WTB: engine/trunk release levers

Discussion in 'FS&W Forum' started by Joshua Field, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Looking for a reasonably priced engine/trunk release lever (and cables), thanks!

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  2. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    I'm pretty sure I have one for you, I think it may even still have one or both cables attached, as well. Give me a day or so to go & grab it from my shop/storage place. ;)
     
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  3. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Sweet! Thanks man!
     
  4. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I managed to find the sad little broken pieces of my trunk latch stowed in the front trunk. Seems the PO must have had a temper... :/
     
  5. JimD

    JimD Waiting for Godot... Moderator

    Location:
    Missouri, USA
    Or a mishap with a latch getting stuck in the door with bad results. If you aren't paying attention, you can shut the door with one of the latches still sticking out after usage. They should retract, but don't always, so look before you shut the door.
     
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  6. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Contact me if you don't find a set of levers elsewhere.
     
  7. Daniel Forest

    Daniel Forest True Classic

    Location:
    Montreal,Canada
    Cables could be replaced by bicycle cables. Levers are not too hard to find, it's the black receptacle WITH the lock that is harder to come by... or will be expensive.
     
  8. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    That's what i have, with matching key.
     
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  9. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    I definitely need the whole unit - levers in receptacle, cables (only thing I do have is the old cylinder which I may try to figure out how to swap in order to retain the matching key). Still waiting to hear back from Jeff Stich (above in thread) and also have a lead on a possible breaker but I'm interested in whatever is out there now that I got both hood and lid open and can work on them
     
  10. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    Sorry for the delay, I got distracted by a junkyard '79 X1/9 & a non-Fiat car (Honda) at another junkyard nearby. Gathering parts for my friends X1/9 & my Honda in-between all of my normal daily crap!

    The X1/9 latch-levers assembly that I have still has the trunk lid cable & housing attached, but no engine lid latch cable. I was hoping to score either the complete levers/cables assembly from that junkyard X, or at least the other cable that mine's missing, so you'd have a complete unit for your car. Unfortunately, the junkyard car had an exploded (broken) lever base unit like yours (lever got stuck in the "open" position & someone slammed the door on it), & both cable ends (@ the latches) were cut, rendering them useless. :(

    I took pics of the latch assembly I have yesterday, but now I've misplaced the USB flash drive the photos were on. ARGH. I'll find it tonight...
     
  11. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    Hmmm...rethinking this over; I'll see if I can grab the engine lid latch cable housing & the emergency trunk lid latch cable+housing for you from the junkyard X1/9. That way, all you'd need to do is buy a replacement cable for the engine lid & you'd be set (cheapest/easiest new replacement cable would be a bicycle brake or derailleur cable).

    Found it, here's a photo:

    x19latchleverassembly.jpg

    The black plastic housing needs cleaning & maybe a quick coat of black paint (if preferred), the levers need a light cleanup with some steel wool. I'm leaving that work to you, which keeps the price down. ;)

    How does $40 + shipping sound?
     
  12. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    Yes, you can swap your keyed cylinder in fairly easily. It's just held in place by a metal E-clip on the backside of the plastic housing.
     
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  13. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Perfect, I'll PM you for details. Thanks a ton!
     
  14. Dr.Jeff

    Dr.Jeff True Classic

    Location:
    Sin City
    Kudos Mr. Stich, well done. That's how we should be helping one another, with a complete package at a very fair price, that gets him what he needs for his X. Thank you on behalf of everyone.
     
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  15. Jeff Stich

    Jeff Stich True Classic

    Location:
    Norco, CA
    It finally stopped raining on my days off, so I got the engine lid cable housing & the rear trunk lid emergency cable set-up from the junkyard X1/9 yesterday. :)

    Parts are all packed & ready to go, see your PM (Conversations) for payment info.
     
  16. Joshua Field

    Joshua Field Daily Driver

    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Thanks again Jeff! Parts arrived and look great. Weirdly, my key doesn't fit the tumbler that I found in the car with the destroyed lever assembly so I found the codes for both tumblers and am having keys made by keys4classics. I guess they'll be coming from down under, so I'll wait to install the assembly until I get a working key. [I'm yanking and refurbing the carburetor this week so I'm obviously not in a rush :)]
     

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