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Now that I'm FINALLY driving the '67 it seems the ignition switch is sorta sticky and also loose in the dash. Is there a trick to tightening it up? I shot some graphite in there hoping to ease up the action, but it still seems to stick as well. Do I just buy a new key switch, and from where, or is there a way to get it back in shape? I don't think it's been replaced in 22 years...

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Tom, I have seen those key cyllinders for sale in OPG and the Paddok. FWIW, it should be a snap to replace it. The old one could jam on you and leave you stranded. You should only need the key cyllinder not the actual ign switch.

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Frank,
You hit the nail on the head. While I was working on the motor a few days ago it DID stick on! Fortunately the motor was not operating properly and would not fire and keep running, so I was able to shut it down with no damage, just a second of panic! So, ounce of prevention being what it is...
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Hi Tom,
I recently bought a new ignition switch for my '67 from OPG. It wasn't expensive and was easy to change. If the switch is original (or just old) it may not spring back from the start position, like you described. I didn't get a new lock cylinder, although they're available. I just got the switch and used the old lock cylinder. If your switch is loose, you should be able to tighten the ring that holds the lock in the dash. That'll eliminate that problem.

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I don't remember what the first thing is!?
 
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