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(Topic ID: 276160)

Chicago Coin Bowler ball lift mechanism.

By dzrossi

59 days ago

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  • Latest reply 55 days ago by dzrossi
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    #1 59 days ago

    I am trying to bring a 1971 Chicago Coin Mardi Gras bowler back to life. The ball lift mechanism chain has a lot of slack and I am struggling to figure out what is missing. Can someone share pictures of their Chicago Coin lift mechanism. I believe 1965-1973 are all the same. See my pictures below. What am I missing?

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    #2 59 days ago

    I don't know myself but what is the circled bolt & locking nut do ?

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    #3 58 days ago

    The bolt and locking nut allow you to tighten the chain by sliding down the metal bracket with a Chicago Coin Chain, not United. Not all Chicago Coin Bowlers have the same chain, some are different lengths.

    #4 58 days ago

    Also looks like the belt is what’s really loose.

    #5 58 days ago

    Plastic dip those lift scoops! Save your balls!

    #6 55 days ago

    thanks for responses. I was able to confirm that I have a united lift in a Chicago coin game. Thus lifts hitting sides and I was not able to adjust chain. See picture below. Chicago coin very different. Special thanks to St Lois bowler for helping me figure out.

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