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    I have been lucky enough to have been selected to try out some new front roller links. They installed easily and I will update all on the progress of these links. I do not like the train noise of the front rollers. Rebuilding them with bronze links serves no purpose since they do not last!

    king

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    Re: Front roller links

    hey king
    a new type of link or a new material?
    sounds interesting [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
    cobow
    Si Senor, Derdago, Forte Lorez inaro.
    Demainte Lorez, Demis Trux,
    Foolacous Andens Andux.

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    • #3
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      figures...just started to rebuilt mine last week

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      • #4
        Re: Front roller links

        are these enviro bushing links from dunes ?

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        • #5
          Re: Front roller links

          yes, or at least a close fax.

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          • #6
            Re: Front roller links

            The links are a product that has been developed through the free exchange of ideas between Ed Fox and I. Ed and I have entrusted King to help us test this development within the real word environment. Some of you already know that King cares for a high lineage house, and you also know that King understands the AMF machines and the bowling business. King, like Ed, has been quick to get the links installed and running. King has been supplied with only the fourth set that has been released (more copies are in the works). Ed, King, others and myself will be
            testing this product and we will be looking for more improvements as we progress.

            The "Leading Link", as we have named it, is not yet in production for the market.

            Thanks to Ed and King for supplying input and a test bed for this product and also for any info that my follow.

            Please contact Ed or myself to learn more.

            [ May 28, 2001: Message edited by: Bull-Dog ]

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            • #7
              Re: Front roller links

              Fellow techs:

              To keep our front rollers in shape take too much time with the present bronze links. Bulldog has a great thing going. Lets support all the people who are trying to make our lives easier with new and improved parts. I can remember working on chassis atleast an hour a day with those crap 5 boards in them. The innovations in aftermarket parts has enabled us to take on more responsibilities (pro shop, hvac, mgmt, serviceing other houses) which translates into more $ for us techs.

              Keep up the good work all.

              Jerry

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              • #8
                Re: Front roller links

                Quote:]Originally posted by 82/70 king:
                Rebuilding them with bronze links serves no purpose since they do not last!

                king
                [/QUOTE]

                I disagree. With planned preventive maintenance they should last well over 10 years. Probably longer.

                Some day, a link will be invented that lasts for 20 years with out lubrication, and the sooner the better, I'm not getting any younger [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  Re: Front roller links

                  Mr G,

                  You disagree with what? Fact? The fact is bronze sucks......My center is open fron noon to 2:30am every day. We do not open just to be open either....I just left at 12:30am on Thursday night with at least 10 of 16 lanes running.....Now they may last in a center with no business but if your machines run every day all day BRONZE LINKS DO NOT LAST!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Front roller links

                    You could adjust the frequency of your lubrication and inspections to match your lineage. A center like that; 2 rebuilds a year on average if you grease them every 4 months.

                    Is there something better then bronze? Probably. Have I seen it? No.

                    A friend of mine worked in a 24 lane'r back in the 60's that had 2 full time A, and 2 full time B mechanics with a pinchaser. It was a union shop. The center never closed and had leagues around the clock. He said they averaged 2 front roller rebuilds every summer and at christmas (the two times a year they went through the pits). So, they averaged 4 rebuilds a year wich means on average the bronze links lasted 6 years.

                    Until new/better materials become cost effective were stuck with bronze.

                    A better roller pin
                    A better front bracket bearing

                    Just 2 of the 184 lubeless bushing companies listed at this site

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                    • #11
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                      Man, I wish I was in charge of parts inventory management.

                      I've got three machines presently with the insidious
                      "thunka-thunka-thunka" going on.
                      My house sounds like a friggin freight train!

                      Send me some if you have the inclination!
                      Western Bowl
                      C/O Chad the Red-Headed Stepchild
                      10000 Ralston Rd.
                      Arvada, CO 80004

                      If you cant or don't wanna, I wont hold it against ya
                      too much.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Front roller links

                        Hey Chris

                        We are behind you all the way "Downunder".

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                        • #13
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                          I like Mr G's responce. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]
                          Working on my third season as a head mechanic and our center holds one national record for a four woman traveling league.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Front roller links

                            I HAD THE OPPORYUNITY TO TRY OUT SOME OF THE PRODUCTS FROM EBN SERVICES. IF YOU OTHER 8230 AND 70 MECHANICS ARE LOOKING FOR SOME NEW PRODUCTS THAT REALLY IMPROVE YOUR PINSPOTTER OPERATIONS, ALONG WITH EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. GIVE ED AT EBN SERVICES A CALL! 1-856-933-5240

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                            • #15
                              Re: Front roller links

                              HEY BRYAN

                              THE PARTS THEY ARE SPEAKING OF SOUND PRETTY GREAT.

                              IF YOU NEED ANY HELPING HAND ON THOSE AMF MACHINES, GIVE ME A CALL. ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP OUT THE NEIGHBORS.

                              JEFF KUHNLE
                              TWIN OAKS LANES
                              TOLEDO OHIO [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                              WE ARE NOW REALLY TWIN OAKS LANES.

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