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    My problem came back with the machine not going into second ball cycle and the problem I have may not be an easy one to fix. Since the second ball solenoid arm is made of stainless it has caused a small indentation in the standing pins controller between the controller and the lower tension spring. Every time it gets in the indentation it won't allow the controller to go all the way forward and therefore stays on first ball, is Mendes the only one using the stainless arm? There is a rub on the lower tension spring so I flipped it over but it eventually worked itself back into the indentation. I now have 2 machines doing the same thing and have a feeling more will be joining in the problem since they have been on for 5 years now. Other than replacing all the standing pins controllers I need to come up with a better idea. The arms are stainless so they have a tendency to snap if I try and bend them and the second ball solenoid is all the way back as they installed them. I suppose I could build a new bracket for them and move them back 1/2" but right now I'm not sure.
    If you have encountered this problem or foresee it coming in the future for A-2's and the stainless arm let me know. I did notice that the solenoids have more freeplay on these machines and maybe too much as they are a little stiff moving from the all the way out position to the location where they pull for second ball.
    Thanks
    Drill
    After this episode I will be ready for another one of Mike's Brunswick test, I have just learned the function of a new part.

    [This message has been edited by Drillmn300 (edited 06-18-2000).]Since I noticed the plunger for the solenoid was relaxed about an inch before any type of engagement, I drilled a 1/4" hole and ran a bolt up from the bottom to stop the plunger from going any farther back down than it needs to. It fixed the problem but it looks like I had better do all 24 of them to prevent this problem from happening on other machines.
    later
    Drill

    [This message has been edited by Drillmn300 (edited 06-18-2000).]
    Drill

    David Bolt
    Champaign, IL
    USBC Silver Coach
    IBPSIA BOD
    IBPSIA Advanced
    Technical Certified
    Pro Shops

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    Re: Standing pins Controller problems

    Drill:

    The Brunswick ones are just regular steel, so you can bend them, but here's a thought.

    A piece of steel fishing leader (high test), crimped so that it stays up on top of the spring seat. Even if it did fall down, not rigid enough or thick enough to cause problems.

    Kevin

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      Re: Standing pins Controller problems

      Do you think for that one minuet I'm waisting any of my leaders on one of these machines. LOL, I go fishing twice a week and my darn boat motors ill too so I have to stay and fix these things until it gets out of the shop. Thanks KL but for now the bolt I put in for a stop won't allow the rod to get back into the groove it created and still has 3/16" of play. I think I'll put a stop bolt in all of them so it will eliminate the 1 1/2" play that is in the rod now. This has to have been one of the biggest brain teasers since I've been working on these babies.
      Drill

      David Bolt
      Champaign, IL
      USBC Silver Coach
      IBPSIA BOD
      IBPSIA Advanced
      Technical Certified
      Pro Shops

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