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    I don't have a photo but there's a poor drawing...

    We have a part on the wall which remains nameless, we can't find it in any of our manuals, and we've looked everywhere on the machines (90 XL 1st gen)

    The middle has a 5/16 hole with thread, and each sticky out bit has a smaller hole in it. It's quite a tough little part and no tech i've ever spoken to has ever seen one break.

  • #2
    Re: What on earth is this?

    It attaches to the shuttle and is used to hold thread. It is from the original 82-60 design whose purpose was weeving carpets; before AMF decided to market it to bowling alleys for pin-setting. If you're only using your machines for tenpin bowling, then you don't require this part.

    Cheers,
    Andrew.

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    • #3
      Re: What on earth is this?

      Actually (in case you didn't realise [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] ) I have no idea.

      Perhaps it was used to hold things in place while the machines were in transit? Or, maybe it has nothing to do with machines at all (purchased any alien technology recently? [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] ).

      Cheers,
      Andrew.

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      • #4
        Re: What on earth is this?

        Duck circuit?
        So it goes.

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        • #5
          Re: What on earth is this?

          Point it at the pinspotters from lane 1 down and itll tell you if theres gold under the machines. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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          • #6
            Re: What on earth is this?

            Originally posted by Brianlah:
            Point it at the pinspotters from lane 1 down and itll tell you if theres gold under the machines. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]
            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Or maybe those Diamonds that are said to roll down the lane but are never there.
            Formerly known as Cyclone Lanes

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            • #7
              Re: What on earth is this?

              If there's a big hole in the middle, and smaller ones on the radials, it sounds an awful lot like a piece of a tool, not a machine part. In my home shop (somewhere), I have an old wheel puller that has a setup almost exactly like that. The threaded holes in the arms bolted directly into jaws or bolts that attached to whatever you wanted to remove, and the larger center hole you put a bolt or leadscrew into it to apply downward pressure to the center shaft of the wheel (like you would with a regular 3-jaw flywheel puller).

              I think the one I have was for removing steering wheels.

              It's not exact, but it may be similar to this:
              <span style="font-style: italic">Educatio est omnium efficacissima forma rebellionis</span>

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              • #8
                Re: What on earth is this?

                I think the G-man hit it.
                Please.....follow the instructions!!

                John
                804-240-4982

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                • #9
                  Re: What on earth is this?

                  It definately isn't that. I'm going to take my camera to work tomorrow morning and get a picture of two up here... I'm determined to find out what it is.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What on earth is this?

                    There's not a group of crybaby kids wandering around the back filming themselves is there? Was the bowling alley built over an old ladies house?
                    Failed safety course.Question #1:In case of fire what steps do you take? Apparently 'Friggin long ones!" is the wrong answer.

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                    • #11
                      Re: What on earth is this?

                      its a chickens foot, why is that so hard to tell.

                      curt

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                      • #12
                        Re: What on earth is this?





                        Here we go...

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                        • #13
                          Re: What on earth is this?

                          DDoes look like some sort of gear/pulley puller. Are there other pieces around with a hole in the center and hooks on the ends that hook different directions? and a large bolt with a pointed end?
                          Failed safety course.Question #1:In case of fire what steps do you take? Apparently 'Friggin long ones!" is the wrong answer.

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                          • #14
                            Re: What on earth is this?

                            Yep, it’s a gear puller missing three legs and three links. It’s a combo three arm and two arm puller.

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                            • #15
                              Re: What on earth is this?

                              I agree

                              Some kind of gear,bearing or pulley puller. Missing all the arms. Not any AMF part. Dont know nothing about brunswick. Possible it could be a part for them. But I doubt it is.
                              Even a old dog can bury a bone

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