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« on: June 30, 2019, 03:58:00 PM »

So the topic has been mentioned in other places but no specific measurements on lighter springs, so I took apart two lighters to scavenge their springs and measure....a Gil lighter on the left and a Bic on the right...the Gil only has one spring and the measurement are shown......next post will have the Bic lighter.....Bill


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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 04:01:49 PM »

The. Bic lighter was next...surprised the Gil has only one while the Bic has two.....the measurements are shown...Bill


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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 04:03:16 PM »

And while I was at it my neighbor pointed out the common red and white bobber has a spring in it...so took three of the common sizes and retrieved the springs from them......the large first....


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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2019, 04:06:06 PM »

Medium and small...


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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2019, 04:24:35 PM »

Spring has sprung !!  Thanks, that will come in handy .
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 01:48:46 PM »

Stickied... Dominick
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 02:17:03 PM »

Good post thanks Bill, yes spring will be here in Australia, in September, cheers Don.
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2019, 04:22:03 PM »

Bill, this is one of those threads I'm sure many will get something they will use from it... Jeff
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2019, 04:26:20 PM »

Good job Bill!...thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2019, 05:00:04 PM »

Thank you for the sticky, who would have thought something so simple would generate this interest....a couple observations:

1. The long skinny springs are used to push the lighter flint up to the striker, and seem pretty powerful, but I have no way to measure the pressures
2. The springs on the bobbers, the small bobber seemed to have the most pressure, but again no way to measure
3. The larger the bobber did not yield a more powerful spring, albeit the opposite seems the rule

I would be interested to see what the Penn dog springs measure out to, I don't have any in stock to measure...maybe if someone is servicing a reel they can post them for us......Bill
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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 04:12:57 PM »

I crushed the dog spring in my squidder a while back, and now it is a bic lighter spring in there. The ratchet is now a whole lot more audible than before.
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2019, 09:42:59 PM »

Good to hear you were able to use one of those spring.....Bill
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