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 Post subject: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:58 pm 
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My slide bracket has started to pop off the upper cam bracket. Before I start replacing parts does anyone have a fix?




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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:11 pm 
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Could be a few things. Too much drag is the usual cause. Does it do it with the press empty of hulls and you dry cycle the press?
Do you have shot under the carrier plate?
Are your primers fully seated?
Did the slide bracket get bent? Therefore there is no tension on part #63 return spring were it connects to part #54 lower cam bracket.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:03 am 
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Another thing I thought of is the slide bracket could be worn out. The "finger" that engages the shell carrier plate should be flat. If it is becoming concave where it engages the plate replace it or repair it(file it flat). If you repair it you will have to adjust the shell carrier plate travel because you made the "finger" shorter.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:03 am 
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My money goes on primers not fully seated causing the carrier plate to drag or gunk under the carrier plate.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:35 pm 
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lt0026 wrote:
My money goes on primers not fully seated causing the carrier plate to drag or gunk under the carrier plate.

If he is loading Rem hulls, I agree.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:20 am 
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Thanks for the replies. I have run these presses for a long time. This particular issue had me baffled. Cleaned and checked. Same with AA or Rem hulls. MEC advisor suggested I could bend the shell plate like a 32nd inch. Reduces drag. Seems to have worked.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:47 am 
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I am glad you have it fixed. But in this case, IMHO "bending" is a bad idea because you have to bend 6 areas of the shell carrier plate up. Too great of a chance they are not all the same. A far better way would be to cut some shim stock (HD tin foil) to wrap around the column under the shell carrier plate.
I would put it under part #82 the carrier bushing.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:30 pm 
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Steve they had me "spring" the the base down using an adjustable wrench. That seemed to work when I had the problem. I was cautioned to be careful however. The bigger the wrench the more leverage obtained.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:54 pm 
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offthehook wrote:
. MEC advisor suggested I could bend the shell plate like a 32nd inch. .


sportclayslayer1 wrote:
Steve they had me "spring" the the base down using an adjustable wrench. . I was cautioned to be careful .


If you need to know why I fix MEC presses.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC 9000G
PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:07 pm 
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Ya Well! It was a new machine out of the box. I have never had a MEC give me so much trouble to get it to work right. About the time it is working right It will need refurbishment.



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