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Old 06-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Location: Roanoke, VA

Originally Posted by Christian p View Post
Thanks guys. The thumper has some issues that maybe questionable to diagnose. I replaced o-rings tonight to stop a leak but the hammer spring needs rebuilt. That can be challenging. I never built springs.

I'm going to polish her too so more labor than parts will be done, I like to make stick feed, but tubular metal isn't my forte. Might leave her stock class but some mods are needed. Maybe I'll polish a barrel.
I use my local Mom & Pop hardware store and their spring section. Get an outside diameter and length reading and then it boils down to wire size which seems to equate to tension strength. I don't know how it is in Pittsburgh, but in Virginia you can find the springs between painters pants and bird seed. Should be right next to the mailbox selection.
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