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    I was just watching the video and the distributor caught my eye. There was no trip rod cable? replaced by a rod? is that a manufactured mod or do i need to rig one up myself?

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    VERY strange indeed! Cool mod though. I dont know how bad the cable setup is, but it has to be better than the original trip rod setup.... nothing like bent trip rods/bad threads to give you non-stop headaches! That looks like a custom part to me... not a jerry rig. Most machine shops should have stuff around to make something like that, if it isnt widely available as an official part. Very interesting...

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    • #3
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      I did, however... notice the stretched linear spring [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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      • #4
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        the rod trip arm cable is/was the original part. the "ball & joint thingy" cable came out later

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        • #5
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          circa 1971 book,
          trip rod 070-006-001

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          • #6
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            I see it the other way... for a lot of years, I never even knew that there was such a thing as a cable for the trip assembly. The machines I learned on and maintained all had solid trip rods with adjustable uniball eyelets at each end.
            <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by TheGMan143:
              I see it the other way...
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i think you see it dee udder way around in revoice G-man, that's what i said, the solid trip rod came first

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              • #8
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                no, look at the vid closely.... our machines all have solid trip rods.... but they're VERY thin compared to this one. these machines are FAR newer than ours... so that has to be a modification or a custom order part.... Look at it closely... it has to be five times as thick as the regular trip rod... so I'm puzzled as to what thats from... the ones we have are VERY thin (you can easily bend them with one finger) this looks like a beefed up version of it... Anybody know? And seing as vantage book says "upgrade to the new trip cable assembly" I'd say the cable came after the rod [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] 99% sure [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

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                • #9
                  Re: road trip video

                  Those sound like the OLD OLD trip cables to me. The first ones were very very thin and bent extremely easily (we have maybe 2 lanes if that left with these on them), the next version was what was shown in the vid, similar to the old ones but thicker and harder to bent, then last but not least thr trip cable that looks like a wire with the balls and snap on ends. I can snag some pics of the different versions from work if anyone wants and I can remember my camera [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                  All I want in life is to turn wrenches and climb around pinsetters/pinspotters again :/

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Coors:
                    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by TheGMan143:
                    I see it the other way...
                    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">i think you see it dee udder way around in revoice G-man, that's what i said, the solid trip rod came first</font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was pretty beat when I posted that. The 'bottom line' of it was that for the first bunch of years I worked as a pinchaser and then 2nd mechanic, I never saw one. After we bought out 16 machines from another house that went out of business, several of the machines had cables. After all the other 'rigs' we had to straighten out (the "mechanic" of the other house was a part-timer, with a full-time job as a plumber. You could tell... he really 'laid the pipes' on those machines.) I figured it was some other halfwit idea that he came up with. Our head mechanic came over and explained that it was an actual part, and not a rig. He also said he hated them, and to take off any I found and replace them with rods. That was the LAST time I saw cables on a distributor.

                    The post about the different thickness rods above is correct... there were two different types of them. One is a piece of thin bare rod, threaded at each end, that has two inside threaded uniball ends on it. The fatter one is a piece of steel tubing with each end tapped, they have pressed-steel uniball tips with screw ends on them, that thread into the tube. We have a mixture of both on our machines. Doesn't seem to be a difference in them from an operational angle... they both work OK.
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                    • #11
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                      I wouldn't give up my cables for anything! You can't bend'em and if you need to adjust,snap, twist,snap (carb link style ends). [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                      Give the most difficult task to the laziest workers. They will eventually find the easiest possible way of getting it done!

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by RGP:
                        I wouldn't give up my cables for anything! You can't bend'em and if you need to adjust,snap, twist,snap (carb link style ends). [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
                        <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Actually, the tube-style rod has a neat feature... the ends were threaded opposite each other to adjust it without having to remove one end of the rod. Loosen the jam nuts on both ends, turn to lengthen or shorten to where you want it, and then retighten the jam nuts.
                        <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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