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Bank a Ball Repair for a friend :)

By futurepinhead

8 years ago


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#51 8 years ago

Ok, I tried again and got through to him. I got the part on its way. Thanks Dirt

#52 8 years ago

PBR is the best.

#53 8 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

PBR is the best.

He definitely wasn't in the best mood, but I suppose that comes with the holidays.

#54 8 years ago
Quoted from futurepinhead:

He definitely wasn't in the best mood, but I suppose that comes with the holidays.

Bah, I spoke with Steve this morning when I made a parts order. We had a lovely chat and he was in good spirits.

#55 8 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Bah, I spoke with Steve this morning when I made a parts order. We had a lovely chat and he was in good spirits.

Haha, then something really went wrong with his day. Hopefully it wasn't me

#56 8 years ago

Steve is like a box of chocolates.....

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#57 8 years ago

Waiting on some parts, but here she is all cleaned up. (Playfield that is, it still has the contact paper :/ )

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#58 8 years ago

Hey fellas, I was just letting you know this one is all good to go now. I had to replace the ratcheting gear in the score reel which was pretty tricky to get to and all back together but it runs great now. The switches that were throwing me off down by the trough need adjusting fairly frequently so I will have to teach my friend how to do that but other than that, it plays great.

Thanks so much for all your help. I love learning this EM stuff. I appear to be living in an EM rich area. I got another one for free just the other day and another one for free just waiting for me in a barn!

#59 8 years ago
Quoted from futurepinhead:

The switches that were throwing me off down by the trough need adjusting fairly frequently

Once the switch stack is tightened, and the blades straightened out and gapped, they should behave.

#60 8 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Once the switch stack is tightened, and the blades straightened out and gapped, they should behave.

That's what I thought too. They look perfect, work perfect and everything, they just move away after a week or so. The second to last time I adjusted them, I even gave a little more muscle than I usually do on these. Oh well, it's an easy fix when it does mess up. Time to finish out the mystery on Lawman. Up after Lawman is a Surf Champ and a Spot a Card.

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#61 8 years ago
Quoted from futurepinhead:

Up after Lawman is a Spot a Card.

What's up with the metal rails and lock bar on Spot a Card? IPDB indicates they should be wood, not metal. Does it look factory?

#62 8 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

What's up with the metal rails and lock bar on Spot a Card? IPDB indicates they should be wood, not metal. Does it look factory?

And those aren't the after-market metal covers ops could place over the woodrails either. Those look like transplanted metal side rails and lockdown from another game (although Gottlieb had them available in their parts catalog). It's probably the early metal lockdown with the two bolts, so it would line up with the wood lockdown bar holes.

Spot a Card is a neat game though. It has a bit of a variation with the kickout holes that pass the ball left to right, in that the ball kicks out to the mini post below one hole, and you can bounce it back up into the next hole, and so on until it reaches the far right. So more involvement from the player to accomplish.

#63 8 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

What's up with the metal rails and lock bar on Spot a Card? IPDB indicates they should be wood, not metal. Does it look factory?

I haven't seen it yet to be honest. I repaired a friend's Bally Star Trek for free awhile back and asked if I wanted this one for free. He has had it in storage so I have never seen it. I said heck yeah. I go to pick it up Sunday.

The lock bar to me looks exactly like my Williams 4 Roses lockbar which through me off since this is a Gottlieb.

#64 8 years ago
Quoted from DirtFlipper:

Spot a Card is a neat game though. It has a bit of a variation with the kickout holes that pass the ball left to right, in that the ball kicks out to the mini post below one hole, and you can bounce it back up into the next hole, and so on until it reaches the far right. So more involvement from the player to accomplish.

That sounds pretty cool. It sounds like how the holes on Hollywood pass the ball up to accumulate a bonus. Another game I am picking up this month. I'm going to be like a EM museum soon

#65 8 years ago

Would it be worth it trying to find Woodrails for this to take it back to original?
I am glad you said something, I couldn't figure out why it had wood frame on the backbox but not on the cabinet.

#66 8 years ago
Quoted from futurepinhead:

Would it be worth it trying to find Woodrails for this to take it back to original?
I am glad you said something, I couldn't figure out why it had wood frame on the backbox but not on the cabinet.

It would look original if it had wood rails and lockbar. They made Flipper in the same era and it is the only game in the crossover period that was made in both woodrail cabinet and in wedgehead cabinet with the metal rails. You could repaint a wedgehead head and transfer the backglass and head relay board over to it and have a real unique game.

#67 8 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

You could repaint a wedgehead head and transfer the backglass and head relay board over to it and have a real unique game.

Or not.

#68 8 years ago

I never said it was a good idea.

#69 8 years ago

Eh, I'll stick with the metal rails. Too much work for not enough reward. I'm all about playability on EMs, I personally like the character that comes with these old games.

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