Post Number: 510
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 12:46 pm: |
There is an auction on ebay for a bulk lot of RR key blanks from YALE. I'm putting this here in case anyone is able to recognise what they are and if they might be for one or iterations of our vehicles.
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 792
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 01:57 pm: |
Answer is somewhere between "unlikely" and "not a chance". Given that they are all different, the best case is that one or two might be correct. When it comes to key blanks, "almost" translates to "does not work". Both Ilco and Taylor make proper blanks readily available from any experienced locksmith for a few dollars each. Without hands on observation of both sides, it is difficult to say but the #5 group in lower left corner "resemble" the blanks for both my Silver Wraith and Phantom II, both of which just happened to be on my desk at the moment, but of that group only one has the major notch in the proper position. So bottom line is "why bother"?
Post Number: 511
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 02:45 pm: |
There are people who collect the blanks. I know one of our regulars in the UK picks up job lots of them - but then he deals with a lot of different cars. Just thought I'd put it out there in case someone was interested.
Post Number: 160
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 03:26 pm: |
They are not blanks. They are the code keys so a locksmith can cut a blank to fit a lock from the factory code numbers. As I have a key cutting machine and often cut spares for customers I will be bidding on these. Thanks for the tip Jeff.
SRH8505 SRC18015 SRE22493 NAC-05370
Post Number: 130
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 04:00 pm: |
Aha! I've often wondered how code cutting was done before computerisation. This set makes it obvious to me.
Christian S. Hansen
Post Number: 793
|Posted on Tuesday, 29 May, 2018 - 04:16 pm: |
Yes. Makes sense. Not the blanks per se, but the code cutting samples. I recently had keys cut for the PII and the locksmith used the code stamped on the original and also duplicated another directly. For the code version (five tumblers...code was three letters and two numbers, like ABC12) he simply looked up the code which presumably told him which blank, entered the code into the computer and presto the machine cut the proper notches. Both keys, whether duplicated or cut by code worked flawlessly.
Omar M. Shams
Post Number: 1540
|Posted on Wednesday, 30 May, 2018 - 03:23 am: |
Jim you have taught us all something very valuable. Thanks for that.