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Old 29-04-13, 03:16 PM
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Default 401 to 403 Zeni door key blanks

A lot of aerodyne owners only have one door key ! This is dangerous as it's a complicated lock with virtually no spares available -- I have a limited stock of new blanks and I have also obtained a number of patterns for some of the Zeni numbered keys, so please let me know if you require a spare.
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Old 30-04-13, 06:28 AM
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I would like a blank/or my zeni key is stamped 2 - my email adds is rmasay@globalnet.co.uk to get cost details etc. tks mike say
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Old 30-04-13, 05:11 PM
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Wow Greg, well done for finding some! I also have only one key for my Aerodyne, but the danger is alleviated somewhat by the lock being openable by just about anything (including a ring-pull)...

I would be interested in a Zeni blank, though. There is no number on my Zeni key that I can see.

email address is daniel2 at kleeman.net

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Old 30-04-13, 06:28 PM
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Default Zeni door key blanks

Hi Greg

Thanks for your offer, I would very much like at least one of your keys if you have any left, as I don't have any ....

I bought my 403 in pieces in 2001 and have, at last, run out of boxes to look in.

The number on the barrel is 12 but I have warding files so a blank would not be a problem

Hoping to finish the restoration (probably a better description would be remake) this year - would be a pain not to be able to drive the car for want of a key!

Email jarret.family@btinternet.com

Many thanks
Mike
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Old 03-05-13, 04:57 PM
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Wow Greg, well done for finding some! I also have only one key for my Aerodyne, but the danger is alleviated somewhat by the lock being openable by just about anything (including a ring-pull)...

I would be interested in a Zeni blank, though. There is no number on my Zeni key that I can see.

email address is daniel2 at kleeman.net

Daniel
Get a second hand lock ! Zeni locks are probably one of the best early car locks so may as well have it working
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Old 24-05-13, 01:06 PM
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Hi Greg, I would like to buy an inigition and door key for my 401 if you have any available.

Norman Norrington

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Old 25-05-13, 07:20 AM
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A lot of aerodyne owners only have one door key ! This is dangerous as it's a complicated lock with virtually no spares available -- I have a limited stock of new blanks and I have also obtained a number of patterns for some of the Zeni numbered keys, so please let me know if you require a spare.
Hello Greg
We have a 401 without any keys, can you supply 2 keys for lock no 10?
Thanks
Michael and Penny Oram
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Old 22-06-17, 11:17 PM
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Wow Greg, well done for finding some! I also have only one key for my Aerodyne, but the danger is alleviated somewhat by the lock being openable by just about anything (including a ring-pull)...

I would be interested in a Zeni blank, though. There is no number on my Zeni key that I can see.

email address is daniel2 at kleeman.net

Daniel
I locked my keys in the 403 . The old ring-pull trick works a treat . What a marvellous resource this forum is .
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Old 24-06-17, 11:47 PM
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Aerodyne Owners ,

Copies of Zeni key blanks were manufactured by other companies .

Dominion in Canada had a "L62N"

Davenport - Burgess in UK had a "H024"

These I believe are a direct replacement for the Zeni used in the Aerodyne door locks, but possibly not manufactured for many years .
At least it is a starting point for a search .
There is surely an old established locksmith that will have some blank keys.

I know of a Dominion blank E122A that has been modified to fit .

The joys of owning a 401 - 403 . No wonder prices of 400's are increasing !!!

Geoff
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Greg, I am restoring a 1934 Singer 1.5 litre Sports Saloon which has Zeni dead locks, but no keys. I need keys number 39 and 213. Do you still have any?
My email: peterwatts135@btinternet.com
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