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  • Bill
    Is it hard to take off the name plate from my 100th Anniversary bug? Do the pins just pop out? Any chance of fouling it up? I want to take it all apart and
    Message 1 of 12 , Aug 31, 2007
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      Is it hard to take off the name plate from my 100th Anniversary bug?
      Do the pins just pop out? Any chance of fouling it up? I want to take
      it all apart and polish it.
      Thanks, Bill NT9K..
    • Grover Cleveland
      I drive them out with a drift pin of the proper size and a small hammer. Grover K7TP ... -- Grover Cleveland K7TP Morse - everything else is QRM
      Message 2 of 12 , Aug 31, 2007
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        I drive them out with a drift pin of the proper size and a small hammer.

        Grover K7TP

        On 8/31/07, Bill <nt9k_skcc@... > wrote:

        Is it hard to take off the name plate from my 100th Anniversary bug?
        Do the pins just pop out? Any chance of fouling it up? I want to take
        it all apart and polish it.
        Thanks, Bill NT9K..




        --
        Grover Cleveland K7TP

        "Morse - everything else is QRM"
      • Donald Kemp
        Hi Bill, I have not tried it yet, but they look like drive pins. I used to work for Parker-Hannifin and they used drive pins to attach nameplates to hydraulic
        Message 3 of 12 , Aug 31, 2007
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          Hi Bill,
           
          I have not tried it yet, but they look like drive pins.
          I used to work for Parker-Hannifin and they used drive pins to attach
          nameplates to hydraulic cylinder heads.
          Since the hole is drilled through I would just get a drift punch (a small one) and drive
          the pin out from the back. It will probably not take much to drive it out.


           
          On 8/31/07, Bill <nt9k_skcc@...> wrote:

          Is it hard to take off the name plate from my 100th Anniversary bug?
          Do the pins just pop out? Any chance of fouling it up? I want to take
          it all apart and polish it.
          Thanks, Bill NT9K..




          --
          73,
          Don, NN8B
          SKCC 36T
        • David Ring
          Hello everyone, Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don t have drive pins, the name plates are glued on. Can somone confirm? Also I do know tht the
          Message 4 of 12 , Aug 31, 2007
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            Hello everyone,

            Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive pins, the name plates are glued on.  Can somone confirm?  Also I do know tht the decorative plastic piece that fills up the top hole in the yoke no longer screws in, but it is not just a plug that pushes in and is glued by Duco cement.

            I just want to remind everyone that my offer of 10% off on any Vibroplex key is still available.  There isn't much money in selling Vibroplex keys, but I am a dealer of Vibroplex due to my key repair business, so I can offer you something.  Contact me if your interested.  This applies to parts also.  The price lists are over at Vibroplex.  To save time, I order, you pay, and I have it shipped directly from Vibroplex.

            73

            DR

            David N1EA

            =30=





          • k4oso
            DITTO-- Just remember to alternate between the two pins. If you drive one completely out, you could end up bending the plate. Have fun. Milt k4oso ...
            Message 5 of 12 , Aug 31, 2007
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              DITTO--
              Just remember to alternate between the two pins. If you drive one
              completely out, you could end up bending the plate. Have fun.
              Milt k4oso
              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "Grover Cleveland" <clevelandg@...>
              wrote:
              >
              > I drive them out with a drift pin of the proper size and a small
              hammer.
              >
              > Grover K7TP
              >
              > On 8/31/07, Bill <nt9k_skcc@...> wrote:
              > >
              > > Is it hard to take off the name plate from my 100th Anniversary
              bug?
              > > Do the pins just pop out? Any chance of fouling it up? I want to
              take
              > > it all apart and polish it.
              > > Thanks, Bill NT9K..
              > >
              > >
              > >
              >
              >
              >
              > --
              > Grover Cleveland K7TP
              >
              > "Morse - everything else is QRM"
              >
            • ai4re
              ... the name ... Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of the bottom, you know they re pinned in. Since nobody else has answered
              Message 6 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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                --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hello everyone,
                >
                > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive pins,
                the name
                > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?

                Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of
                the bottom, you know they're pinned in.

                Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at my
                fairly recent original bug when I get home.

                John
                Ai4RE
              • Donald Kemp
                Hi All, My 100th Anniversary Original is pinned and my Know Code straight key is pinned. ... -- 73, Don, NN8B
                Message 7 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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                  Hi All,
                   
                  My 100th Anniversary Original is pinned and my Know Code straight key is pinned.

                   
                  On 9/6/07, ai4re <ai4re@...> wrote:

                  --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
                  >
                  > Hello everyone,
                  >
                  > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive pins,
                  the name
                  > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?

