I am reaching out to this group in hopes to find an answer to my dilemma. We have lost the keys to our 1974 MG MGB convertible. I have reached out to several locksmiths in the area and they do not make keys for older cars nor do they know which key it would use. Apparently there are 4 different options it could be. I am very inexperienced regarding this matter.
Does anyone know who I can contact regarding this matter? Or how I figure out what key needs to be made for this car? And who would come out and make one?
I would really appreciate any help or advise. I live in Vancouver, Washington.
You can order key blanks from Victoria British or the whole switch and key if needed.
I had the same situation. Ordered a new switch and key.
I did a replacement of the steering lock and switch assembly on the steering column. It wasn't difficult. Was about $125.
Do you have any friends with MGs? Many seem to share the same key, you may get lucky and find a match that you could then copy.
Triple-C.com also sells key blanks. You can then take them in to a professional locksmith who can cut them for your lock. This does not mean just any key duplicator - they don't have the knowledge nor the equipment. The other option is to buy an entire new lock with a matched key already cut. You can get those from numerous suppliers including Moss Motors, LBCarCo, and others.
If your key also opened the trunk (Boot) or the glove box you should have a real locksmith make you a new key and don't get a replacement lock for the ignition or you will still be locked out of the rest of the car. Northwest Import Parts is located across the river from you in Portland. They are a Moss dealer and only sell parts for MG's. https://www.northwestimportparts.com/default.aspx