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Questions and Answers / Re: Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by amgba on April 17, 2019, 09:26:45 PM »
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.
Cliff Maddox

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.
Barry Barnes

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
Jim Lema
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General Discussion / Re: Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by amgba on April 17, 2019, 09:26:04 PM »
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.
Cliff Maddox

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.
Barry Barnes

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
Jim Lema
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Cars for sale / 1980 MGB Limited Edition
« Last post by amgba on April 17, 2019, 07:47:27 PM »
1980 MGB Limited Edition, same owner for 35 years. 71,000 miles 12,900.00 Please contact: D'Arcy Ballinger at 815-954-5184 or Shuffleshoes@yahoo.com . More photos available upon request, IL
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General Discussion / Re: Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by amgba on April 17, 2019, 03:24:48 PM »
You can order key blanks from Victoria British or the whole switch and key if needed.
Jim Collinson

I had the same situation. Ordered a new switch and key.
Rick Hatsell

I did a replacement of the steering lock and switch assembly on the steering column. It wasn’t difficult. Was about $125.
Joe Griffin
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General Discussion / Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by march2019 on April 17, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
Hello-
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. 

Kind regards,
Sharon
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Questions and Answers / Re: Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by amgba on April 17, 2019, 03:24:48 PM »
You can order key blanks from Victoria British or the whole switch and key if needed.
Jim Collinson

I had the same situation. Ordered a new switch and key.
Rick Hatsell

I did a replacement of the steering lock and switch assembly on the steering column. It wasn’t difficult. Was about $125.
Joe Griffin
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Questions and Answers / Lost keys- Where and how to find a replacement?
« Last post by march2019 on April 17, 2019, 01:31:19 PM »
Hello-
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. 

Kind regards,
Sharon
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AMERICAN MGB ASSOCIATION 42nd ANNUAL MEET 2019 - MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA
OCTOBER 4-5, 2019

in conjunction with THE MYRTLE BEACH BRITFEST

The seventh Annual Myrtle Beach Britfest 2019 Car Show to be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at The Market Common of Myrtle Beach!
The Myrtle Beach Britfest will be held at The Market Common located on Farrow Parkway between Highway 17 Business and Highway 17 By-Pass in Myrtle Beach.  In addition to all of the beautiful British cars, only a block away is The Market Common which boasts lots of shops, restaurants and a cinema so your weekend will be packed with fun for everyone!
Dash Plaques will be given to all early registration entrants and will be available for most late and “day-of” registrations.  Award Plaques or Trophies will be presented to winners in each class.  A Special Award for the entry with the “Best Picnic Presentation” will be given.  And back by popular demand will be a “Ladies English Tea and Crumpets” featuring a contest for the “Best Hat”.  Special “Britfest” t-shirts will also be available.  Food vendors, restrooms, local restaurants, and shopping are available nearby all day!
There will be a Welcome Reception at Nacho Hippo located in The Market Common, 1160 Farrow Pkwy., Friday night. Special guest hotel rates at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Beach Oceanfront.

Friday (October 4) Evening Reception:
Nacho Hippo Restaurant

Saturday (October 5) Events Agenda:
Show Field Opens to Parking
Ladies English Tea
Late Registration Closes and Voting Begins
Popular Voting Ends
Awards Presentation, Raffles, Etc.

If you would like to show off your British automotive beauty, then you need to fill out and mail a registration form today.  Early registrations receive better rates.   Register early and plan to stay all weekend to soak up the fun!
For more information contact Rod Smith, Myrtle Beach Britfest Committee Chairman, at jrodsmith@yahoo.com or phone: 843-651-7644.  Or visit our website at http://www.grandstrandbritishcarclub.com.  This will be a fantastic event and we would hate for anyone to miss out on the fun!

Contact: the American MGB Association at 773-769-7084
          or AMGBA, 5433 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60640, email: info@mgclub.org, website: www.mgclub.org

or in South Carolina:  Rod Smith, Phone: 843-527-7840, email: jrodsmith@yahoo.com, website: www.GrandStrandBritishCarClub.com
      if you are planning to attend contact the above to
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News and Announcements / Meet the New Members!
« Last post by amgba on April 12, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
This topic highlights some of the new members that have joined the club since the last New Members was published. Recent members may appear in a subsequent topic.

Jeff Wilhelm, Jamestown, North Dakota

Bobby G. James, Colorado Springs, CO

David Sullins Stuart, Fort Myers, Florida
David has a '70 white MGB-GT.

Joe Opferman, Granger, Indiana

Diane Jenkins, Bella Vista, Arizona

Sharon Ricks, Vancouver, Washington

Nic Hall, Magnolia, Texas
Nic has a '79 salmon B roadster.
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Upcoming Show Announcements / June 16, 2019 - British Field Day, Sussex, WI
« Last post by amgba on April 11, 2019, 11:51:49 AM »
British Car Field Day, Sussex, WI. John Stockinger at jstockinger4@wi.rr.com or 262-521-1072.
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