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Atomicvole

Member Since 22 Jan 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 04 2014 03:07 AM
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How to fix missing Ball detent - in the top cocking black bolts - Newer Spyders

11 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

This happened to me, I had purchased a TechT Hush bolt for my 08 Spyder Electra.
(Yes the velocity went up by 15FPS and my teammates say the sound signature is not so abrupt)

After practice I found my ball, spring and detent screw missing from the bolt - the pin, fortunately, did stay in the bolt.
This not a fault of TechT, but would be my fault as I was the last to have monkeyed with it.

I went to Ace Hardware and picked up the following:
m6x6 1.00 pitch Setscrew
Chrome ball bearing 3/16"
#1 compression spring 1 5/16" long 5/32 wide .023 wire

I purchased two of everything, except the spring, just one sprig.
I paid 65 cents for each setscrew, 20 cents for each ball bearing, and 60 cents for the spring.

Cut the spring at one end about 4 coils in.

Inserted the retaining pin in the bolt, dropped in the ball bearing, dropped in the cut spring, Finished end against the ball bearing, used blue Loctite on the threads of the set screw and then screwed it in (MAKING SURE NOT TO CROSS THREAD IT)

Screw the set screw in far enough to have good tension on the pin, but not to much as it will lock the pin in place.
Probably give it some time for the blue Loctite to set up properly before using.

Yes I am sure Kingman will get me the parts, maybe even for free (I am waiting for their replay on this issue)
I wanted the darn thing replaced today!
I now have extra parts to keep in the too kit along with my extra o-rings, just in case my 08 Electra decides to be finicky - I'll be as ready as I can be.

Hopefully this may be of use to others.

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05 March 2012 - 02:50 AM

Putting up my little corner of the world for if I help someone or a thank you for a B/S/T done well.

Paint ball trap?

26 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

Any ideas on how to make a paintball trap?

I have seen the "cage of rags" or so it appears on some of the PunkWorks videos, but do not have the luxury of space nor back yard.
I have the usual small apartment, and limited storage space to work from.

I am looking for something that can be set up in a garage, to use to test, chrono and set up markers.


I did make a test fire tube that is capped, so I can fire the marker in the apartment without going deaf.

09 Pilot and Electra feed necks - Same threads?

14 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Ok, I understand the 09 Electra feed neck is not any standard thread but something Kingman proprietary.

Does the same hold true for the 09 Pilot?

I ask because I have seen CP has a Clamping feed neck marketed for the 09 Pilot.

Part of their "standard" looking Clamping Feed necks in a myriad of CP colors with the intriguing choice of “Pilot - Fits 09 Spyder Pilot”

LEDs to save solenoid wear

07 February 2012 - 02:37 AM

Was corrected recently not to cause to much wear on my solenoid by clicking the heck out of it.

So.. pondering using a PC connector to connect an LED to the board's solenoid output.
Not a little 5mm but a regular 12v 18 SMD 1157 style automotive turn signal that I have laying around.

This won't hurt the capacitor or the board will it?

Using a Tadao board in a Spyder Electra
Cap is 16V 6800uF