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After 4 years of searching i finally got one! GENCO LUCKY 7. Now with repair pics

By Mitch

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    Been looking for one for 4 years and gave up a year ago. Was told only 1 or 2 known to exist. Got a message out of nowhere about this one sitting in a damp basement in Ohio. So I packed up the truck and 4.5 hours later it's mine! Gonna need a lot of work but it's complete and solid.
    Will need new legs made but once I get it running in gonna get a new glass from bgresto.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Dude! Nice score. I just started looking for one. Looks like it would be a fun gambling game.

    #3 3 years ago

    I have to thank cfh for having one at Ann arbor and getting me hooked

    #4 3 years ago

    Good to see you finally got it Mitch. You'll have to keep us updated on the clean up progress.

    John

    #5 3 years ago

    Legs are really rough.

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    #6 3 years ago

    Gave the legs a clean. They are going to a woodworking friend Tuesday to get new ones made.
    Game is home and safe in my basement.

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    #7 3 years ago

    Actually looks like it is in better shape than “damp basement” finds usually are. Been wondering if I should look into bingo for some variety... will be fun to watch this if your going to post photos of progress.

    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from rufessor:

    Actually looks like it is in better shape than “damp basement” finds usually are. Been wondering if I should look into bingo for some variety... will be fun to watch this if your going to post photos of progress.

    Ya I'll keep posting. The paint is very thick so held up good. Some light mold in the cab, backglass badly flaking have a repo coming. All parts are there even the balls. The floor had puddles of water but they had a dehumidifier running.

    #9 3 years ago

    Way f'ing cool man, I'm so f'ing jealous!!! Lucky 7 is definitely a grail game for me too. So cool another one has surfaced, gives me hope.

    So does it also have the button activated bumper too? Couldn't tell from the pics, but it looks like it has the buttons anyway.

    #10 3 years ago

    i have a few bottom boards, with some genco relays and coils odd parts if you need you can have for this project. ill hold onto them.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from singlezero:

    i have a few bottom boards, with some genco relays and coils odd parts if you need you can have for this project. ill hold onto them.

    That would be Awesome!!

    #12 3 years ago

    Is this a rolldown game?

    #13 3 years ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    Is this a rolldown game?

    It is!!

    #14 3 years ago

    Lucky 7 is a shitload of fun. Congrats!

    #15 3 years ago

    Cool! Got a video of how it plays?

    #16 3 years ago

    Lucky bastard!

    #17 3 years ago

    I'm happy for you. Your passion for this game shows, and it's found an excellent home. Win-win!

    #18 3 years ago

    That thing looks pretty cool and I've seen the bottom board that Chris has and it's full of relays.

    #19 3 years ago

    This is screaming for a vault edition

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    This is screaming for a vault edition

    Maybe after Aerosmith & GB they'll find some time.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from bangerjay:

    This is screaming for a vault edition

    Day One Pinball game #2.

    #22 3 years ago

    Looks like great find
    Treasure hunt sucsesfull !

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    #23 3 years ago

    Just discovered this topic today. I, like yourself, love that Lucky 7 at the VFW. Congrats on finding one of your own. Amazing score!

    #24 3 years ago

    Just received pictures from my woodworking guy. Legs almost done!!!

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    #25 3 years ago

    Just remember-- no minors, no gambling.

    #26 3 years ago

    great score. one of my favorite games at the VFW

    I've been semi-hounding terry @ pinball life to make these for a while now. it's such a great game and one that you'll have no problem getting just about anyone to play with very simple and easy to understand rules

    #27 3 years ago

    I too, would be all in on a remake of this great game. Clay is one hell of a "fun" dealer, got a lot of us hooked on lucky seven.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    great score. one of my favorite games at the VFW.

    Now tha Gay '90's is gone, it moves up one. But still behind 4 Queens.........

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    #29 3 years ago

    Legs picked up today and they look great!

    Now comes the fun part fixing it up.

    There is some electrical under the glass and I'm thinking it was a light bulb but unsure.
    Really hoping cfh can chime in. Could really use some pics of the inside of the cab.

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    #30 3 years ago

    I assume yours has the "flipper" action too right? i assumed that was stock, but never really knew (if it was added after the fact.) It's what makes Lucky7 so cool compared to other roll downs!

    I got ours free. Some guy wanted to sell a ball bowler when we were at Tilt Town in novi. I bought the ball bowler (for next to nothing), and he delivered it! And out of the truck came the Lucky7 too. I was like, "what is this?" He was like, "i don't know but it's yours now, it comes with the ball bowler." Typically i'm not a huge fan of rolldown games, but that flipper action thing, it changed the whole game. Also the over/under rules thing is pretty crazy too.

