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    Default Kundo 9" suspension

    Hi,

    Should this lower block pin be loose fit, or should I have to drive it out? This one is very tight, and from the looks I though it would be held in place by the cupped washer and spring. Or am I wrong...

    Also, this clock should take a .0023" wire right?

    Thanks, Eric
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    Default Re: Kundo 9" suspension (RE: etmb61)

    The part you reference (I think I see what you mean) is part of the pendulum. The block goes into it, and is held by the spring. On rare occasions, I've had to drive out the block pin to remove it.

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    Default Re: Kundo 9" suspension (RE: shutterbug)

    The lower block goes into the slot as usual,without the pin.The transverse pin to go through the block has to be snug fit and has to be cut to length,as the spring loaded cup-ring goes over it from above and holds it in place.The original pins have a hump in the middle that sometimes fits verry strongly in the lower block´s apperture and is not easily removed.It´s a double safety device,like belt and suspenders .All in all a bit fumbly to remove and to reinstall,but verry safe!HTH
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    Default Re: Kundo 9" suspension (RE: Burkhard Rasch)

    Quote Originally Posted by Burkhard Rasch View Post
    All in all a bit fumbly to remove and to reinstall...

    To say the least, I had some other words for it!

    Eric

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    Default Re: Kundo 9" suspension (RE: etmb61)

    Ah yes! The old pin-in-the-collar trick! Fond memories. I learned the hard way how exactly that pin has to fit in the collar, that was a battle!

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    Default Re: Kundo 9" suspension (RE: etmb61)

    Yes, .0023" spring should be right. I have a clock very similar to yours and also serviced and sold one and they both took that size spring.

    And yes, very much a pain with those friction pins, but proper tools and learning and patience and it isn't too hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by etmb61 View Post
    Hi,

    Should this lower block pin be loose fit, or should I have to drive it out? This one is very tight, and from the looks I though it would be held in place by the cupped washer and spring. Or am I wrong...

    Also, this clock should take a .0023" wire right?

    Thanks, Eric
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