                  Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out of
                  the bottom, you know they're pinned in.

                  Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at my
                  fairly recent original bug when I get home.

                  John
                  Ai4RE




                  --
                  73,
                  Don, NN8B
                • k4oso
                  I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on. If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them from the top. You
                  Message 8 of 12 , Sep 6, 2007
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                    I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
                    If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them
                    from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
                    Milt k4oso
                    th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
                    > >
                    > > Hello everyone,
                    > >
                    > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
                    pins,
                    > the name
                    > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
                    >
                    > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
                    of
                    > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
                    >
                    > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
                    my
                    > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
                    >
                    > John
                    > Ai4RE
                    >
                  • John Snell
                    I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad.com/vib.htm ) and most of the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning
                    Message 9 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                      I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad.com/vib.htm )
                      and most of  the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning ) the labels are glued on.
                      Hope that's of some help.  John / www.morsemad.com
                       
                    • Tim Soxman
                      ... 73 Tim W3ZVT
                      Message 10 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                        John Snell wrote:

                        I have a few Vibroplexes ( http://www.morsemad .com/vib. htm )
                        and most of  the labels are pinned, but from about 1979 in my collection ( a brown based Lightning ) the labels are glued on.
                        Hope that's of some help.  John / www.morsemad. com
                         

                      • Tim Soxman
                        Message 11 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                          k4oso wrote:

                          I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
                          If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious..... you can see them
                          from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
                          Milt k4oso
                          th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups .com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
                          > >
                          > > Hello everyone,
                          > >
                          > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
                          pins,
                          > the name
                          > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
                          >
                          > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
                          of
                          > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
                          >
                          > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
                          my
                          > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
                          >
                          > John
                          > Ai4RE
                          >
                          The only Vibroplex keys with glued on plates were the Maine keys.  Those were also the only brown/beige keys.


                           


                        • David Ring
                          Fascinating, Tim. I remember Betsy from Vibroplex told me that some of the keys - and I thought she meant the new keys - were glued on. The newest key I have
                          Message 12 of 12 , Sep 7, 2007
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                            Fascinating, Tim.  I remember Betsy from Vibroplex told me that some of the keys - and I thought she meant the new keys - were glued on.  The newest key I have is the Blue Racer 2000 - I have a passion for blue.  Every time I pass "Key Storage Central" - I forget to look at the key.  I rotate the keys, they all have different personalities.

                            It is really funny, I like sending on the Lightning Bug best, but I generally use the Original because it has a wider range - or at least I think it has a wider range.

                            I recently was given back (it was on long term loan) my Champion which I bought used in 1965 - I got it back last year after about 35 years on loan.  I undressed it, put the parts in a ultrasonic cleaner, then cleaned the base gently with a vegetable brush - putting it all back in a 140 degree toaster oven to dry off for three or four hours.

                            Works nice - but I still take it off line and put in another bug - right now I'm using one of my favorite bugs - McElroy S600 tear drop chrome bug.  It went to reform school recently and got its mainspring replaced in a delicate operation by a top notch machinest at the W3ZVT key restoration service  in PA - after recovery it worked so sweet.    Someone had made a repair not knowing how important it was to use the same thickness mainspring and put in a double thick one - which wouldn't vibrate much.

                            Here is some fabulous work done by the W3ZVT key restoration service: http://www.qsl.net/sv1edy/keypicture/256.htm

                            73

                            DR

                            David N1EA
                            =30=



                            On 9/7/07, Tim Soxman <tims@...> wrote:
                            k4oso wrote:

                            I have some old Vibroplexes that do not have pins, but are glued on.
                            If the nameplate has pins, it is readily obvious.....you can see them
                            from the top. You don't have to turn the key over.
                            Milt k4oso
                            th--- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ai4re" <ai4re@...> wrote:
                            >
                            > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@> wrote:
                            > >
                            > > Hello everyone,
                            > >
                            > > Someone told me that the new Vibroplex keys don't have drive
                            pins,
                            > the name
                            > > plates are glued on. Can somone confirm?
                            >
                            > Well, I guess if you flip it over and you see the pins coming out
                            of
                            > the bottom, you know they're pinned in.
                            >
                            > Since nobody else has answered yet, I'll try to remember to look at
                            my
                            > fairly recent original bug when I get home.
                            >
                            > John
                            > Ai4RE
                            >
                            The only Vibroplex keys with glued on plates were the Maine keys.  Those were also the only brown/beige keys.


                             


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