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  • Need Some Help WIth The Deck Lowering Mechanism

    The problem is that the Deck Lowering Hook Cam Bolts have snapped off of the 2:1 crank assy, So now we need to take it all apart.. The deck is about an inch off of the lane. I need some detailed instructions, and pictures if possible.

    Also the bearing on the Deck Lowering Hook Cam Follower is bent.. Slotted Connection is also broken

    Thank You Very Much For Any Help..

    [ December 27, 2001: Message edited by: Ken Moonen ]

    [ December 28, 2001: Message edited by: Ken Moonen ]

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    Re: Need Some Help WIth The Deck Lowering Mechanism

    [ December 27, 2001: Message edited by: Ken Moonen ]

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      Re: Need Some Help WIth The Deck Lowering Mechanism

      Ken,
      There are no bolts in the eccentric ring...the eccentric ring is the gold ring surrounding the 2:1...so I am assuming you mean the 2:1 crank assy. The easiest way to remove your broken bolts is to take the outer plate off of the 2:1 crank assy. and use a drill to remove them. The broken bolts can be accesed from there. I use a 5/32" drill bit when doing this. This can be done by raising the machine to 0 degrees and perform this there. If you have a scotch Yoke setup...you will need to remove it by either removing the lift pin from the deck lift shaft or by placing the deck on the deck holding hook. I recommend the first option. Raise the deck up a few inches and slide a couple of 2X4's under the deck to support it. You should have no problems removing the bolts after this has been done. If the threads are destroyed in the 2:1 crank assy, don't panic...install a heli-coil and you'll be back in buisness.

      The deck lowing hook cam has no bearing so I ass/u/me you mean the cam follower. If the cam follower is bent, replace it. To prevent this problem in the future, I drill a hole in the cam follower and install a roll pin that will contact the 2:1 cover plate and prevent it from dropping into the path of the cam in case something goes wrong and preventing the cam bolts from being broke as in your situation.

      I hope this helps you out...any questions...just ask.
      TSM & TSM Training Development
      Main Event Entertainment
      480-620-6758 for help or information

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