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    Got a ball call on 3/4 today, and as I'm walking toward the machines I can hear the squeaking of the rudder drive belt telling me something is frozen. I look in between 3/4 and find a pin wedged in between the carpet pulley and the rudder arm!!!! How in the hell did it get there??

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  • #2
    Re: How the hell did it happen??

    I've seen pins fly up through the side of the pin curtain and end up laying on top of the ball lift arm. May not take much more for one to drop off from there down into the CDP.
    -- Larry

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    • #3
      Re: How the hell did it happen??

      Originally posted by JOE C.:
      Got a ball call on 3/4 today, and as I'm walking toward the machines I can hear the squeaking of the rudder drive belt telling me something is frozen. I look in between 3/4 and find a pin wedged in between the carpet pulley and the rudder arm!!!! How in the hell did it get there??

      8230s
      <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Pin could have been pulled in the door by the ball, and as the ball was being sent up, forced back into the machine, hitting the lift belt and thrown into the base of the ball return. Settling where it could do some damage [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
      Daniel Hart
      Bear, DE

      *If its still not working, you need a bigger hammer*

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      • #4
        Re: How the hell did it happen??

        70's do some strange things that you sometimes just cannot explain if you're life depended on it.

        I went over to a machine with a pinjam once, and there on the distributor crossbeam, was a pin standing straight up. Somehow it fell off the distributor, and landed perfectly to stand.

        As for the pin in the belts, I've seen pins get carried up the lift by a ball, then fall off and land either on top of the machine supports (in between the decks), or fall backwards and land in the works.

        Another 'beaut' is when a pin goes out the door butt-first far enough that the head gets under the carpet... ball comes in from the other pit, and the paddle stuffs the errant pin under the carpet. I love the forearm brushburns I get while trying to pull them out. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

        My favorite was the guy that shot 13 pins with one ball... somehow a pin flew up and went through the machine frames, then flopped down into the adjoining machine's gutter and tapped the #10 pin, causing it and two other pins to fall.
        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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        • #5
          Re: How the hell did it happen??

          Brunswicks are aweful for throwing pins around.
          When I finally crosstrained, I swear I would get hit by pins flying out at least once a night. And with the jetbacks, no telling where the pins would end up.

          Some of the things you see makes you wonder what miracles of physics you dont see [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          Daniel Hart
          Bear, DE

          *If its still not working, you need a bigger hammer*

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          • #6
            Re: How the hell did it happen??

            Hey Smokey, Tell 'em the one about the ball in the 2 bin! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              Re: How the hell did it happen??

              Hah! I may still be new to this, but! *TWICE* I have seen something I would never believe if someone told me it could happen... First... middle of league... had to babysit a distrib.... I'm sitting up top, watching the machine. I look down toward the other end of the center and two machines down I see a pin ROCKET up from the back of the macine, and land on the bin... spins around, and ends up BACKWORDS in the bin... (of course this was 2nd ball, causing the machine to dump the next rack). About 2 months ago I was sitting in back babysitting another stupid-clutch distrib... dont know what was on the deck, but 2nd ball... guy ROCKETS a house ball into a pin... pin comes FLYING up (bounced up off a wing) off the bin, and ends up laying sideways in the middle of the distrib!!!! I really dont get this... how does a pin fly down... bounce up about 5 feet, and land in JUST the wrong place..... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] AMF bowling pin > the laws of physics... I guess :p

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              • #8
                Re: How the hell did it happen??

                I really dont get this... how does a pin fly down... bounce up about 5 feet, and land in JUST the wrong place..... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] AMF bowling pin > the laws of physics... I guess :p [/QB][/QUOTE]

                I wish they would bounce that well in front while im bowling.
                Daniel Hart
                Bear, DE

                *If its still not working, you need a bigger hammer*

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                • #9
                  Re: How the hell did it happen??

                  We just got new scoring and bumpers from Qubica, but we used our old gutters. They had to cut the gutters to get in the auto bumpers, and now they have now support. So I get a ball return on 18. I stroll down there, and there is an 8lb. ball sitting very nicely in the 2 bin. I looked around to see who put it there, and then it dawned on me that it had jumped up the front of the machine. I REALLY don't need this.....
                  My mom always said there was one crazy person on every bus,... but I could never find him.

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                  • #10
                    Re: How the hell did it happen??

                    Smokey,

                    Have any of them gone thru the masks yet or have you managed to avoid that so far?

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