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  • Trip rod / trip cable

    Discuss.

    I like the rod......it forces the blade up after the pin falls off the trip arms.....JMO.

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    Re: Trip rod / trip cable

    they both have good and bad, i think the cable is easier to adjust, but like you said it does force the stop blade back up after indexing. Our rods are screwed up, so i have too take one side off in order to adjust, they will not work like there supposed too as far as adjusting.

    just my opinion, opinions are like A**holes everbody's got one.
    Remember no one is perfect no matter how good we are!

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    • #3
      Re: Trip rod / trip cable

      what kind of set-up you got?? On mine the trip rod play's NO role in bringing the stop blade up. It's sole purpose is to work the trip arm weldment to bring the stop blade down. After the pin leaves the fingers, The spring hooked to the trip arm weldment brings the stop blade back up. The fingers & rod are dead weight working against it.Unless you have a spring or rubber bands hooked to your fingers. That rod is NOT helping bring the stop blade back up. I run both....But like the cable better. It's ease of adjustment is nice.
      Even a old dog can bury a bone

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      • #4
        Re: Trip rod / trip cable

        Hey guys, I dont believe one is better than the other, just personal preference. I've ran both and they perform the same. Last year I switched all of my rods to the cables, not sure why, mabye they look cooler. Just make sure you tighten jam nuts on cables or they will spin in time. I rebuilt my distributors 1 year ago and haven't made a single adjustment since. That is whats so great about being the only mechanic in the center, no one ****s with my sh*t. :p :p

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        • #5
          Re: Trip rod / trip cable

          Originally posted by NCWINGNUT:
          they both have good and bad, i think the cable is easier to adjust, but like you said it does force the stop blade back up after indexing. Our rods are screwed up, so i have too take one side off in order to adjust, they will not work like there supposed too as far as adjusting.

          just my opinion, opinions are like A**holes everbody's got one.
          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Look into the trip rod from Stalls....It has left hand threads on one end and right on the other like the spot/respot rods...lots easier to adjust

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          • #6
            Re: Trip rod / trip cable

            Originally posted by NCWINGNUT:

            just my opinion, opinions are like A**holes everbody's got one.
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">and must of them stink.

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            • #7
              Re: Trip rod / trip cable

              Cables Rule!

              Old School's right. Unless you have an unusual setup, rods play no part, what so ever, in raising the stop blades. In fact, if the weight of the trip arms were removed from the equation, gravity, alone, would be enough to raise the stop blades. The purpose of the trip return spring (070-006-035) is to overcome the weight of the trip arms.

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              • #8
                Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                Boy, some things never change.

                Btw. I like the rod because its added weight along with the trip arms help old beat up paper thin rounded stop blades from indexing upon impact from the clutch plate thingy.

                Thats it. See you next year.

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                • #9
                  Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                  Good to see that you emerge from your cave occasionally, Gary!
                  Hope you can make it more than a yearly event...
                  Yer pal in Arvada.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                    pinboy i have been having p/j's that are driving me nuts and i have done clutch and other stuff and still have problems. any suggestions?

                    BAMM

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                    • #11
                      Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                      Bamm, remember pin jams aren't always distributor related. A shuttle problem or pin feed onto orienter pan can also cause problems. Even worn out or loose pin holding brackets in elevator wheel. I prefer a thin distributor belt as opposed to the thick ones. Thick ones have a lot of foreward tension. Make sure the belts are the right length. The way I guage my belt length is to get the tension roller approximately 1/8" away from frame, looking from indexing cam side. Many years ago I was fortunate enough to have a video camera mounted to a cart, that would catch problems that I could not. Keep us informed on your problems, this is just the basics, start here. One more thing, Adjust orientor pan as close to elevator wheel as possible without touching.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                        Boy was I wrong in my earlier post. I looked at a dist. yesterday. See what you made me do.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                          I like the rod......it forces the blade up after the pin falls off the trip arms.....JMO.
                          <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">that is the silliest comment i have heard on here for a while

                          the king you have disappointed me for the first and hopefully the last time

                          the trip rod should fall beck to its position without anything helping it, if you are relying on things on a dizzy "forcing" things into place you got problems, the trip rod has to be gravity driven

                          and seeing the fingers are attached to that rod, they would naturally go up to their normal position when the trip rod hits the bumper on the trip bracket

                          i know my s***, believe me [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                          i don't need mods, i am a bloody genius

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                          • #14
                            Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                            You are the S*** Chucky
                            First you clean it
                            then you lube it
                            then you clean it
                            then you adjust it
                            then you clean it
                            then you clean it some more

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                            • #15
                              Re: Trip rod / trip cable

                              Originally posted by craigchandler:
                              </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> I like the rod......it forces the blade up after the pin falls off the trip arms.....JMO.
                              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">that is the silliest comment i have heard on here for a while

                              the king you have disappointed me for the first and hopefully the last time

                              the trip rod should fall beck to its position without anything helping it, if you are relying on things on a dizzy "forcing" things into place you got problems, the trip rod has to be gravity driven

                              and seeing the fingers are attached to that rod, they would naturally go up to their normal position when the trip rod hits the bumper on the trip bracket

                              i know my s***, believe me [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                              </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">The weight of the rod and the spring FORCES the stop blade back up after index.....I have seen numerous cbale distributors fail to complete the index.....hence double loads.

                              JK

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