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  • Torque Tube Spring replacement

    Would like any idea,s on a simple way to re-install the counterbalance springs onto the torque tube, I have done the (LH) on 1 machine
    (that was a struggle by myself) now need to do the RH , have got 13 more machines to go that need all the spring rollers replaced.
    so any simple way would be appreciated ,
    82-70's
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    Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
    16 Wood
    No pindication

  • #2
    i usually crank the table up untill you've got about an arms width between the table and the bin, then pull it on. It's not to hard from that position, just wish i had a bit longer arms.
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    • #3
      Trick we do here , using the old hook for the manual AMF Bumpers, with the table at mechanical zero ( at its highest position) then using the long bumper hook pull it over the eyelet it's easiest when table is at upper most as that is when the counter balance spring is at its smallest extension....
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      • #4
        Same here, one (short) person can do it by themselves with the old bumper hook, works every time.

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        • #5


          Just an excuse to post this, off and on again in 10 seconds, crank the table as high as it will go (mechanical zero) and it just pulls off, some can be a little harder than others, but you dont need to be overly strong to do this.

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          • #6
            If you do it that way, as the video shows, hook it onto the torque tube first, then onto the pin on the machine, it's easier that way. If you hook it on the torque tube first you don't have to pull it that far to hook it onto the pin. If you do it the other way around, it is more difficult because you have to pull it farther to get it around the hook on the torque tube.

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            • #7
              Thanks for your input, life would be a lot easier if some IDIOT had not greased all the springs
              82-70's
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              • #8
                Damn the springs are greased? You know sometimes people are just moronic I guess. I just crank the table up to mechanical zero and pull them on. Not very hard really but the 7 pin side can be a pain with the spot and respot rods in the way sometimes.

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                • #9
                  Marky - that looks too good to be true!

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                  • #10
                    The giant sized washers have to be missing for that to work.
                    70's MP/PBL/LBS,Q-Score
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                    • #11
                      Thanks all, have done 8 lanes so far , biggest problem has been getting the X washers off (no proper x washer pliers) as you said the 7 pin side is the worst but not to bad, was thinking of leaving the rest for the other so called techs, but will do them myself then I know the job has been done right.
                      82-70's
                      Computor Score
                      Elco/Omega Tec
                      PBL's
                      Express CE Oxyshock/Versitity
                      16 Wood
                      No pindication

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                      • #12
                        Make sure you grease the pivot pins in the machine so they at least might make the bushings last awhile.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Never_to_old View Post
                          Thanks for your input, life would be a lot easier if some IDIOT had not greased all the springs
                          Maybe they were greased so they did'nt squeeke. LOL

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