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Wanted! Parts For A J36

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  • John / G0RDO
    Hello all. I am looking to restore a J36 Bug, and wonder If anyone has bits they would part with? Please email me personally at: g0rdo(at sign) morsemad.com I
    Message 1 of 6 , May 17, 2008
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      Hello all.
      I am looking to restore a J36 Bug, and wonder If anyone has bits they
      would part with? Please email me personally at: g0rdo(at sign)
      morsemad.com

      I need the main arm with spring, plus Dot contact with spring, screw
      and nut. Also damper mechanism.
      73 John / G0RDO / morsemad.com
    • David Ring
      Don t worry about it, John. Hey some of us (me!) keep on wanting to call you GORDO , because I just can t remember you call sign is G Zero RaDiO. 73 DR
      Message 2 of 6 , May 22, 2008
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        Don't worry about it, John. Hey some of us (me!) keep on wanting to
        call you "GORDO", because I just can't remember you call sign is G
        Zero RaDiO.

        73

        DR

        On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 9:46 AM, John / G0RDO <g0rdo@...> wrote:
        > Sorry! My email should read g0rdo(at)morsemad.com
      • John / G0RDO
        My callsign gets a lot of laughs when I m on HF CW ! Especially the Spanish speaking Stations :0) 73 G0RDO
        Message 3 of 6 , May 22, 2008
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          My callsign gets a lot of laughs when I'm on HF CW !
          Especially the Spanish speaking Stations :0)

          73 G0RDO

          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
          >
          > Don't worry about it, John. Hey some of us (me!) keep on wanting to
          > call you "GORDO", because I just can't remember you call sign is G
          > Zero RaDiO.
          >
          > 73
          >
          > DR
          >
          > On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 9:46 AM, John / G0RDO <g0rdo@...> wrote:
          > > Sorry! My email should read g0rdo(at)morsemad.com
          >
        • John / G0RDO
          Many thanks to all who helped me with parts. To complete the bug I am just needing the Main Key Lever, with intact mainspring (mine is broken) and complete
          Message 4 of 6 , Jul 9, 2008
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            Many thanks to all who helped me with parts.
            To complete the bug I am just needing the Main Key Lever, with intact
            mainspring (mine is broken) and complete with the Pendulum ( the strip
            with numbers 1 to 0 on it) ( missing on mine!).
            Please let me know if you have anything and price etc. to me direct
            at: g0rdo(the at sign)morsemad.com

            Many thanks, John / G0RDO

            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "John / G0RDO" <g0rdo@...> wrote:
            >
            > Hello all.
            > I am looking to restore a J36 Bug, and wonder If anyone has bits they
            > would part with? Please email me personally at: g0rdo(at sign)
            > morsemad.com
            >
            > I need the main arm with spring, plus Dot contact with spring, screw
            > and nut. Also damper mechanism.
            > 73 John / G0RDO / morsemad.com
            >
          • David Ring
            John, You re better off replacing the mainspring with .010 steel stock - or if you can stainless steel stock. If the key is non-Vibroplex (Bunnell or Lionel)
            Message 5 of 6 , Jul 9, 2008
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              John,

              You're better off replacing the mainspring with .010 steel stock - or
              if you can stainless steel stock. If the key is non-Vibroplex
              (Bunnell or Lionel) sometimes the pendulum didn't have markings on the
              side. This is the most difficult part to get of the Lightning
              Bug/Champion/Zephyr type of keys. If you do manage to find one,
              bravo! But I would fix the one you have - one reason is that if you
              get a "spare" - it might have been discarded because it was a poor
              sending main spring. You're better off fixing the mainspring.

              73

              David N1EA
            • John / G0RDO
              OK David, many thanks for the advice. Thing is - the pendulum arm is missing (the part with 1 to 0 numbers on it) so I cannot fit a replacement spring ! I am
              Message 6 of 6 , Jul 9, 2008
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                OK David, many thanks for the advice.
                Thing is - the pendulum arm is missing (the part with 1 to 0 numbers on
                it) so I cannot fit a replacement spring !

                I am hoping someone has a complete main arm, or perhaps a junk key with
                a complete main arm.

                John / G0RDO


                --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
                >
                > John,
                >
                > You're better off replacing the mainspring with .010 steel stock - or
                > if you can stainless steel stock. If the key is non-Vibroplex
                > (Bunnell or Lionel) sometimes the pendulum didn't have markings on the
                > side. This is the most difficult part to get of the Lightning
                > Bug/Champion/Zephyr type of keys. If you do manage to find one,
                > bravo! But I would fix the one you have - one reason is that if you
                > get a "spare" - it might have been discarded because it was a poor
                > sending main spring. You're better off fixing the mainspring.
                >
                > 73
                >
                > David N1EA
                >
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