No announcement yet.

Track Rail cover...???


Adsense Classic 1

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Track Rail cover...???

    What do you use?
    The same from top to bottom, or...
    070-011-440 Lower & 000-024-663 Upper
    088-001-231 Lower & 088-001-232 Upper

    Customer is having a 16# house ball problem, has even tried rocket rails on a couple of pairs...still has issues. Anyone using the Lifelong "Adjustable Lower Support", think it might help. Any thoughts on any of the above?

    Part of my concern to the customer is the fact that his cover is loose from top to bottom, not tightly fit at all...never seen it this free moving. Just want to show him some feedback from Bowl-Tech, to help him TRY something else.

  • #2
    Re: Track Rail cover...???

    PBL or Kicker?

    What is the ball lift spring length?

    Have you added a spring and chain to add downward pressure to the lift?


    • #3
      Re: Track Rail cover...???

      PBL...Original Design with small extension spring and connecting rod. One problem is the pressure plates suck...holes wear easy, especially on pairs with the 16# ball issues.


      • #4
        Re: Track Rail cover...???

        I would get stahls or JCP thick rail covers, cut them in half and install them on the lower rails. AMF has a pressure plate kit to replace the thin pressure plate that came stock and also has the chain and turnbuckle. Part number is 612070013



        • #5
          Re: Track Rail cover...???

          What I have done is use AMF's new "gripper" up-rails. They are yellow in colour and work very, very, well! No need to purchase the full "gripper" PBL kit. Just purchase the Orange thinmbles, the Yellow rails and the black top rail. Install and away you go. Ball calls pratically disappear.
          Even with a failing belt the balls will easily be lifted up the PBL.
          I find that if the return piston is shot, then an additional spring added onto the m/c frame attached to the pbl helps also.

          thimbles - 088-001-230
          lower rails - 088-001-231
          upper rails - 088-001-232
          Bring me the freshest "Mean Green" known to man! Juice on!


          Topic Starter RibbonScript


          Adsense Classic 2

          widgetinstance 666 (Related Topics) skipped due to lack of content & hide_module_if_empty option.

          Rake sweeping out of time, and pin launching onto lane.

          I work on some nice old Brunswick A-2 pin setters. Most issues I've come across haven't been to problematic to figure out. But being I can't seem to get it to recreate the issue...

          Strange sweep problem

          I’m a rookie mechanic and have been working on pinsetters for 2 years. One of my lanes has a problem with a sweep possibly coasting. I don’t know what could be causing it...

          GSX Distributor shaft bearings

          Two part topic:
          1. Plastic bearing (#66) used in place of regular sealed bearing (#51) -- thoughts?

          2. ANY of these bearings with the black support mount...

          The Legacy of the A2

          I was recently disheartened to learn that a bowling center that I once serviced was actively looking to replace their A2's. I understand that most military bases and educational...

          Table turning on short stroke.

          Hello dear Bowltech members.
          First let me say thank you for your time. am plagued by a big issue for three weeks now.
          our technician is working full time on another...

          Another pivot bearing broke.

          One and a half year old GSX machines. This will be the 5th pivot bearing that has broke. This one decided to take out a few things with it. Snapped the stroke limiter shock stud...