Quoted from HoakyPoaky:
Getting close to installing my spinners on my QS, and I've been reading some bookmarked posts about spinner adjustments to get them dialed in. I'm using all new parts, including the spinners themselves from PBR. I know this is covered quite extensively here, but I'm curious for everyone's most important suggestion?
I also would like to know:
1) I bought a bunch of long length rods with extras to spare. So I'll have to cut/bend it to the correct length. I also understand that you want some tension from spinner to switch, but not too much & not too little. So how do I determine this "Goldilocks" zone & determine the correct rod length? I suppose it's game dependent.
2) What does everyone use for lube at each pivot point. I bought some Bicycle Chain Teflon lube. I was just going to apply a very small amount to the pivot points using a q-tip.
3) I've also read the screws securing the bracket should not be over tightened, or it may make the spinner spin less. Is that true? I would think that getting the spinner arm wire adjusted in the forward/back & up/down axis is the most important thing.
Obviously I will spend as much time as possible to get these spinners perfect. I will not settle for anything less than THIS!!!
Hopefully, the spinner itself is in balance.
You need to find your zero starting point.
X axis) This spinner measures 1.25 from top to bottom.
Y axis) The midpoint of the spinner is .62. You need to try and get both spinner axles lined up on center.
Z axis) For forward and reverse, you need to try and get the spinner axles centered up inside the "sandwich" area for lack of a better word.
You are trying to zero all three planes X, Y, and Z.
Once you have this part set up, mount the spinner with its cage onto two posts that are either on the play field or on a board you have drilled for the occasion. Do not install the switch blades at this time. Try to get the spinner to get a balanced spin before you hook it up.
Your up and down adjustment on the X axis can only go so far; If you get too far from center on the X axis, then the spinner will bump into its cage frame.
Give the spinner a few spins and see how it stops. If you are too far off the X axis the spinner can develop an out-of-balance feel.
Ideally, you want the spinner to stop with the bottom always stopping on the bottom. You make that happen by adjusting the X axis. You can manipulate the X axis by pushing down on the top of the spinner, or by turning the spinner bottom's up and then pushing on the X axis.
If the spinner is consistently rotating so the bottom winds up on bottom but it is either leaning forward or backward, then you will need to adjust the Z axis.
If the bottom is leaning backward, meaning the bottom is farther back than the top, then push the spinner backward away from you to pull the Z axis toward you. If the spinner is leaning backward with the top being farther back, then pull the spinner toward you to throw the Z axis to the back a little bit. You can do all of this with the spinner mounted in its cage.
Once you have that done, then mount the spinner actuator rod and look under the play field and try to get a visual on how far the actuating rod sits below the surface of the play field; Then work to adjust the active spinner switch blade so that is is at neutral, on the same level where the rod will hook up to the spinner when the spinner is at rest. Objective: You want the switch blade be as close to neutral as you can make it so that is does not exert pulling action on the spinner at rest. If you adjust the switch blade too high in relation to the actuator rod, then it will push the bottom of the spinner up and your spinner will start leaning.