Re: Wanted! Parts For A J36
- 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 email@example.com, "David Ring" <n1ea@...> wrote:
> 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.
> David N1EA