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    Need some info in a hurry, guys. had a bind in the moving deck....had to remove it from the stationary deck, and in the process, had to remove the geneva cam plates from both sides. When we did, naturally the long torsion spring mounted on the back of the stationary deck that urges the moving deck forward spun and unwound. What we need to know is how many turns of torque to put back in the spring....which side to do it from, and what is the best cycle position (degrees) to re-attatch the geneva plates in? Right now our machine sits at between 270 and 280 degrees, setting new pins. Any help in a rapid fashion would be appreciated to the utmost.

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    Re: moving deck torsion spring

    hey craig,
    sorry about your dilemma anyway you can do it at 270 i always make sure i've got someone with me and i sit in the pit on the 10 pin side and use a flat piece of steel (eg. accelerator support) and use that to wind the geneva 1 1/2 turns and have someone on the other side to put the plate back on while i hold it in position.
    hope this helps and good luck,


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      Re: moving deck torsion spring

      Which direction do you turn it to the front or to the rear?...Clockwise or counterclockwise?...Thanks



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        Re: moving deck torsion spring

        Craig, sorry for not being so rapid! One other tip is take the bearings out of the pulley your turning and install two 1/4-20X 1 and a half inch bolts in the hole! Its a hell of alot safer! Turn it clock wise (that is veiwing it from the 7 pin side)


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