Eab Replacement Spring Not Working
Posted 13 April 2003 - 04:54 PM
Posted 13 April 2003 - 05:12 PM
Take the stock EaB spring to OSH. Find compression springs section.
Look for one that is:
almost identical diameter
1 or 2 guage heavier wire
slightly larger gap between coils
Purchase. Cut in half.
Posted 15 April 2003 - 08:07 PM
uncocked /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ cocked llllllllllllllllllllll
pretend theres no room between the l' of the cocked picture. Thats whats happeneing and the pulnger is not able to go far enough back to lock. The same thing happened to me so i had to cut the spring way down reducing the effectiveness to the point where i may as well have simply used to old spring. So then i got a new spring with less coils. In my opinion, I'de recomend not cutting your spring and finding one that fits. It's far better to have a flat end on a spring then an angled one. I hope that makes sense. Heres another confusing picture
Good spring l\/\/\/\/\/\l Bad spring /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/
If you'll notice the good spring has an l on the end and the bad one doesn't. The l distributes the force evenly and simply works better keeping the spring balanced and straight. Always a plus. If they don't have what yout looking for at the hardware store then look in the phonebook for a store specializing in springs. They've gota whole lot more selction than a hardware store would. Good luck, and I hope your happy with the results. I really like my Expand-A-Blast, and it shoots farther then my supermaxx 5000! There may be something wrong with the 5000 though, but still the Expand-A-Blast is just great.
Posted 17 April 2003 - 01:44 PM
I would, however, suggest that having a spring with a cut end isn't all that big a deal. What you want to avoid is having to cut it too short for the plunger travel. If you happen to find a spring with perfect qualities in all respects except for length, go ahead and cut it to fit. The only good EaB replacement I've found falls in this category so I didn't have much choice.
Posted 18 April 2003 - 12:53 AM
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