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  • Sweep adjustments

    Got couple machines seems no matter what we do, they frequently throw pins out into gutters. Nothing broken, bent, obviously worn out.
    Suggestions that go beyond manual?

  • #2
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    Get some of those 90 brackets that eliminate the slide bar, I've heard they work quite well. Got a set to try myself, just havent thrown them on yet
    All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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    • #3
      Re: Sweep adjustments

      The 90 bracket saves the shock mounts too with less weight on the mount too.

      JK

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      • #4
        Re: Sweep adjustments

        Get the 90 brackets they will help. Be prepaired to adjust your sweeps when you install them, they will raise your sweep.

        I have my sweep's set for 3/4 clearance from the gutter's at guard, 5/16 from the pindeck at the 456 row. I use the respot cell gauge for this adjustment.

        Also make sure your caps for the sweep bar are on and in good shape p/n 300-000-175.

        This has helped us out.

        Mike
        Mike

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        • #5
          Re: Sweep adjustments

          those 90 sweep brackets work fine at first i thought they would break if they came down on a pin but the bracket is rigid enough it moves the pin thet work fine try them and they require less parts and time to change if one craps out in league ( havent had that yet!)

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          • #6
            Re: Sweep adjustments

            Well then I guess I'll try them out.
            Amazing how it's usually little stuff like this that drive you nuts.

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            • #7
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              The new bracket does not break unlike the slide bar assembly which breaks always on Saturday night at 8pm.

              JK

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              • #8
                Re: Sweep adjustments

                Take a 1/2" x 1 1/4 L" hex bolt with washers and put them in all the slides of the sweep brackets that spit out pins. This allows the sweep to NOT come up when a pin is under it allowing less pins being spit out up front toward the foul line.....and.... :p A cheap fix.........and more happy bowlers [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  Re: Sweep adjustments

                  Originally posted by talon1189:
                  Take a 1/2" x 1 1/4 L" hex bolt with washers and put them in all the slides of the sweep brackets that spit out pins. This allows the sweep to NOT come up when a pin is under it allowing less pins being spit out up front toward the foul line.....and.... :p A cheap fix.........and more happy bowlers [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                  <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Sounds like a big potential for snapped castings, stripped splines, and busted sweep knuckles, too.

                  Adjust the sweep height a bit higher and allow it to run back a hair farther. The way it was designed is that when a pin gets trapped under it in the gutter, it will run back far enough to allow the pin to slip out and back into the pit when it reaches the tailplank. If it's dragging them back, then forwar again, either the sweep height is too low and it's 'pinching' the pin and not allowing it to clear, or it's not running back far enough to let it out into the pit.
                  <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sweep adjustments

                    Update time. GMan's tip helped, will keep plugging away as always. Thanks again.

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                    • #11
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                      ^^^ Besides the very interesting (and oft-times amusing) company around here, that's the kind of post that makes it worth it. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

                      I'm happy it worked for ya... glad to help out. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
                      <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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                      • #12
                        Re: Sweep adjustments

                        Hi All

                        I tried Talons idea with the bolt and nut deal many years ago. 16 machines with bolt and nut and 16 machines without. To my suprise, no difference through out the center.

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