Replacing bearings and seals in the right angle gearbox / speed reducer for our King Amusement Co Supersonic Rocket ride.
Creating a fixture to mount my angle grinder in a way that allows me to remove controlled amounts of metal from a shaft that isn’t supposed to be welded.
This week I tear apart the electric motor for our King Amusement Company Supersonic Rocket Ride. This is a 1 hp Dayton motor with a centrifugal clutch. It needed new bearings, removal of some internal oxidation, touching up some insulation and a fresh coat of paint. Ran into a problem with the cooling fan though… Continue reading Rebuilding the King Rocket Ride Motor
Purchased a Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer to see if it could tackle the peeling paint on our carnival ride restoration. This is the 1750 PSI model 63254 / 63255 sold under the Portland brand name. These go on sale from time to time for about $80. This seemed like pretty good value if it… Continue reading Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer
Beginning to restore a vintage carnival kiddie ride in my backyard. This rocket ride was manufactured by the King Amusement Co in 1972.
I itemize the cost associated with retrofitting the DynaMyte 2800 with the Centroid Acorn CNC control system. Of value to anyone considering a similar project.
I Track down an oil leak feeding the ball nut, replace a torn belt, reposition the keyboard tray and install all the chip guards to draw this project to a close
Connecting the automatic lube system, tweaking the Centroid Virtual Control Panel, designing a custom ring light and modifying the Acorn PLC code.
Creating a set of 3D printable bins for the Harbor Freight Storage containers. Bins for general purpose storage and special bins for cordless tool accessories.
Making more progress On the CNC retrofit including the tool height probe and start on some chip guarding but run into a gremlin with the one shot lube system.