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I am working an a 457 and have question about the generator.  Should it have a spring or coil inside?    I think I saw where it does but mine does not.  If it needs one, what can I use as a substitute?
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Gand28
Yes it should have a steel coil, just like a stove generator. In fact you can use a stove gen spring cut to length.
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
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offrink
Not sure but I bet if you find the correct gauge copper wire it should work too. Kind of like what is used for rebuilding a lantern generator.
Ben
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ctp51
I broke one and used copper coated tig rod to make one, It works fine.
Tommy P.M. ICCC #1250 With confidence in our armed forces, with the unbounding determination of our people, we will gain the inevitable triumph -- so help us God.   
FDR Dec.8th 1941
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mcdugal2
A cut down spring from a 413 genny will work...
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Gand28
mcdugal2 wrote:
A cut down spring from a 413 genny will work...


I have some old stove generator springs I liberated from the OCP scrap bucket. PM me and I’ll dig one out for you.
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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Gand28
I thought I would give one a try before sending to you. The 413/426 generator spring fits inside the 457 generator tube, but the inside diameter of the spring is too small to allow the HGP needle to pass through. Sorry it won’t work for you.
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
ICCC Member #1273
Seeker of Canadian Nickel!
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SteveRetherford
the earlier stoves didnt have coils but just a set of straight rods , dont remember if it was 6 or 8 of em , had to be careful putting things back together with the rods to keep the cleaning rod centered in the middle . its just something to reduce the fuel volume within the generator and holding heat helping with the vaporizing of the fuel .
[DrSteve2]    Steve , Keeper of the Light !!!
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