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    Hi Cotton,
    I have another question;
    I have the new spring and ball bearing for the lifter lever. I like the length of the spring. The problem is that when I push them both into the housing they do not snap into place. The bearing just slides back out. What should I do?
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by lux View Post
    Hi Cotton,
    I have another question;
    I have the new spring and ball bearing for the lifter lever. I like the length of the spring. The problem is that when I push them both into the housing they do not snap into place. The bearing just slides back out. What should I do?
    Thank you
    Stake it, Will!

    Takes patience, and something to hold the lever safely,

    (note mine in the previous attachment clamps upon the casting around the spring),

    and a punch countersunk to accept the ball "just right".

    ....Cotten
    PS: The cam follower ball can wear badly, and its a whole lot harder to replace.
    So I put a tiny dot of silver-solder on it.
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    Cotton, We make a hell of a team!
    I used a punch as you suggested to make three tiny indents in a triangle around the hole. Then it snapped in like a champ. Now the low speed needle rolls on it perfectly and holds its setting.
    I can't thank you enough for all the help. I kinda feel like a long distance apprentice.

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    I avoid punchmarks, Will!

    My punch leaves a circular dent around the ball,like the factory, and takes barely a tap.
    I stake choke detentes on brass models, too, even if they weren't.

    ....Cotten
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    And that's what makes you the artist Cotton.
    I'm very happy with my apprentice level work. Even with my Mason jar at home nickel plating. I hope to buy you lunch some day for all your help.

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    Mason jars are the foundation of our Nation, Will!

    I carry my coffee in one daily.

    (And my favorite beers come with Ball on the can.)

    ....Cotten
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    Cotten!

    We chatted at Davenport about this ball detent for the low speed lift lever and I used your technique of welding a small rod to the ball - voila out it came! I purchased what I was told was the correct spring while at the swap meet but it turns out it was the longer spring 27405-26. After reassembling with a new ball I only then discovered that it bound up. Pull it again and now see that the spring is incorrect. I've searched high and low for the proper spring but so far to no avail even using the Schebler part #DL66 and Indian #102460.

    Any thoughts on where to locate the correct spring? Right now I'm leaning toward just buying a new entire lever assembly but if i can find the right spring then I can have a spare.

    Nice to have met you!

    Marc

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    It happens to the best of us, Marc!

    I covet my small commissioned supply..
    But there's little reason you cannot clip a turn off of a choke detente spring, and put the good end against the ball.

    With a polished-down ball on a filler rod handle, you can compress the spring for inspection, without it becoming captured.

    Usually the spring is shot after the heat of welding out the ball.

    ....Cotten
    PS: Out-and-in-and-out can make them not 'snap' back in, but shoot back out.
    Please do not ask me how I safely re-stake them, 'cuz its proprietary.
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    Marc,
    I recently had to make a choke shaft for a DLX38 and only had a long spring.
    Snipped of a coil or two and it now works fine.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by aumick10 View Post
    Marc,
    I recently had to make a choke shaft for a DLX38 and only had a long spring.
    Snipped of a coil or two and it now works fine.
    Cheers
    Make a spare dozen, by any chance, Mick?

    Slotting .032" isn't tricky, but setting up all the screw hole operations is a bother.

    (If you're gonna make one, might as well make a production out of it!)

    ....Cotten
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