Bally Bingo Metal Leg Bolt Head Size

By minnesota13

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Did the Bally Bingo machines with metal legs use the 9/16" head size 3/8" leg bolts
    or the 5/8 head size leg bolts?

    #2 1 year ago

    I want to say 5/8. Like 80% sure 5/8.

    #3 1 year ago

    Thank you -- I'll use 5/8" head bolts.

    #4 1 year ago

    Check Phil Hooper's site - Parts and Supplies - Leg bolts:

    #5 1 year ago

    Thanks Robert. Unfortunately the bolt head size is not addressed on the site. I perhaps confused myself as the early Bally SS machines were using 9/16" head 3/8" bolts. I am working with a 1972 metal leg Bingo. I don't know the Bally EM pins used for leg bolts. I have both sizes and think the larger head as bingopodcast indicates may be a better bolt for the unusually heavy back end of the machine.

    #6 1 year ago

    I will grab the calipers and see what I can see. I always always have the wrong socket on regardless of head or leg bolt, so I tend to forget. I'll get you a definitive answer shortly.

    #7 1 year ago

    I know many of the Bally flipper games had 9/16" bolts for the legs. Bingos, not sure.

    1 week later
    #8 1 year ago

    jrpinball is correct - measured with calipers instead of relying on faulty memory - it's 9/16".

    Sorry about that!


    #9 1 year ago

    Thanks Nick. It would be reasonable to expect that the later Bally bingo machines would use the same legs and leg bolts as the regular pinball machines, but as a 1 and 1/8" ball and shorter posts are used on Bally bingo machine you can't be sure unless it is verified on an original machine.

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