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  • Have you had this Happen?

    Hi Guys,
    Rebuilt a Turret, put it back together. While pins would drop in turret the Time Delay gear would turn by itself, come to find out the TD gear block were worn and torsion latch would open from vibration. Any of you ever have this happen?

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    All too often. Quite common. This wears out very quick if the torsion latch is not aligned correctly by means of a bad torsion latch bumper. If you have the style where as the bumper looks like a rubber wheel on its side, I like to remove it and shave it to where it still looks round but with the center hole off set. Place it back on the pin, replace the washer and retaining ring. This allows you to actually adjust the position of the torsion latch by turning the bumper toward the high side or low side. New bumpers have a tendency to put the torsion latch at the edge of the stop in the TD gear, that's why I shave them. Replace the TD gear and try this with the bumper.
    If you have the rubber button (push through) bumper, some people like to replace it with a small bolt with a jam nut on the head side and a lock nut on the back side. This makes the bolt adjustable.
    Good luck
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    • #3
      This can also happen when the sleeve and plate assembly itself wears on the sliding areas and/or the mounts wear. If the plate is allowed to move about (left to right) then it wont maintain it's position relative to the torsion latch stop and accelerate wear on the mentioned blocking surfaces.

      I do as Lonnie does and "adjust" the bumper to obtain 1/16" clearance between the torsion latch (delay gear) stop arm and the side of the wedge in the delay gear. That way the stop arm engages the delay gear block without the worry of the stop arm contacting the wedge when the gear rotates.

      Quarterly greasing of both surfaces is necessary too.
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      • #4
        Thanks guys I appreciate the input, ever since I replaced Time Delay Gear there been no problems.

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