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Old 10-12-2011, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rainmaker link set-screw mod question

I've been studying the Rainmaker threads and Mad Marty's mods. I understand the problems and how the other mods work. However, one thing seems to have escaped these threads and internet pictures in general.

What direction does the set screw go in the carrier for the link mod? I don't have a Rainmaker in hand (yet), but it seems like the only good way to get a wrench on such a screw would be to put it in at an angle from the top (if your trying to hold the link tight).

I have a few other ideas for that problem, but I'll wait to see on those. I just thought this little bit would be a good addition here.
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no the hole that the bolt link goes into goes through the carrier all the way this allows the link to sag down into the carrier when foward, you just have to thread this hole and put a set screw in to a height that doesn't alow the link to sag into the hole.

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no the hole that the bolt link goes into goes through the carrier all the way this allows the link to sag down into the carrier when foward, you just have to thread this hole and put a set screw in to a height that doesn't alow the link to sag into the hole.

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Thank you! I often forget about the wayback machine and part of the time it doesn't have the page I wanted. That's a great link for most of Marty's mods. I think he changed the guide pin / hammer guide mod, from a thread on here with MondoMor.

I see what he did there. I had seen a similar picture, but I thought he might be going for a tighter fit, on top of the alignment problem.

I will start with that. I can see that would be easy to live with.
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Oddly enough, that Archive.org link doesn't work for me, and it's only a few minutes later.

This thread has reminded me I need to start doing these to my second Rainmaker.
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still works, sometime it loads sometimes it doesn't

I wonder if Rainman still has any of his titanium link rods laying around.
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Oddly enough, that Archive.org link doesn't work for me, and it's only a few minutes later.

This thread has reminded me I need to start doing these to my second Rainmaker.
I did have to hit the "Impatient?" link.

I was considering trying some heat treated music wire for a custom fit link, but that was getting a little too far ahead.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This sounds like an easy mod. Are the threads like a 6/32 machine screw?
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This sounds like an easy mod. Are the threads like a 6/32 machine screw?
you have to tap the hole to accept the set screw, not sure what size though
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I'll check the size this weekend. I got my box of rainmaker yesterday.
The ano and frame finish are great with little wear inside or out.

I think the hole would accept a #6, so I think it will have to be a #8 to have any threads.

I've read that MM's mods help keep the rainmaker from destroying itself, but looking at the final fit and finish of the internals, I'm surprised they worked in the first place. It reminds me a little of the promaster. A decent design suffering from mass production.

HurtCow had commented on the tubing fittings being small. I'm surprised you could get 6 bps with those things. It might just be the clear plastic, but the nozzles look tiny, like measured with wire gauge.

I'm also surprised they called that a "hammer". It weighs nothing. It's more like a striker cap. No wonder they are loud, with the little valve dwell from that.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure I tapped with 6-32. It's just enough (thanks to Loctite) to hold the setscrew in place. I have a vague memory that I would've had to drill the hole larger to tap for #8, so I gambled on #6.
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