The smallest piano wire I can find is K&S .015 x 36" which is 0. 381mm but model shops appear to only go down to 0.025 inch. I think a visit to the Guitar shop might be the best option, E string (plain) which is 0.254. Then wind it up with hook ends. - will it work? No idea.
Phil, please re-measure your wire diameter !!!
I don't believe it is as thin as you think, unless its on a micro-plane of some sort !
If it really is only 2 and a bit thou' diameter then I am surprised you can even see it!
Last edit: 02 Oct 2018 12:31 by John Ireland.
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Brain Fart I think. Take off a nought. Try Spring Wire gauge = 0.62mm
Met Kevin today and he came up with an alternative idea and gave me a couple of springs to have a play with. Springs are 25mm long, 6mm dia with loops at each end. Create links to tiller arm, etc, using heavy duty trace wire with a clevis at one end to adjust tension. The springs appear to have the same amount of tension as the originals. Will give it a go at least.
Well here is my trial of the earlier idea. Works perfectly! Although if we can get a supply of OEM copies of springs all the better. I think my original spring end probably snapped after a couple of bends when fitting it.
Maybe now I can get back to other maintenance jobs and the Phase 6.