Thanks for the info, sounds like it's more trouble than it's worth. (It's
probably that way on purpose.)
New Question: Were/Are locking steering wheels federally mandated? This
doesn't sound like something MG would add on it's own.
Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
Email - email@example.com
52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "'Bob D.'" <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 10:42 AM
> Subject: RE: How to defeat locking steering wheel?
> > Bob:
> > In answer to your question, there is no "easy" way to defeat the
> > lock.
> > These are the options I came up with.
> > 1. Remove the pin: The assembly would have to be removed, and
> > I've not gotten into this, but I don't think it is easy.
> > 2. Fill the hole in the shaft: Seems more trouble than it is worth,
> > guess you could use epoxy or JB weld.
> > 3. Remove the assembly, and substitute a dash mounted ignition switch:
> > have done this on a couple of cars which were going to be used for
> > It was also a good way to keep cars on the road with worn out locks,
> > when replacements were unavailable. It is simple to use the original
> > harness and connect it to an early type switch assembly.
> > Kelvin.
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Bob D. [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:44 PM
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: How to defeat locking steering wheel?
> > >
> > >
> > > My '71 B has the locking steering wheel. This is a big pain
> > > when lubing,
> > > re-booting, installing new ujoints, etc. One must turn the
> > > key on to move
> > > the steering wheel. Is there a simple way of defeating this
> > > feature? I'll
> > > take my chances with the reduced theft deterrence. :-)
> > >
> > > Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
> > > Email - email@example.com
> > > 52 MGTD - NEMGTR #11470
> > > 71 MGB - NAMGBR #7-3336
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