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    Anyone used belt guard for this mod? 070-007-137?
    Like the poly-v belts for its grip but dislike the agressive turning of the pins from the pan to the belt.
    The mod let the head of the pin stay between the walls.

    2012-09-06_17_19_00.jpg

    I know this mod already exist but anyone use the belt guard for this?
    Last edited by partnumber; 09-08-2012, 11:06 AM.

  • #2
    That is a SWEET mod! Thanks I've been lookin for something to stop the 'coptering.
    Necessity IS NOT the mother of invention. Laziness IS the mother of invention.

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    • #3
      I've seen a similar mod for twister pins in a 70. A mini guardrail to keep the twisters for twistering off the belt.

      If you remove the "belt saver" from under the dizzy belt, that will lessen the aggressive turning at the pan by making the pan/belt OEM deep.
      I think the original idea was to get the belt higher and turn pins quicker. I was never a fan of them. Some machines run OK with them, others... I've thrown that little plastic POS across the shop into the circular file.

      PinCup
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      • #4
        I've found that having a pin seater on your guide rail calms down butt first pins dramatically and they won't roll off the pan. I've also found that when using a pin seater on the rail with a poly v belt sometimes the belt riser is needed or else pins won't roll out correctly. This isn't an issue with the thicker grey gripper and black rough top belts though. Isn't pin feed fun?
        Giving bowlers less to complain about, one lane at a time

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        • #5
          This could have been posted in the "show us your mods" thread.....

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          • #6
            I've seen various ways this has been tried. From using a ball lift drive belt tensioner spring with holes in the pan and belt runner to a pair of vice grips clamped to the end of the pan.
            Failed safety course.Question #1:In case of fire what steps do you take? Apparently 'Friggin long ones!" is the wrong answer.

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            • #7
              That is one of 2 good places for the belt guard - the other is the trash can

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              • #8
                Never used them, I use the Tuffy pin guides on all my machines and the ones I've had problems with the pins rolling of the dist. Stahls has a side rail you can install extending the pan. Don't really ever get pin upside down pileups.
                Joshua Knight - Stand By A Mechanic
                USBC Open Championships El Paso, TX 2015

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 8270king View Post
                  That is one of 2 good places for the belt guard - the other is the trash can
                  Ha Ha exactly what I was thinking King! Finally the belt guard has an actual use! I knew I kept all of mine for a reason.

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