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MG TD TF 1500 - Stuff dreams are made of

I got a call a couple of nights ago, from an old friend who I haven't heard from for years 'n years ... said he was moving to a condo and wants his tools to find a good home, and if I was interested, he would send them out to me soon.

What arrived blew me away. The "tools" just arrrived in a cube van with two husky guys. It took all three of us to off-load it. I can only guess it must weigh at least 250 pounds.

I have no idea what's inside because, with a return 'phone call, I learned he'd lost the key years ago. I guess this will keep me busy for the rest of today and maybe longer.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qué.

Gordon A Clark

Gord (you lucky stiff) there's probably a number stamped into the face of the lock. The toolbox maker can probably supply you with a key. Bud
Bud Krueger

I'll bet he has it opened allready!
Key...we don't need no stinking key.
Can pic's be far behind?
David Sheward


You are right. Thanks. There IS a number on the face of the lock.

That means I change strategy.

I had planned to call a friend-of-a-friend who knows a shady character who has "certain skills" that might be able to open it for me.

I have had to use this guy once before and his "certain skills" worked magic.

Gord Clark
Rockburn, Qué.
Gordon A Clark

You know, there are certain folks not shady, who have said skills. You need to find one and get him into Britcars. I have one here, but the house call would be pricey.

FR Millmore

Maybe you do not need certain skills for Britcars? I once jumped in the WRONG MG after a clubnight and started it with my key, then wondered who swapped my steering wheel for a smaller one?

Matthew Magilton


That tool box combo looks exactly like mine, though the contents will probably pale mine.

That garage floor looks exactly like mine!!

I have, however, nothing to compare to those cars of yours. Beautiful things, well done.

You are a winner on two counts - old friends and cars.

Now, where is my high school old-boys list?

Roger T

Gord, I have similar looking Craftsman tool boxes with duplicate keys I seldom use. I can send you the numbers on the keys with the hope that one or the other might match your needs.
Jim Merz

Gord, Jim just gave me an idea. The tools section of the local Sears has a box full of toolbox keys. Can you give the number off of the face of your key(s). They're probably the same supplier. Bud
Bud Krueger

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