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  • Lift rod spring mod

    Guys, check out this mod I have come up with for the lift rod spring. So far it has yeilded no yo-yo's for 3 mo's. The springs are available at lowes for $14.95 a pair. Thay are porch swing springs.
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    [ February 22, 2002: Message edited by: BrunsAce ]
    <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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    Re: Lift rod spring mod

    Adam:
    Neat looking installation. I would only question the longivity of the ball lift rubber. Has been my experience, that enough pressure to ensure all types of ball do not yo-yo eventually split the rubber. Which is why I favor slowing the ball wheel speed and lining the wheel with some sort of material, cork, rubber etc. Subject under discussion,in the thread, still looking for the answer.
    Roscoe
    rfm

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      Re: Lift rod spring mod

      Good point Roscoe. The covers on these rods are new, so only time will tell I guess..
      <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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        Re: Lift rod spring mod

        Good thought Adam but that really looks like a lot of pressure. I would keep an eye on the bend at the top of the lift rods as this is the weakest point if anything has to give. We use the dual lift rod springs and I'm glad we got them across the house before they quit making them. We slowed our ball wheels down and that helped more than you would realize so yo-yo's are almost eliminated once everything was adjusted correctly. One idea that we have been playing with is a spring under the clapper that goes around the bolt, too much and the lift rods can't come down to get the correct pressure but once we found the right spring it lifts with ease and comes right back down after it starts up. Don't get me wrong I do think the dual lift rod kits place too much pressure as well but it does eliminate the problem of breaking one and having everything fall into the pin wheel during league, that and I feel the lift rods get equal pressure with 2 of them.

        Drill
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        David Bolt
        Champaign, IL
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          Re: Lift rod spring mod

          Drill:
          I think the thread on slowing the wheel down to be most informative to all concerned. It is simply the best solution for all problems discussed. The clapper should be adjusted ( with a full size ball in to the bottom of the rods) so that the clapper bolt is 1'4" from the spacer.
          Usually, I use a 3/8 by 3" carriage bolt with the head down for the clapper adj. bolt. I find this takes care of the digging a hole problem in the spacer usually encountered. I use the 1/4" adj. to take care of excess oil, owing to the fact if the ball does not enter the rods at first stroke, it usually winds up spinning .
          JMO.
          Roscoe.
          rfm

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