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  • Pin feed on "o"pan issues

    Hey guys im having some pin feeding issues where pin heads are hitting pinwheel or pinwheel belt guard causing them to sit across o pan till next pin feeds

    any suggestions?

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    Do you have spacers under your distributor? If so it may be sitting up too high causing pins too slide over the o pan and not properly drop onto the O pan.... Also check the gap between the back of the O pan and the pinwheel itself, I try get it as close as possible without it actually touching while its at the 7 and 10 pin spots....
    AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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    • #3
      would also take a look at the kidney pan, we have had similar problems and it was usually a combination of both the kidney and the distributors o pan.
      Ouch...., thats gonna need stitches

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      • #4
        Yeah, normally you start ensuring the O'pan is roughly 1/4" from the pinwheel at the 1pin position and just missing at 7/10pins as stated before. Kidney/pinrail gives you the correct timing of pin release from the pinwheel. Adjust up from the rear to place pins tight in the pinwheel pockets (but not too tight), then adjust on inside of pinwheel to tweak when the pin is released.

        Your distributor belt may also be not very good. We're using an orange diamond pattern belt here in Melbourne. All those stalling problems are gone. The grey belts from qamf are fairly good as well. You may need a yellow belt riser (can order from qamf) at the bottom of the pan with your current belt (these work great with the black poly-v belts).

        Also check there is no play in your pinwheel. Worn rollers can cause the pinwheel to move in and out. Out of round ring tubes are common on 70's. Also check that the ring tube coach bolts are all tight.

        Another issue could be the orientator pan itself. Especially if someone has welded or 'adjusted' it. The ends open up over time and require pressing back to original gap.

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        • #5
          thanks for the reply guys.. i have one spacer under the ditributor, doesnt appear to sit any higher than the others, i have a brand new o pan aswell.. I think my guess would be worn rollers. this may be a stupid question but what are the ring tube coach bolts? im kinda new to this game

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          • #6
            7 bolts that hold the ring tube ,round heads are on the inside of the pinwheel, I have replaced all on 14 lanes (2 lanes to go )if the gap between the pin wheel and frame is closer at the top then the bottom then you have worn top rollers as these carry all the weight
            82-70's
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            Elco/Omega Tec
            PBL's
            Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
            16 Wood
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            • #7
              thank you never_to_old

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              • #8
                Originally posted by seanm View Post
                Your distributor belt may also be not very good. We're using an orange diamond pattern belt here in Melbourne. All those stalling problems are gone. The grey belts from qamf are fairly good as well. You may need a yellow belt riser (can order from qamf) at the bottom of the pan with your current belt (these work great with the black poly-v belts).
                Those orange belts ROCK! Nothings gunna stall on those bad boys!

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                • #9
                  I can also say the AMF Poly V belts are very grippy and work well...I really like them so far.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tassie_tech View Post
                    Those orange belts ROCK! Nothings gunna stall on those bad boys!

                    Gotta part number for those?
                    I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!

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                    • #11
                      I get the black or gray dist. belts from Splawn when I order carpets, ball lift belts too. ( all good and grabby)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tablejam View Post
                        I can also say the AMF Poly V belts are very grippy and work well...I really like them so far.
                        I agree, I have all 26 lanes fitted with them and I think they are fantastic.... grippy as all hell.....
                        AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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                        • #13
                          hey pinfeed,

                          We get these belts from a local manufacturer in Australia (Transmission Australia, www.transaus.com.au), normally in a roll of 12 metres and we then cut them to length (longer than normal though, because the belt is quite thick).

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                          • #14
                            Hey Sean, how much does it work it to cost per machine? for that roll?
                            AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pin_Head View Post
                              Hey Sean, how much does it work it to cost per machine? for that roll?
                              Not sure if the price has changed cos it has been a while since our last batch but we were paying approx $20 per metre so roughly $60 per dizzy.

                              I cut them about an inch or so longer as Sean said they are quite thick.

                              They can also supply a lacing kit for them too as the standard ones would struggle.

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