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    Alignment tool question - bending?

    After reading some old threads, I came across a few comments on how these alignment tools (engine/pump alignment) can get bent out of shape.

    So im just wondering since these alignment shafts are solid steel, how is it they can get mistreated enough to be bent out of spec?

    thanks!
    sean


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    Improper packaging, along with UPS & Fedex's help when being shipped. This is why the majority of people with the tools won't ship them to others to borrow them. Other than that... I don't see how you could bend one out of specs by checking - adjusting alignment???

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    Yea i just remember one of the comments being that a guy received an alignment tool as a rental through SBT. Got me wondering if any bending accumulated through use? Im leaning towards buying one, mainly because i dont feel like dealing with renting bent ones, haha

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    For $150 bucks (retail)... you can't beat the SBT alignment tool set-up! It has all the adapters & works on all Doo models (except iBR models). This is the only thing I've ever bought from SBT.... and the only thing that I would ever buy from them ...

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    At the moment, i have no real reason to believe im unusaually out of alignment (ive had a good 160hrs with impellers, wear ring and original carbon seal/boot - running up to over 76mph for 80 of those hrs), but what im affraid to find out is that I check the alignment and see that my pump shoe out of spec at all.....i dont think i have the stomach to remove that bitch if I had to

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    Pump shoe replacement isn't a fun job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRXP View Post
    For $150 bucks (retail)... you can't beat the SBT alignment tool set-up! It has all the adapters & works on all Doo models (except iBR models). This is the only thing I've ever bought from SBT.... and the only thing that I would ever buy from them ...

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    At $150 its great insurance, but think last time I looked they wanted something like $300 for shipping to Aus.....the sucker aint that heavy is it?

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    Not it not it's just cause of the size of the box it's in

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    Maybe just the shipping service they use. I need one soon.

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    I have a home made shaft with a hole on the handle end and a loop of rope I hang it on the side of my tall tool box, I don't rest it on its side

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