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Old 30th November 2020, 19:10   #1
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Default Know a way to keep a jacking pad in?

Evening all,

Is there a known way to keep these jacking pads from falling out? I've lost one already. I tried wrapping Elec tape around the protrusion on the back to thicken the thing up but I immediately noted that as a fail.

Any tips greatly appreciated
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Old 30th November 2020, 19:13   #2
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It has been said a ring of silicon sealant around the lugs keep them in place. it's also suggested a hole is drilled (maybe 8-10mm) through the centre for drainage.
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Ah that's a great idea. I have some sikaflex sealant in the cupboard. I'll give that a go! Thanks
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Cut a piece of rubber tubing a smidge longer than the gap between the 2 prongs which fit inside the hole. Then put the tubing between the prongs to widen them out. Hammer in the jacking pad. Job jobbed
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The "prongs" which secure the pad in position tend to "relax" over time, I found the best cure for this was to warm them up and wedge something in between the prongs, then allow them to cool.


I used a piece of a locking mechanism from a Bell Fruit Eclipse cabinet, however as most people won't have a clue what that is, if you give me a few minutes, I'll pop into the workshop and measure it up.


Anyway the measurement of your wedge needs to be 25mm wide


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Thanks, everyone. Looks like we've got three decent ideas so far and I've recently got four new (to me) pads. Maybe I should try all three methods and see which lasts longest!
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I used a piece of a locking mechanism from a Bell Fruit Eclipse cabinet,
I was more of a JPM kid
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i always slap a layer of fresh bearing grease onto the flat surface of the pad and press it firmly in. never lost one yet in 10 yrs. i think it causes a vacuum /suction effect. ... works for me !!
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I was more of a JPM kid

Lol, I still have Brian Caveil's number on my phone, although he retired about 12 years ago not long after Sega bought out JPM International.


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As Ron suggested, cut two bits of rubber tubing slightly wider than the distance between the tabs, it works a treat.

This also makes it easier to pull them out again for easy cleaning, stop the sills from rusting.

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