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    Hey fellas,

    Im new to the AMF pinspotters side of the business. Ive worked on A2s for a good 8 years, and know all the essential parts to keep in stock to prevent downtime. Now i have a new job and a new animal to keep on top of, the 82-70 MP. Ive been working on them for a year, but never the guy to order the parts for these machines.

    i would like to know the essential parts to keep on hand. thanks in advance.


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    Just some quick ones... all belts including carpet belt, pins for chassis plugs, sweep shock mounts, cushion, bin, table parts. What is also important is having spare assemblies ready to go like a cushion, chassis, bounce board and both carpet rollers, respot cells and spotting cups, ball lift. As you know this can keep downtime to a minimum then you can change out the bad assemblies and order the parts to repair them at your leisure.leisure.

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    • #3
      Front roller links/bearings
      Rear roller bearings
      Table / Sweep terminal boards, depending on what motors you have
      Sweep shock mounts
      Bin straps
      Cushion parts
      Pit support brackets
      bounce plate vibration dampeners
      Distributor clutch parts
      Cam micro switches
      Motor seals
      LBS and PBL parts if you have them

      you should learn how to weld if you dont know how. I have welded alot of plows over the years.
      A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
      - Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        This is a pdf of a suggested spare parts list for a 24 lane XLi (non EDGE)house.
        Spare Parts Inventory Suggested Lists.pdf
        Regards,

        Billy T
        bthompson@qubicaamf.us

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        • #5
          Have extra MP boards on hand!
          I've had enough of hope & chains.

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          • #6
            Chassis Contactors!
            "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

            --Kat

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            • #7
              A good rule of thumb is 2 on the shelves, at all times including assemblies. Use one, repair one, order one. Then build you inventory from there.
              Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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              • #8
                I also comply to the rule of thumb ^

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                • #9
                  Yeah same here, that way if one goes you use one and still have a spare on teh shelf until a new one can be ordered in....
                  AS REQUESTED....The all new and VERY improved "super cool" Pin_Head with super hip shades.....

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                  • #10
                    Hi Pin_Head!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by House View Post
                      Hey fellas,

                      Im new to the AMF pinspotters side of the business. Ive worked on A2s for a good 8 years, and know all the essential parts to keep in stock to prevent downtime. Now i have a new job and a new animal to keep on top of, the 82-70 MP. Ive been working on them for a year, but never the guy to order the parts for these machines.

                      i would like to know the essential parts to keep on hand. thanks in advance.
                      Nicks phone number is the most important part you need

                      Congrats again on the new job buddy.
                      In search of the C2B plug

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                      • #12
                        I guess it depends on the size of the house and the amount of lineage. We are a high lineage, 36 lane center. I feel that I need at least one of every part, even if it sits on the shelf forever. Then as you go, you get an idea of how many extra of the common parts that you'll need to keep on hand. We also have one each of the major sub-assemblies...ball lift, dist. bounce plate, cushion etc...That way the day staff doesn't waste their time doing shop work when there are open lanes.

                        For smaller centers...say 16 or less...the list above is a good start.

                        Getting to know the techs at other centers near yours is a plus, cuz you could always borrow a part in an emergency.

                        Another factor would be the budget that you are allowed by the boss. Some are more concerned with their boat payment then if you have what you need to keep the place running.
                        I can't even spell Brunsw-ick anymore!!!

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                        • #13
                          38 years ago,(( I started at the bottom, & I like it here )) i was handed a key & was told "go run the place"...I just figured when I broke something, order 2. It takes a while to learn what you ask. For starters, I think AMF's parts book lists common parts in RED print....
                          I never had a "10" ;..but ,one night after closing,..I did five " 2's" !

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                          • #14
                            The red parts are most common or most frequently used parts.

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                            • #15
                              Keep a bunch of ice cubes and C pins and sockets available too.
                              70's MP/PBL/LBS,Q-Score
                              Prolane Walker sport

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