have owned. Some things never change.
Bob
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Old 10-27-2012
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Needed a switch for mine, sourced this feed for part number. Went to pollock link to their part number which doesn't cross, but found jeep part number on their page which is 931697. Jeep number crosses to napa ech ks6599. Not normally stocked in stores, but is in warehouses for next day delivery.
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Old 10-27-2012
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I replaced my key switch with a large Cole Hersey lever switch....no key needed. Available at most truck parts shops and I have a spare.
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Old 08-19-2018
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The Pollak in our 88FC is 31-139.
http://pollak.thomasnet.com/item/swi...1-139?&seo=110

But it looks like this
http://pollak.thomasnet.com/item/swi...-1453?&seo=110

I think the web pictures are screwed up............. ???????

I had to pre-order from a truck parts store, NAPA does not carry this Pollak. But other switches should fit in a pinch.
Mr Pape do you know if upper link is the one I would need for a 1980 BB. It looks like an exact match but I’m new to the BBirds.
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Mr Pape do you know if upper link is the one I would need for a 1980 BB. It looks like an exact match but I’m new to the BBirds.
Sorry Alan I do not know if this switch fits your 1980,
Try removing & label the wires, take it to an auto parts store to match it
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