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 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 8:37:00 PM on 12 November 2019.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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I need to make a few small springs. Anyone know where to obtain small quantities of flat spring steel? In days gone by I would have raided a broken alarm clock for that, but haven't seen one of those for many a year.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 8:47:52 PM on 12 November 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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Mitchell engineering at Hornsby had it , but last year I cleaned out that work shop and had the job of taking all the stuff to the tip .. dismantling metal racks for days .
You can still buy it in the states on eBay though.....it's only cheap too.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 8:53:09 PM on 12 November 2019.
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Actually G, go to Hornsby metal , scrap metal he will have some


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 10:14:32 PM on 12 November 2019.
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 GTC
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Thanks for the tip, Pete. I'll give them a call tomorrow before heading up through the smoke.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 10:52:03 PM on 12 November 2019.
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 Location: Cromer, NSW
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The guy there is very helpful and they use flat spring steel for many many things , so it's just a matter of getting the right gauge. I went there to find something to lock up a motorcycle, he gave me this cable off a ship, it was about as thick shovel handle, superman could not through it . 15 bucks


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 6 · Written at 9:18:52 AM on 13 November 2019.
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Have replaced the impulse starter from my mower twice over the years because of a broken spring. Tossed out now, but might be a source if you have a junk mower.


 
 Return to top of page · Post #: 7 · Written at 12:58:52 PM on 13 November 2019.
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 GTC
 Location: Sydney, NSW
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might be a source if you have a junk mower.

I did replace one of those on a two-stroke a few years back, but tossed the old one.


 
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