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Re: Wanted! Parts For A J36

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  • 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 1 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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