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Bally County Fair - Sloppy Replay Counter Coil Stop

By smohr

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by baldtwit
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#1 1 year ago

I started noticing that the replay counter was not incrementing and/or decrementing completely only showing the number partially. After checking the counter out, both the coil stops are lose on the bracket, one is worse than the other. See video clip. I started looking for replacements but have not come across any yet, what source can you recommend.


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#2 1 year ago

pinball resource if they don't have exact replacement they can probably recommend a good sub

#3 1 year ago

I don't think worn coil stops would cause the problem you have.

usually the issue is the mechanism is gunked up. Can you easily pull in the coil plungers with your fingers and get a crisp increment of the numbers without feeling resistance besides the initial get-it-moving? if not, time to take the register apart, clean and use a modern thin lube to reassemble.

see http://bingo.cdyn.com/techno/overhaul/magic_ring/replayreg.html - tho that page probably needs some editing for clarity ("editing" = complete rewrite).

#4 1 year ago

Thanks for the input. When i compare the 2 coil stops there looks to be maybe a fiber washer that is missing. So i will somehow tighten that loose stop up while i search for replacements and since i have that apart i will clean it up as suggested.

Thanks again

#5 1 year ago

green book says part number is A-613-2A - "core plug assembly". It's not a typical coil stop as it acts a bit like a shock absorber and the part that goes into the coil is on the opposite side of the bracket from a standard coil stop.

'course, that part number is for the later 4 digit register. Don't remember if the dimensions are different.

if ya get stuck, I'm sure I can scrounge something off parts games next time I go to the pinball museum warehouse if the pieces on the yacht club register I have at home don't work.

#6 1 year ago

Ok thanks for the offer baldtwit. What i did before your response was filled that void with a small o-ring and that took up the slop. So maybe i did ok since you mention it acts a bit like a shock absorber. Its quieter now. So, i just pulled the unit off the board, i'll start the cleanup.

Thank you

#7 1 year ago

o-ring...great idea!

#8 1 year ago

Success.... Thanks again for all the advise!

PBR does not have any of those coil stops, so I will keep the o-ring fix in and be on the hunt for a pair of those stops.

After dis-assembling, cleaning and re-assembling the replay counter unit, all numbers align properly while incrementing and decrementing.

Question, should that face plate actually be GREEN? or BLACK. I can see the green under the black paint.

I would really like to find another person local to me that actually has a County Fair so I can get familiar with game play and strategies. If not I guess I'll have to wait for Allentown or York Shows.


#9 1 year ago

afaik, the cover plate was that light green on all the games until Magic Ring in 1968. At that point, black and bare metal ones started showing up along with the green.

the green usually has chalked/faded a bit, so if you take yours to the store to match a spray paint can top, err on the side of darker green rather than lighter.

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