Solution to Loadmaster index binding

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atunguyd
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Solution to Loadmaster index binding

Postby atunguyd » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:38 pm

HI Guys,

Been trying to come up with a solution to the issue that sometimes happens when the indexing rod binds when trying to rotate the carrier plate. Careful observation is that this seems to happen when the plate rotates backward slightly. I noticed that this does not happen if I press down on the flipper during the down stroke of the presses travel, so I came up with a solution.

I will feedback how permanent this is but here's a video for now:

https://youtu.be/r_9GagYzEtw

bfox
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Re: Solution to Loadmaster index binding

Postby bfox » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:13 am

Thanks for the tip !

websterz
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Re: Solution to Loadmaster index binding

Postby websterz » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:57 pm

Great little mod! One of my presses jams from time to time. I'll be adding springs to both of them next time I'm in the shop. Thanks!!

llangston1
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Re: Solution to Loadmaster index binding

Postby llangston1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:31 pm

Can you post the size and length of the spring you used and the size of the small screw as well?

prs
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Re: Solution to Loadmaster index binding

Postby prs » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:06 pm

The spring may serve as a nice remedy, but consider attacking the root cause. The index rod is pulling the shell plate backward. Maybe your index rod flipper is one rotation too tight. Maybe the ejector is not pre-stressed counter clockwise as it should be or its pawl is not shaped properly to engage the indents in the shell plate. I think Richard Lee preferred that the index rod adjustment be set to where the shell plate just does not have any play when locked, yet, IIRC, John Lee advises to have it set to where the shell plate just barely does have some play.

prs


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