All I have to go on is part of a broken spring on one of my cranks. From the pictures I'm guessing it should be about three inches long. Is that right?
May be closer to four,but pretty close.There should be a hole in the crank handle for one end
Steve ; I have a new one , of 2.5 inch.
Lang's has them for 75 cents.
Can you make one for less than that?
Steve: .75 cents ????? buy 10 of them and never have to buy another one. I started buying 10-20 of the cheap little items with every Langs order. I would just pick a few different items from the catalog that I thought I would need and get the amount I thought would last me at least 10 years. things like bendix cover screws, band nuts and washers, spindle washers, the rebuild parts for the APCO adjustable tie rod/wishbone caps. ect. I now have a nice assortment of those little things that are always hard to find or I forgot to get when I needed them. So dig up a few of those old moldy $$$ and "get er done"
Yep, I know they're cheap, and I have no intention of making my own. But before I pay shipping I'll see if the local hardware store or farm supply has one in their selection of generic springs. If it's available locally for less, I can spend the extra dough on stuff that isn't.
As for stocking up on little stuff, yes, I do that. I keep extra thrust plate pins, rear axle fiber washers, oil plug gaskets, manifold gaskets, etc. In this case, I'll probably get half a dozen springs, either locally or from one of the parts dealers.
Now I just wish somebody would tell me where I put my bag of grease cups.
You can make one for a fraction of the store bought one. I made one out of stiff SS wire in a couple minutes. It works great and it will never rust.
I wonder if I can get SS wire out here in Podunk.
If not in Podunk, you might try the hardware store in East Potato Patch in West Texas.