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  • New pins head first out of elevator

    We just put new pins in about 3 weeks ago. Nothing a minor adjustment here and there couldn't fix at first.

    Now, three lanes are having problems with pins coming up head first missing the fork on the turn pan completely. Causing them to come up the dist head first. Tonight all three lanes are acting up badly all together. Looking for some more options to look at tonight after league if anybody can respond ASAP.

    Also, if anybody has the specs to some of the mods I've seen for distributors, I'd gladly take them at this adress. jason@mwisp.net

    Thank you.

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    Re: New pins head first out of elevator

    Try taking your kidney pan put it down as low as it can go vertically by loosening the nuts on the backside.Then loosen the nuts on the inside lower the bottom of the kinney all the way.then raise the front until your pin is snug. A good starting point you may have to tweak it a bit but you shouldnt get head first pins give it a try.

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    • #3
      Re: New pins head first out of elevator

      Catfish, check out the Distributor rear belt runners / O pan guides thread. You'll find a mod that will eliminate head first feeds.

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      • #4
        Re: New pins head first out of elevator

        Also try adjusting dist pan back closer to pinwheel. Had the same problem you describe about a week ago.

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        • #5
          Re: New pins head first out of elevator

          What kind of pins?

          Adjust the kidney to release them later.

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          • #6
            Re: New pins head first out of elevator

            Use stock 6" pulley's. Our house runs just fine. I know that nobody will agree with this!!!
            Yeah but, We've always done it that way.

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            • #7
              Re: New pins head first out of elevator

              Originally posted by Brunsamf:
              Use stock 6" pulley's. Our house runs just fine. I know that nobody will agree with this!!!
              <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yknow, thats a thought i too had recently. I ripped all mine off and put 4 or 5" inch sheaves from Grainger on my pinwheels.

              Then I saw the thread about removing the belt runners from the dizzies and I did it on a few lanes. I really like the way they look, but dammit if those arent the only lanes I have occasional pileups on.

              Seems like without the belt runner, the pins sag on the belt (no belt runner, makes sense) and dont orient as fast. So I, too, was thinking of speeding up the wheel. I wouldnt mind hearing some feedback on that either. Good luck to you.
              The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.

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              • #8
                Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                Jerry - Amflite II's.

                Kidneys were adjusted once more last night and the head first issue was resolved on 2 of 3. Lets see how long it lasts.

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                • #9
                  Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                  BG - Thats exactly the mod I was thinking of. I forgot where it was. Thank you. I will try and convince the boss to give it a shot ASAP.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                    Get some of Ed Fox's turn pan wipes and put them on. Adjust pin guides and your orientation will improve.

                    Ed did not pay me for this nor am I a stockholder for a wipe company. Just stating my great luck with turn pan wipes. They work well.
                    "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                    --Kat

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                    • #11
                      Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                      6"pulleys and the new AMF belt,no better combination.Feliz Dia.

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                      • #12
                        Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                        Go with the opan wipes. The pins roll off instead of slide off, so you can adjust your kidney to let them come of later and they wont over swing. Personally, I like the 5" pulleys and B188 belts.
                        My mom always said there was one crazy person on every bus,... but I could never find him.

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                        • #13
                          Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                          We have the same setup here as Smokey. Adjustable pulleys, B-188 belts, and wipes. Great results with this setup (1 jam a week if lucky.)
                          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                          --Kat

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                          • #14
                            Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                            We have 5" pulleys 188" belts 1 or 2 pileups a week. ave. 2 centers 60 lanes.

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                            • #15
                              Re: New pins head first out of elevator

                              Is there a part# and a phone# so I can tryout the pan wipes?

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