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  • Looking for a 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1

    Hello. The A-2s are now 21 years old, 32 of them. We are thinking that it might be wise to have a spare 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1 on hand. What have you all been doing? Putting in new, rebuilding? What is your opinion of purchasing a rebuilts? Thanks for reading my post!
    Howard

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    Re: Looking for a 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1

    Hey Howard,

    Well heres what I do. I have 5 complete used gear boxes for parts. If the parts are OK I use them, my opinion is the older parts are stronger. But when it comes to the 1 to 1 or 4 to 1 I would use new, for as long as they last its well worth the cash to just buy new.
    I have never had any problems with bruns or quality parts so theyed be my preference. I've never used rebuilts at my center, but have put them in at others with no problems as of yet. But like I said for your center buy new if it lasts 20+ years why put a used or rebuilt part in that might have metal fatigue that is not visable until [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img] !!

    Just my 4 cents(higher energy cost ya know)

    Joe
    PINSETTERMECH

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      Re: Looking for a 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1

      I have a spare 4/1 and 1/1 on hand at all times. When one goes bad, I swap it out, and send the bad one to a service company for re-building.

      My re-builds are time + materials, and the guy who does them replaces bad and marginal stuff, saves quite a bit of $$ without sacrificing quality.

      Of course, if you have a 20 ton press handy, you could re-build your own and save more, but they don't go bad often enough in a small house to justify buying one:

      Kevin

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        Re: Looking for a 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1

        Howard
        There was a post on April 3rd from Woodfield Lanes in Chicago. They are going out of business. They have brand new 1:1 and 4:1 for sale. I believe they were about 75% off the new price.

        Dennis [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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          Re: Looking for a 1 to 1 and a 4 to 1

          I keep 2 1 to 1's and 2 4 to 1's rebuilt on hand at all times. I agree with Kl Kevin that you should have them on hand. I have worked for my center 4 years and the mechanic before me thought that he didn't need to do any work. Well to make a long story short I have replaced 10 1 to 1's and 15 4 to 1's. Getting pretty good at changing and rebuilding them. And always keep a detector on hand also. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]

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