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1966 Crown Coupe, 2016 200 S AWD, 1962 Lark Daytona V8.
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Ignition key cylinder actuator breakage was fairly common on these. It was like a pot-metal piece at the end that rotated the switch. When it broke, the switch wouldn't reach all the way to the 'start' position.
Separate the column shroud halves by removing the lower half screws. Depress the retaining tab and pull out the cylinder. The broken end and piece should be apparent if that is what happened.
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You may be able to start the car by reaching into the switch with a screwdriver and turning it all the way to start manually (like the way car thieves do). This will confirm that the switch and the rest of the starter circuit is good.
Otherwise, the problem may be electrical and a diagram, helper (for key turning duty) and test light is the next step.
 
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