Hello to all . I am a new member to your forum.
I recently purchased a gun game called Arctic gun. It is in pretty rough shape but could quite possibly be brought back to life. I have been cleaning the machine up but have found some issues. The motor that runs the bear has a large gear that is stripped out. (8-10 teeth are flat). Can this motor by fixed with a new gear? If so where should I begin my search for the gear?
The beat score stepper unit has a broken finger arm.
Im pretty sure this can be repaired but I have no idea which row of contacts the broken finger belongs to.
I have not done much resto work on these EM machines though maybe 7-8 years ago I restored a 1946 Fishing Well by Mutoscope. It is a conversion game that originally was Atomic Bomber. I have also completely restored a 1936 Buckley Deluxe digger machine. My main interest in coin op is mechanical gambling machines.(slot machines, trade stimulators etc.).
Looking for some advice as to how to proceed on this project.
Scrap it and part it out?
Attempt to bring it back to life?
Paid $100 for but its rough probably been exposed to the outdoor elements for a time as there is water damage to this machine. Not wanting to dump loads of cash into this machine but if I get it to operate would like to really clean it up with a new back glass and some new graphics as well as a paint job.
Thanks for any assistance and guidance.