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  • Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

    Is the keeper spring on the deck cable assy. really nessesary? If so, how come?

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    Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

    I have found that machines do run fine with out it... but what I believe it does is basically just keeps the tension on the cable so it can't 'jump off' the pulleys when it is setting pins.
    that's my belief,
    if I'm wrong please someone tell me the reason for it also!! lol

    I had one or 2 machines that didn't have the springs on and never had the problem, I figured it was to much stuffing around to put them back on when there was no problems with it.

    just my 1.5cents worth (OUR DOLLAR IS GOING BACK UP!! YAY!)

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      Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

      There not 100% necc. but if your running A-2 speed I would recomend that you keep them on! The sightest hair bind in the deck when it's shifting and the cables coming off!

      Ed

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        Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

        The machine will work fine without them...like Ed mentioned, if you get a jam that allows any slack on the cable, off it comes.

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        • #5
          Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

          It has nothing to do with smooth deck movement. It keeps the upper cable tension tight when the cables start to stretch. Actually, the tension spring isn't even needed until its needed. I know that sounds weird, but a deck jam switch isn't needed until there is a deck jam. By leaving the spring off, you will someday have a problem when parts wear and tolerances change. When the time comes, the cable will slip off and possibly get tangled around the geneva pulley and then need to be replaced due to a kink in the cable. For the 2 and 1/2 minutes it takes to install the spring...just install it.

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            Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

            Hey Steve, #3?? I take it your a race fan!!!! Dito, I will miss him too!!! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

            Ed
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            • #7
              Re: Is this really vital to smooth deck movement?

              probably almost half of our machines are actually missing the little lug in front of the pulley that the spring is supposed to hook onto. I don't think we have any more trouble with cables on those than on the machines where the spring is attached

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