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Re: Wanted! Parts For A J36

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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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