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    I talked to a Brunswick instructor and he stated that the reason some of my lift rods are setting to one side to be center with the wheel is because my track support is not aligned properly. I loosend everything up including the track support and centered everything, I had to move the track to get this done but every ball jumps off track and the preference system won't even get close to adjustment. Moved everything back and now it works but the lift rods have to be sitting to one side to get them lined up with the ball wheel. Is there an adjustment for the ball wheel that would correct this or are my lift rods just bent in the wrong direction after years of use. I only have around 4 of them that are this way but would like to fix them. I do have the dual lift rod track support and the Zot adjustable ball lift rod clamps. If my lift rods are bent from use has anyone ever heated and found a way to correct this problem that is measurable?
    thanks
    Drill
    Drill

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

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    Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

    I've got one like this too. I always assumed that it was just bent.

    Maybe not. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img]
    <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>

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    • #3
      Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

      Do you have model A pinsetters or A2 pinsetters. It does make a difference. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cool.gif[/img]

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      • #4
        Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

        Field converted A2's
        Drill

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

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        • #5
          Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

          Hey Drill
          If you adjusted your stop collars on the lift rod stud to center the rods relative to the wheel and are getting good ball transfer from top of rods to your track I would not be too concerned about this quirk.
          Obviously someone designed the lift rods for alot of adjustment because the stop collars can move the entire length of the shaft.
          If you wanted you could move a set of lift rods to another lane and see how they need adjusting on the other pair.
          Graham

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          • #6
            Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

            Drill,

            You can bend the long rod inward with a Pit Conveyor drive shaft. I keep the distance between the short and long rod around 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 inches. The Lift Rods will bend over time due to age and use.

            just a thought...

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            • #7
              Re: lift rods in center of ball wheel

              Is this a ZOT duel lift rod track support?

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