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Author Topic: Old Vibroplex parts  (Read 257 times)
N6SBN
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« on: March 25, 2017, 05:40:13 AM »

One of the thrift shops has an old Vibroplex Iambic key.  It has a plain black body and the mechanism is not chromed.  One of the paddles is missing.  Are there parts available for these old keys?  I would guess that finding someone with a broken key for parts will be rare.   Even at $20 it may be not worth it.

Thanks for your opinions.  Craig  N6SBN
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9V1VV
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 08:26:33 AM »

Google is your friend

http://www.vibroplex.com/contents/en-us/d27.html


73 de John
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KE6EE
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 10:17:01 AM »


By "paddles" I think you are referring to finger pieces. Such parts, as well as some others
are also available here:

http://www.2bradioparts.com/
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K7MH
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 12:02:00 PM »

There are also part for sale on Ebay for them. I would not hesitate to buy one missing some parts if the price is right.
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2017, 06:24:23 PM »

a) Fingerpieces are the one part of a paddle that you can make yourself, with hand tools  Either wood or plastic, or (for one paddle I have) pieces of PCB material, which is light, stiff, and reasonable to work.

b) a few years ago, when I was re-furbishing a Champion Deluxe bug, Vibroplex had almost everything I needed.  The exception was something for which they didn't have an original part, but supplied something with identical dimensions that worked fine.

.      Charles
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