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    hey fellas,I need some help.I have a couple of dist's that give me problems by pins constantly oriantating head first,i've adjusted the kidney a million times still no help,i also tryed raising and or lowering the the post still no there any fullproof tricks or im i just overlooking something.

  • #2
    Re: bad dist. oriantation

    Check your orientor pans, make sure they're pretty close to the pinwheel itself. Should be just enough space so that it doesnt rub the pinwheel. When theres a gap there you'll play hell tryin to adjust the kidney. If that's ok, I'd say keep playing with the kidney and also wipe the o-pan out (in case it's oily, dirty, or whatever) and see what happens [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
    All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/


    • #3
      Re: bad dist. oriantation

      Do the kidney swap........change from even to odd...there is a topic in here somewhere.



      • #4
        Re: bad dist. oriantation

        Here is King's Kidney Swap Method:

        Originally posted by 82/70 king a long time ago:

        1. Take kidney off lane 1
        2. Grind Point off kidney
        3. Bend down ground off point at 45 degree angle
        4. Mount to lane 2 with the top end still up with the rolled edge toward pinwheel
        5. Use cushion shock spacers and 5/16 bolts and nylock nuts.
        6. Watch FPS # go up.
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        Have you slowed down your pinwheels? Sometimes that can cause pins to come out head first. I've always thought slowing down the pinwheels was a bad idea. Instead of doing that, all they had to do was make a tackier belt. If you have slowed them down, put the bigger pulley back on and get a rough top belt.


        Experience: Currently Help Maintain 44 82-30s and 50 82-70s.


        • #5
          Re: bad dist. oriantation

          An ongoing and STILL intriguing thread/post:

          What continually keeps me confused isn't flipping odds w/evens of these kidneys.[Got that much]

          What still confounds myself(and a couple of others I've tried to make heads&amp;tails about this conversion is):

          cushion what shims &amp; 5/16 whats WHERE

          Detailed pictures PLEASE!

          What replaces those rubber thingies &amp;

          Especially how [VISUALLY]!!!



          • #6
            Re: bad dist. oriantation


            Throw the old rubber mounts away.

            Use the sleeve inside a cushion shock the xpin goes through fo a spacer.

            Use a 5/16 (1/2 head) bolt and lock nut through the sleeve to secure the kidney.

            Adjust and go.



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