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    Anyone in the interior have a source for brass keys for older jet units?

    Wen't by one place and called another and have only found the T shaped keys for newer units with a flat spot on the shaft - this one has a slotted keyway in the shaft and just takes a straight brass key.

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    Went through the same problem last summer. I found them at compeaus. They had 4 of them. I bought them all...Sorry.

    I'll see if I can dredge one out of the boat box for you.

    My motor is a older 80hp mercury, but I think outboard motor company's were all pretty much the same key in those years.

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    ha! Thanks - I'm on the phone with Jody over there right now...she says she has them, not brass but hopefully it's still the right one. I'll go by and take a look this evening.

    I'll send you a PM in case this doesn't work out, thanks for offering!

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    No problem...Hope they are the right ones.
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    The one at compeaus is the right size, but like I said it's not brass.

    Hopefully that doesn't matter too much (brass is pretty soft, but who knows what kind of pot metal this is made out of...could be just as soft)

    I'm going to use this one, while I continue searching for brass to replace it with.

    If anyone has a source, please let me know.

    thanks again for the generous offer moosehunter
    Cheers!

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    They maybe able to help: http://www.outboardjets.com/
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    Thanks Doug, I have an email into them already! He was searching for a local contact for me.

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    Most hardware stores have key stock that you can buy by the foot. Either measure the keyway or bring in a new key to find the right thickness then cut the stock to length with a hacksaw.

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