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Old 04-12-2009, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tri-car springs and cup seals

I sent an E-mail to lauren at carter as well - that might just resolve it, but I'm working on reviving one of Bacci's tri cars - I think it could use a new main spring and definitely a new cup seal- would this be a common MSC type part? - i can't imagine they actually manufactured all that stuff at carter.... especially for the tri car. I also noticed the tricar main spring is super heavy - more so than say my maddman red spring. wanted to see if anyones dealt with this before or had Ideas. I got the cup seal to work for a day, but it's over for it, and the velocity never really got above 250 - mainly rollouts though... need some nail polish.
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Old 04-12-2009, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I was not able to get my cup seal off, as the seal part had been either melted, or replaced with some sort of putty or plumbing sealant, so unfortunately I have no clue if standard Nelson (or Phantom) cup seals will fit, however you can order guts from Carter Machine. As far as the springs, no idea either.

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks mayvik-

so I was just out in the shop tinkering - the brass cup seal component came off - thats why the leaking, etc, - put it back on and am good to go. still cannot get velocity above 220 - 230 range it could be paint size, though I am using GAP - a consistently larger ball that I use for just that reason - it's pretty consistent on the larger barrels - and not all of it rolls out - I know the balls I shot over the crono were in the correct position Main spring shot? any other Ideas for boosting it? - I'm gonna epoxy a ball retainer in the barrel, that does not seem to be the issue. would fussing with different vavle springs affect velocity?
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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my 90 comp was getting barrel breaks, so carter offered spruce up the insides with a venturi bolt, trigger job, new valving (powertube, etc). haven't taken it to the field yet, but zero breaks and roughly 35 shots per 12g.
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