Re: [DMCForum] Re: Dude, where's my key? Was: What was I thinking?
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Re: [DMCForum] Re: Dude, where's my key? Was: What was I thinking?



20 minutes? let me find a brick...

MichaelRPack1@xxxxxx wrote:

>I can help you get in the car in 20 minutes.
>
>Sincerely,
>Mike Pack
>Severna Park
>
>"cruznmd" <racuti1@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
>  
>
>>Word is, you can get a lock smith to pull the piece out. They have 
>>tools that can hold the tumblers out of the way to pull the piece out.
>>
>>If it -can't- be done, I'll replace the ignition switch, be 2 key for 
>>a while, then replace the door cylinders. Or something.
>>
>>Rich
>>
>>--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Jim Strickland
lt;ihaveanaccount@xxxxxx; 
>>wrote:
>>gt; I don't see how a new key will help that much...
>>gt; 
>>gt; If you have the 1 key system, you'll at least get a door key, but 
>>unless
>>gt; you cut the same key in half, you won't have the ignition key.
>>gt; 
>>gt; Wouldn't it be funny to quot;convertquot; your car to a 2 key
system?nbsp; 1 
>>key to
>>gt; open the door, and the same key cut in half for the ignition?nbsp;
Hmmm.
>>gt; Getting inside that ignition is probably really going to be a pain 
>>huh.
>>gt; 
>>gt; Jim
>>gt; 
>>gt; 
>>gt; On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 13:13:00 -0000 quot;cruznmdquot;
lt;racuti1@xxxxxx;
>>gt; writes:
>>gt; gt; I did not lock any working keys in my car. I lost my one working

>>key.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; When I first bought the car, I knew nothing of DeLoreans. The PO

>>gt; gt; handed me one stubby key. It did not unlock the doors but it did

>>gt; gt; start the car. I asked her if she had a door key and she 
>>said quot;noquot;. 
>>gt; gt; I 
>>gt; gt; drove away assuming I was missing a door key and that DeLoreans 
>>just 
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; had wierd, short, ignition keys. The door handles were both 
>>broken 
>>gt; gt; off, so I had to leave a window rolled down anyway.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; Fast forward 3 months. I've replaced the door handles and now 
>>I've 
>>gt; gt; discovered that the stubby key is a broken key, and the rest of 
>>it 
>>gt; gt; is 
>>gt; gt; lodged in the ignition switch. The broken key had been filed 
>>smooth 
>>gt; gt; so that it doesn't look broken.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; Ken Creason told me how to find the key code on my car. He cut
me 
>>gt; gt; one, mailed it to me and advised me to get copies made (which 
>>I've 
>>gt; gt; been trying to do locally). I have 2 brand-new blanks locked in 
>>my 
>>gt; gt; car.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; I lost my only working key, probably in Florida, in my uncle's 
>>yard. 
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; He says he can't find it. This is why I don't care if I can 
>>safely 
>>gt; gt; break into the car. I still need a key cut to drive it. It's in 
>>the 
>>gt; gt; mail (hopefully).
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; Hope that clears it up.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; Rich
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; --- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, quot;Scott Muellerquot; 
>>gt; gt; lt;scott.a.mueller@xxxxxx; wrote:
>>gt; gt; gt; I missed how you locked your keys in your car.
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Refresh my memory.
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Scott
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; -----Original Message-----
>>gt; gt; gt; From: cruznmd [mailto:racuti1@xxxx] 
>>gt; gt; gt; Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2003 6:32 PM
>>gt; gt; gt; To: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>gt; gt; gt; Subject: [DMCForum] What was I thinking? (Mostly on topic)
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Now tell me again, -why- I bought a basket-case DeLorean?
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Was it because it was cheaper? Uh...partly but that wasn't 
>>totally 
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; it. Was
>>gt; gt; gt; it because I was bored? Hm...sort of but I never was so
bored I 
>>gt; gt; gt; wanted my hobby to make me scream in frustration.
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Oh yeah! I remember now. I remember thinking, quot;If we
only buy 
>>the 
>>gt; gt; gt; bestest, nicesest cars the population will eventually
dwindle 
>>to 
>>gt; gt; gt; nothing. This means if I care about the lifespan of the
marque, 
>>I 
>>gt; gt; gt; should find one in an advanced state of decay and put it
back 
>>gt; gt; gt; together.
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; This wasn't a dumb line of reasoning was it? If people
didn't 
>>gt; gt; think 
>>gt; gt; gt; this way, we'd have no original condition Ford Model A's or
T's 
>>gt; gt; right?
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; gt; Rich A.
>>gt; gt; 
>>gt; gt; 
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