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Username Post: Keyed ignition switch        (Topic#359791)
Big Lew 
Posts: 1

Reg: 02-12-20
02-12-20 05:13 PM - Post#2786391    

Would like to install a keyed ignition switch(hopefully from a GM) in my 50 Chevy sedan. Anybody tried this and what did you use? Thanks for any info. I read this forum and appreciate all the information I see here


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Loc: arkansas
Reg: 09-26-06
02-12-20 08:40 PM - Post#2786400    
    In response to Big Lew

I put one in my coupe about 17 years ago. I bought an inexpensive one from autozone or advance auto. Don’t remember which. I installed it where the original flip switch was. I had to make a spacer out of a 16 ounce soda bottle lid to get it basically flush in the dash opening with the switch mounted in the original mount but that even let me use the little light in the original switch mount. All these years later it still works well but the key has worn so much it will pull out of the switch when it is turned on. I’ve been truly daily driving the coupe for about 7 years now. Only in icey weather and the very occasional odd day do I not drive it to work.

1949 Deluxe Coupe 400sbc, 700r4, 3.73 posi
1949 4 door Fleetline Special, all original
1949 2 door Fleetline Deluxe rustbucket parts
1971 Chevy 1/2 ton shortwheel base, 250 I6, 2004r, underconstruction
1926 Ford T bucket, 250 Chevy, T350 tranny


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