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Red Sentry Counter #711326
Tue Jun 12 2018 11:20 AM
Tue Jun 12 2018 11:20 AM
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I just purchased a Bowser Red Sentry, the all cast iron model. When I opened up the hand counter (not sure what it is called) a piece was broken off of the end of the lever where it goes over the shaft. With the lever end broken off, is there any way to repair the counter and make it work again? I am not even sure if the piece with the spring is in the correct place. Any photos available of a working counter?
Joe

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Re: Red Sentry Counter [Re: model72] #711335
Tue Jun 12 2018 01:12 PM
Tue Jun 12 2018 01:12 PM
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It can be repaired,but you will need machine shop equipment to do it. take the broken off piece and get a GOOD welder. It needs to be brazed back on, then drilled and reamed.

Re: Red Sentry Counter [Re: we're the other guys] #711337
Tue Jun 12 2018 01:39 PM
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Unfortunately, the broken piece had fallen out or the previous owner had disassembled it and threw away the part. Besides repairing the broken part, I am trying to determine how the parts fit together inside the case. Maybe the counter won't work at all if the part is not repaired. There is a part with a spring and I need to know how it should look when installed properly. I think there is only one way it will fit.

Re: Red Sentry Counter [Re: model72] #711374
Tue Jun 12 2018 11:22 PM
Tue Jun 12 2018 11:22 PM
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I can’t help you with the assembly portion of your question, but since the broken piece is missing, I think you would be better off, cutting the rest of the circle/arc off (in an arc along the o.d.) and welding a new piece of cut tubing with the same length, o.d, and a slightly smaller i.d. and ream it. It would probably be easier than trying to fix the break. Just make sure you you get it in the same spot... take dimensions and trace it out on paper, before you cut it off.

And like Todd said, get a good welder to do it.

Just my two cents,
Steve

Last edited by Speedracer; Tue Jun 12 2018 11:23 PM.

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