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Old 09-28-2012, 06:08 PM #1
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"Wobbly Ram"

my ram is a little wobbly, do i need to take it off to fix it? should i take off the front block and loctite the ram?
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Old 09-28-2012, 09:53 PM #2
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looks like my cocking rod is bent, would that cause my ram to **** up?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:57 PM #3
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You should probably just pull the hoses off the ram, and tighten it down until it doesn't wobble and then reattach the hoses. I usually tighten the ram until it stops, then back it off until wherever I like the barbs to sit.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:58 PM #4
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Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but it shouldn't be a problem as long as it stays in place when the gun is aired up. That is how my orricle ram is before it is aired up. And bent ram, is it a small bend (normal)or something drastic? A pic would help a lot
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:11 PM #5
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i screw the ram into the front block in all the way, and its just a tad wobbly, i am just going to blue loctite the threads and see if that fixes it, i think my cocking rod is slightly bent , but the ram and ram arm are ok as far as i can tell, would a bent cocking rod effect the ram? possibly from firing over and over a bent cocking rod would somehow cause the ram to come loose? im new to cockers
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:12 PM #6
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i was thinking the slight bend in the cocking rod could cause the back block to wobble a bit, in turn wobbling loose the ram, just a theory
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:56 AM #7
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the cocking rod is the one that screws into the hammer in the back of the bottom tube, is that the one that looks bent? or are you talking about the pump arm between the ram and back block. its supposed to have a slight bend in it because the ram is mounted further out than the back block is.

good way to keep the ram from wiggling around is to put an o-ring on the threads where it meets up with the front block. if your gonna use loctite instead make sure its the blue 241 strength or youll never get it off again, screw it in to where the barbs are situated how you like and let it dry.

i doubt the back block would cause the ram to wobble loose, because the ram shaft is free to spin inside the rams housing, its possible for that to come loose but i dont see the ram coming loose, the hoses usually keep it from turning anyway.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:03 AM #8
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right, the cocking rod is the one that looks bent, but its ever so slightly bent, not noticible at a glance

the pump arm as it has the curve in it i really would have no clue how to determine if it was bent or not

I did use the blue loctite and it seemed to sturdy up real quick, i think that fixed the problem, now just gonna have to reassemble everything see if it ever loosens up again.
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:05 AM #9
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another quick question, does anyone have any general advice on how to get out stripped allen screws? the screw threads itself isnt stripped, just the part where you turn the allen key.

i have heard hacksaw a slit onto the screw and use a screwdriver, does that seem unnecesary?

p.s. i hate allen wrenches, i wish we could use flat heads for everything
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:24 AM #10
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A tool called an easy out to get allen screw out or drill it out and retap thread.
I use an o-ring on thead end of the ram so when you tighten up it to the front block it tighten the ram and it come off easier the loctite.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:38 AM #11
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another quick question, does anyone have any general advice on how to get out stripped allen screws? the screw threads itself isnt stripped, just the part where you turn the allen key.

i have heard hacksaw a slit onto the screw and use a screwdriver, does that seem unnecesary?

p.s. i hate allen wrenches, i wish we could use flat heads for everything
Trust me when I tell you this: I work at a hardware store, use stainless steel set screws...they still have the allen key but are 8 times harder in material strength. Also try a few )5-6( wraps of teflon tape on the ram threads...might just be nicer to work with than loctite. Good luck boss.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:25 AM #12
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another quick question, does anyone have any general advice on how to get out stripped allen screws? the screw threads itself isnt stripped, just the part where you turn the allen key.

i have heard hacksaw a slit onto the screw and use a screwdriver, does that seem unnecesary?

p.s. i hate allen wrenches, i wish we could use flat heads for everything
if you can turn it into a flathead without scratching anything else thats the best way to do it. the stripped screw tools work good too, but are hard to use on small screws. they work really well on bigger things where you can drill a hole out and actually hammer them in, but not so much on allen screws since the heads are so shallow. if the screw isnt in very tight, ive also glued an allen key in it before and got it out that way.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:36 AM #13
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stripped allen hole...

What we do at work is find the right size torx bit and tap it into the hole, then back it out with a driver or socket. the bits are usually pretty cheap so of yoiu booger one up you are not out much.
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