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  • Leveling a dist...?? Important???

    How important is the levelness of a distributor. we have a dist, it looks very tilted just by looking at it from behind, and it has constant jams. Not sure what to do. Im getting grey hairs just thinking about my next adjustment on it....any advice?

    Schu-
    Kris Schumacher
    316 461 5598
    schu300@gmail.com

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    Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

    good bet it's important. well atleast shouldnt be able to see any tilt just lookin. beltguard up front has to clear bin also, you can shim if needed--never had tolevel one crosswise.

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    • #3
      Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

      Take all belt guards off and throw them in the trash.

      Jerry

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      • #4
        Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

        King.....can you please explain the "throwing the belt guards in the trash" theory? And possibly help me out with the leveling of the distributor... Ive been waiting for you to jump on and answer this post....

        Schu-
        Kris Schumacher
        316 461 5598
        schu300@gmail.com

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        • #5
          Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

          1. Belt guards serve NO purpose....except to hang up on the bin stringers around the 8/9 area......distributors run much more call free without them.

          2. To level a distributor......take a combo square....set in on the dist. mount....unloosen bolts securing it to the pinwheel guard......pry to levelness.....retighten.

          However.....this distributor might have been kicked a few too many times by a pinchaser......maybe the bearings in the main casting are shot.

          Jerry

          I have an internet problem! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

            I posted this last year, use it and it only takes a couple minutes to level a distributor.

            First things first, always keep in mind that the machine may not be level, so you want to isolate the dist when checking.

            (check with the machine running and the dist at the head pin position)

            1 Take a spring puller and pull off the dist lateral spring. (the smaller spring)

            2 If the dist doesn't sway to the left, leave it alone. You want the carriage to stay at the head pin bin.

            3 If the dist sways to the left stop the pit. Loosen the two 5/16 bolts (just a little) that hold the channel support weldment to the pinwheel guard.

            4 Take an 18"-24" pipe wrench and set it on the channel weldment on the 7 pin side.

            5 Put pressure on the pipe wrench until the dist sways back to the head pin.

            6 With pressure still on the pipe wrench, tighten the 5/16 bolts.

            7 Turn the pit on and watch the dist run true. Reattach the lateral spring and move on.

            Two people can do a 32 lane center in less then an hour. One person in the pit and one in back.
            Pinspotters do not break down when they are not running!

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            • #7
              Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

              Damn good advice, Mike!

              I'm posting this in our "tip" book at work. Hope ya don't mind... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

              Also, believe it or not, the whole back part of the machine can sometimes be higher or lower on one side.

              I jacked down (as opposed to "off", [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] ) a couple of turns on one side of our brand new Via, and no more "wobble" while it's idling. Also solved the 3-2 pin "sproing", that shoots the 2 pin over into the open space, and onto the table below (read: trainwreck). That tip was offered by Lampie on another thread, as well.

              Thanks Mike!

              Doug

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              • #8
                Re: Leveling a dist...?? Important???

                IF YOU GO BACK AND LOOK AT A POST FROM 3/6/03 YOU'LL SEE HOW I LEVEL OFF MY DISTRIBUTORS. THE THING COMES FROM STAHL's. SOMEONE ONCE STATED THAT IS THE SUPPORT TWISTED THAT MUCH. AFTER LOOKING AT IT, IT SURE IS BUT THE DISTRIBUTOR SWINGS LEVEL ACROSS THE BIN ASY. WE POSTED ANOTHER POST IN THAT SECTION ON THE REASON WHY I DID THIS, TO HELP STOP PIN JAMS. IF THE DIST IS HIGH ON ONE SIDE, THE PIN CAN TURN IN THE BIN AS IT HITS THE FIRST ONE, INSTEAD OF LAYING DOWN. IF IT IS LOW IT WILL NOT CLEAR THE DIST AS IT MOVES.

                THE DOCTOR
                AMF DOCTOR
                The doctor makes house calls.
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