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    A question about A machines. After you eliminate the rake overtravel on an A machine, can the deck holding hook be raised and make the machine go from ball 2 to ball 1 like an A-2 does? Thanks.
    Howard

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    Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

    Yes Howard, you may pull the holding hook up to put the machine into 1st ball as long as you have turn pan wipes on all of your machines. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

    Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
    Please buy MADE IN USA!

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      Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

      Hey Charlie, I thought that you had 8230s. How do you come about being so knowledgeable on Brunswicks?
      Howard

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        Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

        Howard:
        Charlie, alias whatever, has been aroooound.
        His advise in most all matters is sound. His comments however, can cut. But, as I can picture him, ROTFLHAO, after his posts he is the most enterntaining participant.
        Roscoe
        rfm

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          Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

          Quote:]Originally posted by Howard:
          Hey Charlie, I thought that you had 8230s. How do you come about being so knowledgeable on Brunswicks?[/QUOTE]


          Hi Howard, I'll try to keep this short so I don't bore you too much. I grew up around AMF machines, became a head mechanic at 18. The company I was working for at the time wasn't doing so well so I decided to move on. I took a job with AMF in Reading PA and disliked that even more....one of the regional managers that I worked for with the prior company had also moved on and became a manager for a large center in Philadelphia with 48 lanes of A's with Zot conversion. He wasn't very happy with the technical staff he had and wanted to make some changes in the staffing. He offered me the job and told me that he didn't feel that I would have a problem figuring them out. Well figure them out is what I did...I was there about one week and two of the guys that thought they should of gotten the position quit....I fired one...another one quit...well that left me and a brand new staff with less experience then I had....(eek)....Well for the next 6 months or so I was there day and night...slept on the desk a few nights....some nights I didn't get to sleep....but I was determined to make them run better....after about 6 months or so I had seen things that veteran mechanics told me weren't possible....or a least they had never seen. Anyway....if you want to learn a pinsetter real fast become a mechanic in a less desirable center and you'll be surprised how much you can learn in such a short period of time.
          Well...that's how I have gotten the experience on the different machines and that how I have gotten where I am today.... not sure where that is...but I'm there....... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]

          Charlie [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]
          Please buy MADE IN USA!

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            Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

            May I add a note to switching a machine back to 1st ball. If you lift the holding hook too high, you might change the 1st/2nd ball light adjustment. If you squeeze the front of the 1st/2nd ball light selector and the back of the 1st/2nd ball light switch together, you can put the machine back on 1st ball and not worry about changing the adjustment. Just a note...
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              Re: after the rake overtravel is gone

              Also..Don't lift the hook while the machine is cycling.

              I did that once in my dumb pinchaser days, and shattered the hook selector bearing. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.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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