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  • Inner Spring Guide Replacement

    Hey Guys,
    Gonna be replacing my first inner spring tube guide and would appreciate help on how to do so. I have a rod with threaded ends to lock out the spring. Looking for a proceedure to follow, I know how powerful that spring is. Thanks in advance!
    Tony Strublic, Center Bowl, The Bowling Store Pro Shop
    A/2's w/QAMF BES & MMS

  • #2
    1] com-a-long
    2] 4 ft threaed rod
    3] tub jacking tool


    • #3
      I normally do them at 270 degrees, then as I tighten up the threaded rod, push back on the rake board a little for some wiggle room.

      As far as disassembling the thing, do you have the correct tool ? (looks like a old fashion 6 ft bumper jack) If you dont, I cant tell you
      how to do it, have always had the jack for it.

      Marty - Pro Bowl West
      56 Jap A-2's Qubica VDB's
      2 Kustodian Walkers


      • #4
        Place a long bolt on each end through the oilite bearings. Get a come-along and hook each hook on the bolts. Compress slightly so you can remove the threaded rod. Slowly release the pressure on the come-along to let the tube expand. To put back together reverse the steps. You said you know how powerful the spring is so be very careful.
        (Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.


        • #5
          I use a long piece of threaded rod, compress tube just a bit, take to bench vise, decompress tube by unthreading the rod until it just falls apart. Please be careful, and always stand to the side of it, never in front of it when servicing it in the vise.
          My father told me to never get old...I should have listened!


          • #6
            Thanks guys!
            Tony Strublic, Center Bowl, The Bowling Store Pro Shop
            A/2's w/QAMF BES & MMS


            • #7
              Oh how i love my old Brunswick spring collapsing tool. I have to go change one today, so easy, plenty of ceiling room, i can disconnect from rake, pivot it straight up , take it apart, fish out all broken pieces, grease and install new spring, collapse it and reinstall rake pin, and am done.
              Brent V
              Hi-tech Repairs-Duck tape & ty raps


              • #8
                what about the lower oilites? they should be inspected and replaced if needed. i always put new in when i replace a spring.


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