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(Topic ID: 278163)

Coin mechs-tips and tricks?


By MH

34 days ago



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  • 7 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 32 days ago by LTG
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    #1 34 days ago

    I have 2 vintage clothing booths, where I have 2 of my machines set up, my top hand
    Pin takes 2 nickels for a game...and this works flawlessly- My El Dorado on the other hand, you have to put the quarter through-3 to 4 times before it will start a game....and not just kick the coin out the coin return.

    Any tips out there? I’m new at making my games do anything other than free play.

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    #2 34 days ago

    I’ve found that it’s easiest to replace the mech with anew imonex V9 cheap plastic mech
    It doesn’t have all of the security stuff the old mechs have (string cutter ect) so tends to be a lot more reliable

    #3 34 days ago

    Ah- that sounds perfect- yea I can see if this was in an arcade- in the late 70’s, I don’t think I need a string cutter... Thanks

    #5 34 days ago

    Try cleaning it off, maybe a drop of light oil on the pivot points of the cradle, etc

    #6 34 days ago

    Thanks all- really nice to see the manual

    #7 34 days ago
    Quoted from MH:

    My El Dorado on the other hand, you have to put the quarter through-3 to 4 times before it will start a game....and not just kick the coin out the coin return.

    See the screw circled in red that the red arrow is pointing too ? Turn it clockwise a little to make the door with the magnet a little closer to the mech.

    If that door is open too much coins slip right through. Too little and they get stuck in the mech.

    LTG : )

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    #8 33 days ago

    Excellent, I’ll give that a try.

    #9 33 days ago

    The coin mechanism in question was this one, the one pictured above- was taken from my Buccaneer, so I put the coin mech from above...and it worked perfect

    This one must be out of adjustment, it will accept the quarter 1 out of 8 times, the quarter doesn’t get stuck- it just gets rejected into the coin return.

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    #10 33 days ago

    Are these the same- meaning same model?

    #11 33 days ago

    Update- I adjusted the same screw that was circled above- now it works 7 out of 10 times- thanks for all the help.

    #12 33 days ago

    They’re a pain in the ass. Mine uses tokens and sometimes they just do whatever they want.
    I’ve had great luck with the plastic ones by imonex

    #13 32 days ago

    Wow they made a half dollar mech ?

    The S.B.A mech will work with the newer "Presidential Dollar coins" https://www.usmint.gov/learn/coin-and-medal-programs/presidential-dollar-coin

    #14 32 days ago
    Quoted from chas10e:

    The S.B.A mech will work with the newer "Presidential Dollar coins"

    Because of the vending industry. When they designed a new dollar coin to replace the S.B.A. dollar coin. It had to work in existing coin mechs. So while it looks different. Size, weight, bounce, etc. etc. all had to be the same. This includes all the dollar coins made since the S.B.A.

    LTG : )

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