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    This is just a conversation topic. I was just wondering which jobs on AMF machines you hate the worst and if you have any tips on how to make them easier. Here is my list:

    82-30's:
    -Changing a carpet [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
    -Changing a sweep motor [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
    -Changing a toggle [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]
    -Changing a ball lift

    82-70's:
    -Changing a carpet [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
    -Changing a #3 or #4 Stringer [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
    -Changing a broken table shaft [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]
    -Changing a single piece pinwheel belt [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

    These are all I could think of right now.
    No big deal, just wondering. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
    Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

  • #2
    Re: Worst Jobs?

    The worst job is probably replacing a front roller pivot stud.

    Jerry

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    • #3
      Re: Worst Jobs?

      Speaking of the front roller pivot stud, what is the best way of removing them. Personally,I cut it off with a hand grinder and drill the hole out to put in the repair kit. Any other ideas??

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      • #4
        Re: Worst Jobs?

        Ah yes, pivot studs. I forgot about that one. That is a bad job! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
        Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.

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        • #5
          Re: Worst Jobs?

          my day is spoiled if i discover a broken yoke. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            Re: Worst Jobs?

            On my machines I have been able to break the studs off with a hammer without bending the kickback. Don't know if it's supposed to be that easy or if I've got some bad welds.

            Pete

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            • #7
              Re: Worst Jobs?

              Anybody familiar with Boulevard Lanes,Allentown,Pa.??

              There can't be more than 2 feet of space behind the pinspotters...a pit job has to really STINK there !! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
              I never had a "10" ;..but ,one night after closing,..I did five " 2's" !

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              • #8
                Re: Worst Jobs?

                Pulling a complete pit assy. on a 30 for sure.

                Another one was trying to find a short in the table wiring. They were way to common here.

                Just a small job, but that was a pain in the arse too, was replacing the 1 pin R/C......good way to make that back ache.
                http://www.youtube.com/androo300

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                • #9
                  Re: Worst Jobs?

                  Originally posted by Pindecked:
                  Anybody familiar with Boulevard Lanes,Allentown,Pa.??

                  There can't be more than 2 feet of space behind the pinspotters...a pit job has to really STINK there !! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I've been there, but never saw the ballyard. Come to think of it, though, you're right, the building isn't much longer in the back than the lanes...
                  <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                  • #10
                    Re: Worst Jobs?

                    as for the front roller pivot studs, a 45 degree tire iron works wonders. (from my '82 monte carlo) takes about 3-5mintues worth of yankin &amp; pryin. . .lampie wanna take over???

                    as for space behind the machines, ive been to an Air Force base where there was NO. . .ZERO space. kickbacks were saw-zalled to allow kicker assy to be removed and/or adjusted out/thru the ball door. fibre-glass covering was the "kickback"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Worst Jobs?

                      dutch. the machines at the Hilton which had the "mysterious" holes in the kickbacks, i think came from a similar, if not the same center.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Worst Jobs?

                        Ball Lifts make the back ache and my knees hurt..Kicker assy's just make my head hurt but the worst job I think that has not been mentioned is flagging a table. I hate fighting with the dam stablizer springs.

                        deadwood
                        Well thats just like your opinion man...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Worst Jobs?

                          Changing the sweep rocker weldment is no fun either.

                          Jerry

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                          • #14
                            Re: Worst Jobs?

                            So it goes.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Lampie:
                              </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Coors:
                              as for the front roller pivot studs, a 45 degree tire iron works wonders. (from my '82 monte carlo) takes about 3-5mintues worth of yankin &amp; pryin. . .lampie wanna take over???

                              Dunnotnowhatyoumean??
                              Broken pivot studs..yes had it without the repair kit and knowing this machine had to run in one hour. It was broken on the non ball-lift side(we are using this term very succesfully)and I had to bend a welding iron 180 degreas and weld with a small(old telescore)mirror. That was fun(I only had a little fire but I was prepared).

                              Martin
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sorry for quoting myself...
                              So it goes.

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