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1973 411 S3 Restoration..

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Old 22-05-21, 05:05 PM
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Hi all,

last year i was lucky enough to buy a 1973 411s3 - NMP 83L which needs a fair bit of work to get her back to her former glory.

The car is now with my uncle in Stockbridge as he is going to try and get the car up and running and braking.

my first question is - do Bristol cars have key codes - like RR & Bentley ?
if they do how do i go about getting a new set of keys made up
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if they don't how do i go about this problem ?

many thanks

HM
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Old 23-05-21, 01:09 AM
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My 411 has 4 distinct keys - ignition, doors, boot and fuel cap.


My keys all have numbers on them, except the ignition key. The doors and boot keys are Wilmot Breeden/Union brand.

I assume one way of solving the problem is remove all the locks and take them to a locksmith to have keys made. But I imagine that would be quite expensive.

This looks useful British Car Keys


PS. My petrol cap lock has a Yale key.

This site also looks useful and they're in the UK https://www.arun-locks.co.uk/products-and-services/


My boot key is single sides and the # starts with FS.
The door key is double sided and starts with FT.
I forgot there's a glove box keys also, mine is single sided and starts wit FS.

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Old 23-05-21, 06:33 AM
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You could also try Access Locks in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.

Their contact details are:-
Tel 0151 355 5505
Email enquiries@accesslockslocksmiths.co.uk

I have had excellent service from these people in the past.

Brian
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Old 23-05-21, 10:32 AM
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Morning to both Kevin & Brian,

Many thanks for your replies and the information supplied.

Another member kindly private messaged me the cars - key codes !

Now the hunt starts to find the specific numbers !

Thanks again

HM
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Old 24-05-21, 08:15 PM
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I ordered a key for my 603 based on the code NHxxxx and received a key from the following:
https://www.key2code.co.uk/store/c4/...AR_KEYS.html#/
Tested and works in the ignition.
Another Brian.
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Morning to both Kevin & Brian,

Many thanks for your replies and the information supplied.

Another member kindly private messaged me the cars - key codes !

Now the hunt starts to find the specific numbers !

Thanks again

HM
Try asking Graeme Payne if he has the build record for your car. I gave him my chassis number and he found the key number for my doors that way.

David
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Old 25-05-21, 04:18 PM
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thank you Brian no 2 ! I have just ordered my keys from there much appreciated !


Hiya David, thanks for that !

I ordered the build records when i bought the car - completely forgot to look at them ! Will have a look when home


Best


HM
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