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    Hey Guys
    I have a real quick question for everyone, currently what kind and type of distributor belts are you using? I have tried just about every company and style available (Ex. AMF, Stahl,s, Vantage). I still have misfeed problems and the belts have no resistance to them. Any advice on cleaning them, or a way of creating more grab. I have tried everything I can think of, short of soaking them in MEK. I am currently using a combination of the Stahl's, AMF, Vantage rough top belts, and the Vantage super grip belt(the green one). Any help would be great!!!

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    Ken: I have found one of the greatest Dist. Belts in the world. Since your in Oregon im sure you have heard of Newells Bowling Supply. I was turned onto these when they sent us out a sample belt. The discription is "Dist. Belt Blue Pebble" I dont have the part number off hand but i can get it and post it tomarrow. Im tellin ya these belts are a godsen. They smell like gas so kinda be carefull when you open the box. I can push a pin down the dist. and it only goes a few inches and it stops. And you can flip them so you get twice the life out of them. I think there 95 bucks for a roll of 4. Im going through the house with them. Got 3 left to replace and I keep atleast 4 on hand. GREAT BELTS.

    deadwood
    Well thats just like your opinion man...

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      I'm using the AMF black rough top belt with no problems. I also have a couple of the White AMF nitrile belts on too. If your pins are slipping, I would suggest cleaning the pins. If you have any of those white AMF belts, you should have pins slipping. Those things grip like crazy. Another mechanic gave me one of those smooth Vantage belts to try because he was to chicken to run it on his machines. Much to my surprise, that belt grips more than any other belt I have seen. But like I said before anytime I replace a belt now, I use a black one from AMF.
      Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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      • #4
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        AMF rough top is my favorite too.

        Just remember to cut them 1" longer than the thinner belts. Sometimes they'll cause the dist to stall between the 2 & 4. If it does, the linear spring will have to be removed until they break in.

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        • #5
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          I found that after so many months those black belts from amf get extremely hard. I just took off the last of them at my center and noticed that alot of them were cracked because of them getting so hard. I used to like them but now they are just another A-2 kicker strip. Stahls makes the same type of belt but they are softer so you get a bit more life out of them...

          deadwood
          Well thats just like your opinion man...

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            Well thats just like your opinion man...

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              I was having some of these problems and got them fixed with a call to vantage. Im surprised magic T hasnt said anything yet. Vantage sells a belt riser part number V 205 its sells for about 6 bucks and vastly helps with pulling pins off the pan.

              Give em a try I think they are worth every penny!

              By the way they are simple to install just put the under the belt by the pan. My 7 yr old daughter did 4 of them for me. Strange kid, she sure loves the machines but doesnt like to bowl.
              Devin

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              • #8
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                Yes, the black belts do get hard, but I have not had trouble as a result. I have a couple of these that have been running for close to ten years and still going strong.
                Give me a hammer and some duct tape and I can fix it!

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                • #9
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                  After trying fat-guy leather belts I found at the flea market, really long rubber bands, big trashbags cut lengthwise, and paper mache', I've found that the best dist belt is 070006757, available from a large number of vendors, in many styles.

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                  • #10
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                    Quality Orange Rubber Rough tops
                    A-110-682-860 Roll of $98 last i knew of

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                    • #11
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                      I'm not partial to the black rough-tops myself... it seems like every dizzy I have one on starts tracking to one side or the other, no matter how I adjust the distributor or cut the belt...

                      I've had very good luck with the white ones, and the blue ones as well. Currently, I'm trying out the Vantage green belt...it's a little thinner, but very soft and seems to have good 'tackiness' to grab pins... now I just have to see how they are in the wear department.
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                      • #12
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                        Coors: Are those belts the ones that look like a a tire? Long pieces of rubber on top very soft but extremely thick?

                        G: Green eh? Got the part number? Sounds intresting.

                        deadwood
                        Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                          yes, very soft, remedied alot of slow orienting problems.

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                          • #14
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                            Lane Dynamx has a good belt available now. The center I was at part time tested one for over a year. Stayed grippy, didn't stretch. It's black with a "squiggly" pattern on top.

                            Pete

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                              Originally posted by deadwood:

                              G: Green eh? Got the part number? Sounds intresting.
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I'll check the order sheet when I get down there in the morning... I'll grab the camera and get a pic of the belt, too...

                              The green belts have a strange top to them... it is nearly flat, but has little pieces of the belt top sticking up all over it in different directions (I'm almost tempted to call it 'fuzzy'). Seems like a good idea...the traction on the belt is nondirectional... it'll grab at any angle.
                              <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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