2 of 4 sections done on my time expander
New motor and gearbox.
My gearbox was totally stripped out and had been repaired many times from the look of it.
New bracket from marco.
It was a bit rough and bent.
Bending, filing, sanding and 3 hours of rework made it work.
I bought new rollers from marco. They were very rusty, but the proper thickness. I'm not sure they were worth the money lol.
2 hours of sonic cleaning and scrubbing fixed them.
These are new out of the bag.
The old ones looked better but are worn out.
I cant recommend replacing these parts unless you have a workshop with a big sonic cleaner, vice, sander, grinder etc...
But my bracket had 1/16" grooves cut on both sides and the rollers were very thin from abuse, so unfortunately they had to be replaced.
There was so much slop it couldn't help but go sideways and bind up.
Runs smooth and perfect now.
My workstation has a 0-15v DC outlet on it. Very handy for testing motors and leds on the fly. I highly recommend it.
I added nylon washers to the opto emitter board. The optos were hitting the switch interupters.
I need to cut a shroud for my optos.
Does anyone have a template?
It's not critical, I can cut one out of heavy paper.
Can I plug the opto box into the game and test it?
I'll see if it works.