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  • dg869500
    Does anyone know the size and possibly a source for the small round headed brad pins used to secure the pendulum rod to the main levers flat spring on
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 24, 2012
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      Does anyone know the size and possibly a source for the small round headed brad pins used to secure the pendulum rod to the main levers flat spring on Vibroplex bugs?

      Thanks, Donnie
    • Joe V31JP
      Hi Donny, Those are rivets. I punch them out with my watchmaker s staking tool. I then turn new rivets out of silver-nickel or half-hard lead brass rod if I am
      Message 2 of 4 , Apr 24, 2012
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        Hi Donny,

        Those are rivets. I punch them out with my watchmaker's staking tool. I then
        turn new rivets out of silver-nickel or half-hard lead brass rod if I am going to
        re-plate the rod. I have not found any ready made, but you might try Vibroplex.
        I forgot what the diameter of the rivet body is. I have, or hope I still have the pin
        to punch them out with as I use it to also punch the new springs when I replace
        them. I start with 1/8" rod which is the size of the head or 0.125".  The body is
        about 0.090", if I remember correctly.  I don't have my notes up here in the
        States with me, nor are they in the computer, something I need to fix.

        Funny you should bring it up as I am ordering some more rod today to take
        back to Belize with me just for that.

        On 4/24/2012 6:08 AM, dg869500 wrote:
         

        Does anyone know the size and possibly a source for the small round headed brad pins used to secure the pendulum rod to the main levers flat spring on Vibroplex bugs?

        Thanks, Donnie


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      • Donnie
        Hi Joe: Thanks for the pin info. I will probably make my own if I can not find suitable pins. Thanks for your suggestions as its always good to have input from
        Message 3 of 4 , Apr 24, 2012
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          Hi Joe:
          Thanks for the pin info. I will probably make my own if I can not find suitable pins. Thanks for your suggestions as its always good to have input from others.

          Regards, Donnie

          On Apr 24, 2012 9:20 AM, "Joe V31JP" <v31jp1957@...> wrote:
           

          Hi Donny,

          Those are rivets. I punch them out with my watchmaker's staking tool. I then
          turn new rivets out of silver-nickel or half-hard lead brass rod if I am going to
          re-plate the rod. I have not found any ready made, but you might try Vibroplex.
          I forgot what the diameter of the rivet body is. I have, or hope I still have the pin
          to punch them out with as I use it to also punch the new springs when I replace
          them. I start with 1/8" rod which is the size of the head or 0.125".  The body is
          about 0.090", if I remember correctly.  I don't have my notes up here in the
          States with me, nor are they in the computer, something I need to fix.

          Funny you should bring it up as I am ordering some more rod today to take
          back to Belize with me just for that.

          On 4/24/2012 6:08 AM, dg869500 wrote:

           

          Does anyone know the size and possibly a source for the small round headed brad pins used to secure the pendulum rod to the main levers flat spring on Vibroplex bugs?

          Thanks, Donnie


          -- 
          161, Joe, Ronnie(Rowena), Marty & Sidney Pontek
          P.O. Box 280, Dangriga, Stann Creek District
          (Hopkins Village) Belize
          011-501-503-7346 Belize
          011-501-666-3564 Belize (cellular)
          903-424-4267 (My cellular when in Texas)
          Also, K8JP, member FOC1743,CWops876,QCWA-LM21894,OOTC4607,A1OP,SKCC3171T,NAQCC5798,FISTS7625CC951,FP-2819
          LotW  Skype: v31joepalooka
          http://www.justanswer.com/lp-1eh8-tool-repair
          I am looking for Vibroplex Model X, Double lever, Zephyr, Champion, Lionel J-36 and prefer basket cases to restore.
        • Merv Schweigert
          I have gone to a good hardware store and found brass brads of the correct diameter, cut them to length and peened them like a rivet. Worked quite well, I
          Message 4 of 4 , Apr 24, 2012
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            I have gone to a good hardware store and found brass brads of the correct
            diameter, cut them to length and peened them like a rivet. Worked quite
            well, I plated them with a nickle plating kit I had from Antique electronic
            supply. Also found brass brads that worked for attaching labels.
            I used a jewelers staking set to punch out those brads and pushing them
            back in, peening them etc. Watch ebay for cheap deals on staking sets,
            they are super for working on bugs and other small items.
            73 Merv K9FD/KH6
            > Does anyone know the size and possibly a source for the small round headed brad pins used to secure the pendulum rod to the main levers flat spring on Vibroplex bugs?
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            > Thanks, Donnie
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