Quail Cuckoo Help

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  1. Kim Miller

    Kim Miller Registered User
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    Nov 21, 2012
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    Hello,
    I just finished rebuilding a quail cuckoo and I'm having problems with the strike side. It doesn't always stop when it's suppose to. It jumps out of the notch and keeps going but not all the time. And the bird bounces up and down each strike. I've beat myself up on this one. Any ideas? I was going to attach a video but had trouble attaching that.
    Thanks.
    Kim
     

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  2. Tinker Dwight

    Tinker Dwight Registered User

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    There may be other problems but the end of the count lever must
    go cleanly into the slot on the count wheel.
    It looks to be off center in the picture.
    If it touches, even a tiny bit, it will skip.
    It also looks like there is a helper spring but it looks
    to be unattached. The angle isn't good enough to
    see the maintenance wheel either.
    A picture from the upper left might help.
    Tinker Dwight
     
  3. Kim Miller

    Kim Miller Registered User
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    Thanks Tinker. With fresher eyes this morning it appears that the maintenance cam is starting to raise slightly just before it locks, so it's barely catching the lock pin. I think I need to adjust so it locks sooner in the cam. Still need to figure out what should hold the lever up so it doesn't bounce in the cam slot every rev.
    Kim
     
  4. Tinker Dwight

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    I believe that the count lever should be adjusted such that there is only
    a slight drop into the maintenance cam. It should have a small amount
    of drop but only a small amount. This is controlled by how far the count
    lever is held off the count wheel.
    As you can see, you also need to adjust the timing.
    Tinker Dwight
     
  5. Kim Miller

    Kim Miller Registered User
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    I adjusted the timing between the cam wheel and warning wheel, and did just as you suggested with the count lever Tinker. Working great now!!!
    Thanks much!
    Kim
     

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