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smoothtennis 11-17-2012 11:48 AM

Replacing Spring on Drop Weight stringer
 
I am trying with much and extreme frustration to get one of those drum springs back onto my Challenger I Drum. Some guy had a video on how to do it, but those links are completely broken now.

Before I pull all of my hair out, and my dog takes any more abuse from me, can anyone suggest a method or technique on the best way to get that spring threaded back on the drum? My hands are cramping up at this point...

I have screwdrivers, needle nose pliers, plenty at my disposal.

-Losing my mind...

kopfan 11-17-2012 11:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smoothtennis (Post 7021663)
I am trying with much and extreme frustration to get one of those drum springs back onto my Challenger I Drum. Some guy had a video on how to do it, but those links are completely broken now.

Before I pull all of my hair out, and my dog takes any more abuse from me, can anyone suggest a method or technique on the best way to get that spring threaded back on the drum? My hands are cramping up at this point...

I have screwdrivers, needle nose pliers, plenty at my disposal.

-Losing my mind...

show some pictures.. it is hard to visualize..

Andyroo10567 11-17-2012 11:28 PM

Call up the manufacturer? They should be able to do something about that problem. Update us after you call in. If not, hopefully Irvin comes by and saves the day :)

Irvin 11-18-2012 01:47 AM

Sorry I don't know what he's talking about. Maybe some pictures may be helpful. All I picture is a drum spring on an old drum brake. Tey had a special tool for installing those. May be the case here too.

smoothtennis 11-18-2012 08:46 AM

I finally found a UK youtube clip that show it, but his spring is obviously larger or tensioned ligther.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Htx91OgyWE

In the real world, at least on a Eagnas, that spring is a LOT tighter. I finally got the spring onto the drum last night by winding it one quarter-round at a time and holding it onto the drum with my fingernails. It finally disfigured the springs a little (stretched them open), and at least it works again. Thanks guys.

barry 11-18-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by smoothtennis (Post 7022887)
I finally found a UK youtube clip that show it, but his spring is obviously larger or tensioned ligther.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Htx91OgyWE

In the real world, at least on a Eagnas, that spring is a LOT tighter. I finally got the spring onto the drum last night by winding it one quarter-round at a time and holding it onto the drum with my fingernails. It finally disfigured the springs a little (stretched them open), and at least it works again. Thanks guys.

I had the same problem, it took a bit of time to get it on. The old spring was a bit larger than the new one. To make matters worse, the tip of the old spring broke off inside the hole. It would not come out, so drilled a new one, luckily had a drill press.

My machine is 15 years old and still working well. I might upgrade it to one of these.

http://www.eagnas.com/logic90.html

I will purchase the drop weight assembly only since the mounting and clamps are still working well.

smoothtennis 11-18-2012 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by barry (Post 7023451)
I had the same problem, it took a bit of time to get it on. The old spring was a bit larger than the new one. To make matters worse, the tip of the old spring broke off inside the hole. It would not come out, so drilled a new one, luckily had a drill press.

My machine is 15 years old and still working well. I might upgrade it to one of these.

http://www.eagnas.com/logic90.html

I will purchase the drop weight assembly only since the mounting and clamps are still working well.

Barry, that's a nice looking machine - looks very similar to my Challenger I. I can see that I could always buy just a new drop weight mechanism anytime and this thing would still rock as the base and clamps are all very nice and heavy.

Anyway, after this spring fling, a crank is looking pretty attractive, LOL.

Lakers4Life 11-19-2012 12:42 AM

Or a Wise 2086 Pro? ;)

seekay 11-19-2012 08:32 AM

Nevermind.


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