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BrianW
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I am finishing up the build on my 99 Miata. I have read the threads on drilling a hole to remove the spring, I see that is for the NA's. Is there a different process for the NB's? I am a little bit hesitant to just start drilling a hole without verification.

Thanks.

dunk
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Nope, drilling the hole works fine on the NB as well. It's what I did when I built my car.

-Duncan

Frank Todaro
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Can you post a picture so I can DIY next time?

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tom_hampton
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Frank...I'm still working on a post on my blog..but, you can see the pictures ...this is for an 1991...dunno if it look s different on NB.

http://www.tomhampton.info/?p=609&preview=true

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BrianW
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That link doesn't seem to display any picture for me.

Frank Todaro
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quote:
Originally posted by tom_hampton:
Frank...I'm still working on a post on my blog..but, you can see the pictures ...this is for an 1991...dunno if it look s different on NB.

http://www.tomhampton.info/?p=609&preview=true

Nice Blog Tom. I poked around but did not find the reference to the steering wheel.

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tom_hampton
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Sorry about that...fixed. Try this:

http://www.tomhampton.info/2010/10/new-pedals-steering-lock-and-shifter-boot/

Pix 4, 5, 6.

PS: Thanks for the compliment. Just like the car, it's a work in progress. I'm trying to fix the gallery, right now. I didn't envision having quite so many pictures, nor how unwieldy it would be, if I did.

[ 10-19-2010, 07:42 PM: Message edited by: tom_hampton ]

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Dave Lewis
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Thanks for the pics Tom, now if only I could get the stuck key out of the switch. [banghead]

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I just did this on an NB. I drilled a 5/32 hole, smaller than what Tom did, but the same idea. The threads I dug up said to make sure the key is in the ignition and turned on before drilling. Then I put a self taping screw in the hole and it worked as advertised. The key goes in and out without issue or locking. I'll attempt to get a picture uploaded.

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Sorry I can't figure out how to post a picture. After looking at the pictures posted above, I drilled my hole on the side, perpendicular to Tom's hole. ???? I am guessing the same thing happens just a different approach.

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Tom Kirkham
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quote:
Originally posted by Dave Lewis:
Thanks for the pics Tom, now if only I could get the stuck key out of the switch.

I had the same problem. On the bottom of the lock case, if you look carefully, you can see (with a mirror)where if you turn the key you can see the tumbler turning. With a pick I was able to turn the tumbler at the same time I turned the key back to the off position.

tom_hampton
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Glad you found then useful. First time I've given something back! Bummer about the key though.

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Dave Lewis
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Key finally came out. Ant ideas on how to stop it getting stuck again?

   

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