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    Lane 11 sweep motor was overheated tonite and coasting bad. I was going to move them but a lady bowler had 270's and 260's her 1st 2 games on that pair tonite.

    I took a leaf blower and held it to the top until the kloxon released. Then I wire tied it to the conduit for our auto scoring with the end buried right in the top of the stator. It ran flawlessly the last 8 frames of the night.

    The lady shot 750's....not bad for a 170 something average.

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    So thats where my leaf blower went too!!!!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

    fingers

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    • #3
      Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

      Lets see, one night, full house, spring snapped on front roller support bracket on ball door side. Wrapped a chain around bracket and fished the chain under the machine to the backend. I got a distributor safety link spring (the short fat one) and put it on the end of the chain. Then I got a c clamp and put it on the backend support leg and attached the spring to the clamp...

      We made it through the night, but the carpet got frayed on the ball door side from rubbing up against the chain. I flip flopped carpets with the next machine to keep a good edge for the ball exit.

      Thats the most extreme I ever got with rigging a machine. But it worked. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

      fingers

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      • #4
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        Guru: Wow thats an exteme Rigging! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] I have one question though... what kind of motors do you have? Why not just change the head?

        I dont know if i could think of something like that on the fly but its a great idea. Thumbs up!

        I never had to rig a machine to get it through league before to that extent but i did have to string a linier spring across the saddle of a ball lift because the belt sucked. other than that nothing big.

        deadwood
        Well thats just like your opinion man...

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        • #5
          Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

          Deadwood,

          I would have changed it however the new head would have got hot quick. I havent made it in today to fix it yet. Either the relay or the SWS is out. I would have burnt my hands on this one....it was (((HOT)))

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          • #6
            Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

            Sorry Knuck....that was a pretty elaborate rig job yourself!

            I had the assy. under the spot solonoid go bad once ......the one with the spring and such. No spare parts to fix (just started there)....used needle nose vise grips on it for 2 days. Never missed a beat.

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            • #7
              Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

              GURU, are you going to buy a leaf blower for every pair and have them ready to go
              didn't the bowlers bitch about the noise. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] el crudo
              if things aren't going right just use a bigger hammer! DIRT

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              • #8
                Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                You could hear the blower up front.....not that bad with all the TV's and noise.

                Guru

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                • #9
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                  Great idea but u didnt say what type of motors you have. It sounds like nationals. I burned my hands on a head once. I mean really burned them, wasnt to bad but it hurt. Ran to the bathroom quickly and sank em in cold water. Stupid cheap aluminium wires. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

                  deadwood
                  Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                    rear of PBL urethane ball door broke out allowing pins under the lane & in the paddle area, no spares. used kicker back filler plate with layers of duct tape, and hacked the rest of the urethane ball door to fit. lasted over a year. until one of my pinchasers noticed it and decided to fix it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                      make that back filler plate support bracket. #24-623

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                      • #12
                        Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                        Originally posted by 82/70 Guru:
                        Deadwood,

                        I would have changed it however the new head would have got hot quick. I havent made it in today to fix it yet. Either the relay or the SWS is out. I would have burnt my hands on this one....it was (((HOT)))
                        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">National motors can get pretty hot, no doubt. I keep a pair of Grainger's "Terry Hot Mill" gloves in the back on the spare motor shelf... if it's "too hot to handle", I throw them on to change it out. Seems silly to handle parts with glorified oven mitts, but hey, whatever works...

                        For another 'rig' on a machine (I might have posted this one before, don't remember) If you're tired of banging out the roll pin on your odd-numbered machine distributor shafts to get the clutch off, go to the local hardware store and pick up a bunch of 1/4" hitchpin (hairpin) clips. Knock the pin out and replace it with the clip... 'voila! No more bent shafts and busted knuckles. Mine have been running this setup for more than a year, and it works great. The softer metal of the clip also keeps the steel joint slots from wearing, and they're cheap to replace if needed... about $0.70 apiece.
                        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                          Years ago when I was a young chap just chasing, we had our ball lift take a poop. Don't remember what it was, but was a major POOP! Full House with a game and a half to go. Our A mechanic was 20 minutes away and would have taken amjor undertaking to get it going again 30+ minutes. Also had a guy with 278 first game and 6 in a row to start off the second. So we did it the ol fashion way. I grabbed a bucket and plopped down on top of the machine and turned the lift belt by hand for 14 frames of 10 bowlers! That was neither ingenious nor efficient, but was they only thing we could do. Talk about sore, tired, cut up hands at the end of the night. BTW, they guy ended up with a 750, [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] oh well, whatcha gonna do? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif[/img]

                          BB

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                          • #14
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                            "G": We used huge cotter pins at my old center. Last night I had a dizzy go haywire on me. Old Cork Clutch... Dirty and Disgusting. Luckily the porter was in back havin a smoke. So I had him feed pins while I worked on the dizzy. Clutch plate was bent so had to grab a new one, they had one of those plasic vantage bull uni-joints. Then someone put some thick azz roll pin in. Ill stick to either the old apex u-joints or the new ones. Took twice as long to fix a clutch because of that. Welp to make a long story short that cotter pin makes change out time down to 6 min.

                            deadwood
                            Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                            • #15
                              Re: Best rig ever on a 70!

                              I tried cotter pins, and they worked...but I was looking for something that was just pull-out and push-in, and it wound up being those clips.

                              The only problem with them is you have to use the steel (Apex) u-joints with them... the plastic ones are too fat for the clip to go over (bends the clip). I use the plastic joints on the even machines, and steel on the odd machines w/ the clips. It saves some $$ using half plastic, but it's still easy to get the clutches apart.
                              <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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