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Bank a Ball Animation Actuator

By JustAl

9 months ago

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#2 9 months ago
Quoted from JustAl:

Anyone worked on replacing the balls on their Gottlieb Bank A Ball / similar? I found the Aussie(?) YT video showing how to pull the ball assembly off, but he doesn't actually replace a ball from the arm / pin it rides on. I don't want to assume that I can just squeeze the pin to remove the old ball arm (or can I?). I also have an arm without a ball. I do have new "balls on arms" from Steve @ PBR. Posted same on FB group EM Pinball, but no helpful responses (yet). Photos and/or video is super helpful if anyone has a reference. Thanks !

The ‘easiest’ way to install a new ball is to cut a slot out to allow the ball to slip around the switch bar. Tighten the switch bar if necessary. Follow the ball instructions to install the two rivets to lock it on.

In order to install like the factory did you would probably need nos switch bars as the old ones probably wouldn’t have enough meat to re-fasten.

Mike V

#5 9 months ago
Quoted from JustAl:

Thank you, Mike. Looks like I need to reach out to Steve @PBR to source the rivets? I'll play with one of the balls I'm replacing re: the slot idea, as I'd hate to ruin a $30 part. Also not sure how I'd tighten the new ball around the shaft it sits on...

The rivets and install instructions come with the ball. I guess I misunderstood you as you said you already have the ball from Steve. If there where no rivets or instructions contact me as I can supply them for free

Mike V

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