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Pat Trap out of time, where to drill

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  1. 320090T

    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Our oldest Pat Trap went out of time today for the second time is as many shoots. I have read on this site about putting a roll pin in to eliminate the problem. Where does the hole go? Post a picture please? Thank you!
     
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    Once you have the trap in time you can drill a hole to take the split roll pin on the sprocket shoulder. No special place, Just where you can get a straight shot from the side of the machine.
     
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    I dont mean to be mean but why dont you call Pat Trap and ask them?
    I never understand posts like this
    Pat Trap makes the best machines and has the best customer service call them they will tell you how to fix it......
     
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    jsa3107

    "Pat Trap makes the best machines and has the best customer service call them they will tell you how to fix it......"

    All I can say to that is HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!! Do you have any more funny stories to tell that one was very funny.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    I have spoke with Pat Trap Charley about this twice and he acted like I was from outer space suggesting putting a roll pin in. He went on today about taking the unit apart, hitting something with a cold chisel, then pressing something else out with an arbor press, and then putting it back together. I said I would just send it to them but you have to do all the above to get it out. I asked which idiot designed this and he sort of muttered....
    I have been told two different ways to time a Pat Trap, so I am going to use the second method tomorrow to see what happens. For some reason it gets out of time. Charley says target chips, I say bullcrap. This machine is 8 years old and now all of a sudden we are getting target chips and throwing it out of time? BS!

    Grunt, does the sprocket screw onto the shaft? You mean the large sprocket or small? Hopefully I can stall this out until the Ohio State Shoot. I can pick Vince's brain and maybe really get it figured out.

    Thanks!
     
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    Like I said jsa3107 funny Story.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    320090T,

    Sent you a PM!
     
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    It's real easy to identify the problem spotters VS the problem solvers on here.

    Good luck Bill.

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    The sprocket is pressed on the shaft. Thats how the trap gets out of time the sprocket slips. The early Pats didnt have a key way,That would have solved the problem. So you drill a hole and put in the roll pin. We drilled the sprocket that the chain rides on..
     
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    tack weld. Just a teensy easy dremel remove bit.

    HM

    HM
     
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    If you still have this problem give me a call 813-277-6543 vince
     
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