Data East Time Machine gate problem

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Data East Time Machine gate problem


By dmgm3

13 days ago



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#1 13 days ago

Does anyone have a photo or diagram on how the top left launch wire gate should look on Time Machine? I believe it should be a one way gate that rebounds a launched ball but mine just rotated allowing the ball to go through. Trying to determine if I have a part missing, broken or not installed properly. Thanks!

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#2 13 days ago

your gate wire is broken missing the angle on the left side that keeps it from going too far the other way. You can see what direction it laid by the mark on the gate.

I had a similar issue on my space station, and you can make a new one yourself with piano wire and a pair of needle nose.

#3 13 days ago

Here's a picture from Marco:
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/535-5307-01

(I was worried your friends were hating on your Time Machine)

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#4 12 days ago

Thank you! I “hate” when my iPhone auto corrects. Much appreciated!

#5 12 days ago

I would double check, that doesn't look like the right wire. The dimensions are off in the description as well. I can take a pic of mine later, but I think the wire on yours is correct, and Marco's part number isn't right for that gate.

#6 12 days ago

A photo would help, doesn’t appear to be broken but the pall passes right through and I’m sure it didn’t used to. Thanks

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#8 12 days ago

Yea looks like yours was different..that Marco one is probably correct

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#9 12 days ago

Looks like the whole thing is wrong.
the others aren't slotted.

#10 12 days ago

Hah..i just realized that I'm missing a rubber on that post...

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