Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Articles] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Chat] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] - [eBay Tools]

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Antique Gas Engine Discussion
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Antique Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines.

Antique Gas Engine Discussion

shaping tempered sheet metal


this thread has 2 replies and has been viewed 1356 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-23-2005, 10:21:24 PM
Chris Kirk Chris Kirk is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Monroe, Connecticut USA
Posts: 438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 192 Times in 52 Posts
Default shaping tempered sheet metal

Hello all -

I have a delco light plant that has a broken points spring...it's about 3" long, and made out of tempered steel. How do you go about fabricating a new spring? I've never worked with tempered steel, so I'm not sure how/if it can be shaped and machined.

Thanks...

Chris
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-23-2005, 10:32:49 PM
Ed Radtke Ed Radtke is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Martinsville In.
Posts: 1,028
Thanks: 3
Thanked 259 Times in 237 Posts
Default Re: shaping tempered sheet metal

I dont know how wide of a spring you need but maybe a piece of a recoil starter spring will work
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-24-2005, 09:40:25 AM
Jim Tremble Jim Tremble is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,831
Thanks: 3,662
Thanked 646 Times in 337 Posts
Default Re: shaping tempered sheet metal

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris Kirk
Hello all -

I have a delco light plant that has a broken points spring...it's about 3" long, and made out of tempered steel. How do you go about fabricating a new spring? I've never worked with tempered steel, so I'm not sure how/if it can be shaped and machined.

Thanks...

Chris
Take a look at this site. Everything you want to know about making springs.

http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/glossary.html

Hope it helps,

Jim
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Sheet metal stack Alan New Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 1 07-10-2007 05:16:55 PM
sheet metal work (20-30 Rumely) Edwin Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 4 12-18-2006 11:09:52 PM
9/18 Case sheet metal Jerrod Werth Antique Steel Wheel Tractors - Old Iron Lugs and Cleats 2 06-30-2006 09:26:24 AM
Soldering galvanized sheet metal Gene O, Carpenter Antique Engine Archives 13 05-30-2003 09:10:10 PM
New Way sheet metal Jim Sherman Antique Engine Archives 1 02-02-2000 04:54:58 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:11:28 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277