    No one played it at Tilt Town or Flipper City. It wasn't until it got to the VFW that people really started to play that game and like it. It took a bit of time. I think Terry and his Chicago boys got the ball rolling, with their all-night $1 game gambling things...

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    I assume yours has the "flipper" action too right? i assumed that was stock, but never really knew (if it was added after the fact.) It's what makes Lucky7 so cool compared to other roll downs!

    Yes mine has the flipper action too. It does look stock.
    Do you know what the electrical is for under the glass above where you roll the ball through? It looks like it's for a tube light bulb maybe but no idea on bulb type if it is.
    Also not sure what the metal "fingers" do mine are all bent.

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    #32 3 years ago

    Having a Brain Fart seeing this thread....I went and looked at Restored Pics, and Holy Crap, this was my favorite game at the age of 3, on the Rockaway Boardwalk! I remember the cabinet art, looking up from my stroller, and standing on a wood crate to play. The Backglass threw my back to vivid memories of summer of 63-64....I think theres an old 8mm of me playing some
    where.

    Look forward to seeing your resto!

    #33 3 years ago

    Clay, you lucky SOB.

    #34 3 years ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    No one played it at Tilt Town or Flipper City. It wasn't until it got to the VFW that people really started to play that game and like it.

    The location is a bit hidden which is an issue. Why not swap positions with that of shit ghostbusters to give it the respect it deserves?

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    #35 2 years ago

    Call out for a Lucky Seven resto update!

    #36 2 years ago

    Wish I had a update. Still havent worked on it, but it's set up in my basement which is dry and climate controlled.

    #37 2 years ago

    Still hoping that @cfh can chime in with what type of light bulb goes under the glass and what the metal fingers are for.

    Also pics of his would be very helpful. Might have to email him.

    #38 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Still hoping that @cfh can chime in with what type of light bulb goes under the glass and what the metal fingers are for.
    Also pics of his would be very helpful. Might have to email him.

    I don't recall seeing a bulb under the glass in the one at the VFW and we just pulled it apart to fix an issue

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    I don't recall seeing a bulb under the glass in the one at the VFW and we just pulled it apart to fix an issue

    Would you be able to get a pic of the area.

    #40 2 years ago

    sure thing. next time that I'm at the club I'll open it up and take a couple of photos for you

    I'm hoping to get back there either this or next weekend

    #41 2 years ago
    Quoted from j_m_:

    sure thing. next time that I'm at the club I'll open it up and take a couple of photos for you
    I'm hoping to get back there either this or next weekend

    That's awsome the more pics the better, especially this area.

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    #42 2 years ago

    Did you by chance get a schematic with yours? i would sure love to find a schematic...

    #43 2 years ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    Did you by chance get a schematic with yours? i would sure love to find a schematic...

    No I didnt sorry.

    This thread has got me thinking about it again. Might have to move it up in the cue to work on.

    #44 2 years ago
    Quoted from cfh:

    Did you by chance get a schematic with yours? i would sure love to find a schematic...

    since you're chiming in clay, why don't you take a few photos for him? that might motivate me to help you more with the missing video files (instead of making me do everything!!

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    #45 2 years ago

    Alright finally some updates. Gonna start working on it now.

    1st step was to clean my balls and give them a nice coat of wood oil. Now they feel nice and smooth.

    Cab is a little wobbly gonna have to re glue the corners.

    Looks pretty complete inside even has the ballast for the tube light above the playfield.

    Looks like something is missing as it has wire nuts on some wires.

    Really really hoping someone from the vfw can get me pics of the inside of theirs.

    Have a big pinball tounament here in a week so I'm slowly tweaking games this week then after the tounament all out on this till it's done.

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    #46 2 years ago

    Looks like what those wires used to go to was probably inside the coin door. There are 2 holes cut out but someone has nailed a piece of wood from behind to cover them.

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    #47 2 years ago

    One rebound button was seized.
    So I took it and soaked it in rust remover.

    Then took it apart and cleaned it up so it moves freely.

    Then took the button to my buffing wheel and gave it a mirror finish.

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    #48 2 years ago

    Wow cant believe I didnt find this before.

    There are pics of Clay's at the vfw here:

    http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/lucky7.htm

    #49 2 years ago
    Quoted from Mitch:

    Wow cant believe I didnt find this before.
    There are pics of Clay's at the vfw here:
    http://www.pinrepair.com/arcade/lucky7.htm

    Maybe you didn't ask nice enough

    Maybe my favorite game at the VFW, my nephew and I played an epic match on it that went down to the last roll.

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    #50 2 years ago

    Alright tounament at my place went well today, so back onto lucky 7.

    Took a bunch of pics for the tear down.

    Removed the top of the cab and the bottom ball return board.

    All screws are older flat head and really really rusty. Might have to update to modern screws.

    I also have a genco pinball machine cab in my barn so might be able to rob some screws from it.

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