I have a Blue Max that I acquired for $75. I kludge repaired a bakelite card on one of the reset relays, and it seems to work now. The score reels were continuously running, so I rebuilt a few of the sticky score motors, and now they all go. I still was getting a continuous cycle though, so I hooked up a multi-meter to the "zero-position" circuit, and was able to manually align all the score reels so they zeroed out, and the game popped out a ball.
I need some advice in the score motor rebuild arena. I already dropped one, and cracked the score drum. Fixed with Super glue. Now I am VERY careful with the parts. For some reason though, after I've cleaned and polished the mechanisms, they work almost too well. When they advance to the next digit they don't always stop! They'll be advanced a little further forward, sometimes enough so they don't line up on the zero switch! Advice on what I'm doing wrong with the score motors? I've found if you tighten the thing too tightly the whole thing locks up and you get nothing!
Thanks for your advice!!
-Brian D. Prenovost
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