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    Our Company chief mechanic is considering upgrading lanes, most probably one form of overlay. We believe that overlay will raise the lane by 12mm. Which ovbiously means we will have to raise the pit and the frames of the machine.

    Can somebody please remind me of the specification regarding frame height from pin deck and the height of the pit.

    We have 82-70's

  • #2
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    You will not have to raise anything if your sweeps and table will adjust out. I would say you are ok.

    JK

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    • #3
      Re: Upgrading Lanes

      Originally posted by hmmmm:
      Our Company chief mechanic is considering upgrading lanes, most probably one form of overlay. We believe that overlay will raise the lane by 12mm. Which ovbiously means we will have to raise the pit and the frames of the machine.
      <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Stupid question on my part, perhaps, but would it be possible to lower the existing lane surface by 12mm?

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      • #4
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        Thats great king.

        Thats what I was hoping for. Can't see it coming off really, Suits always have big ideas. This would be a great one I admit. But not convinced by the claim they are "maintenance free lanes".

        Mok, regarding taking 12mm off, thats one of the thing we got told happened. Unfortunately were in a situation where it is chinese whisper's, we only get to hear things third and fourth hand.

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        • #5
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          hmmmmm, as you raise your tables to compensate for overlay, your tables will be closer to your bins and your double shuttles will magically disappear. you have nothin to worry about, piece of cake

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          • #6
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            Dear Hmmmm:
            Murrey supplies a step by step manual with real pictures to all the center techs we do the 7/16" (12mm) overlay. I assume other companies provide the same service to the tech (or I hope they do). Ask the suppliers you are considering to supply it to you. It makes the adjustment process very easy to understand especially when you see it in pictures with step by step instructions well ahead of time.

            Bill

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by murreyinternational:
              Dear Hmmmm:
              Murrey supplies a step by step manual with real pictures to all the center techs we do the 7/16" (12mm) overlay. I assume other companies provide the same service to the tech (or I hope they do). Ask the suppliers you are considering to supply it to you. It makes the adjustment process very easy to understand especially when you see it in pictures with step by step instructions well ahead of time.

              Bill
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">HAHA....Brunswick just gives you a pat on the back and says good luck.

              Jerry

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              • #8
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                The center that i am at now had HPL overlay done befor i took over.
                The machines only had the table and sweeps adjusted.
                But this caused some problems on a few lanes.
                Spotting cups rubbing on the shuttle, so the shuttle was raised.
                This started another problem, the shuttle was rubbinng on the bin brackets.
                Again over time the forward and backward movement caused most of the stringers to break at the front.
                I pulled out four bin assy in my first six weeks.
                WHAT FUN!
                If your frame is any less than 18 1/4 inches from the pindeck you should look into raising them.

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                • #9
                  Re: Upgrading Lanes

                  From pindeck to sideframe of machine:
                  18 7/8 inches all the way around (7 pin front, 7 pin rear, 10 pin front, 10 pin rear). Don't know what that measures out in metric terms, sorry.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by talkintrash:
                    From pindeck to sideframe of machine:
                    18 7/8 inches all the way around (7 pin front, 7 pin rear, 10 pin front, 10 pin rear). Don't know what that measures out in metric terms, sorry.
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">There are 25.4mm per inch; simple math takes care of the rest. (18.875 x 25.4 = 479.425mm)

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                    • #11
                      Re: Upgrading Lanes

                      The height of the pit to the pin deck is 4 3/4" measured from the 7 pin side on odd lanes and the 10 pin side on even lanes. This is for AMF machines. Brunswick A and A-2's are measured from the middle of the lane.
                      TSM & TSM Training Development
                      Main Event Entertainment
                      480-620-6758 for help or information

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                      • #12
                        Re: Upgrading Lanes

                        Many thanks for all your help

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