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Did I do OK? Show Boat & Bank A Ball?

By Bull

3 years ago

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#21 3 years ago
Quoted from JoeGrenuk:

My $.02 on the Showboat is to play it for a while before taking the $300 plunge on a new backglass. That game is an acquired taste. There is basically nothing to shoot at except straight up to the top arch, and then hope for the best on the way down. If it weren't for Big Casino, Showboat would be the worst playing 60's wedgehead, IMHO.

Nah. "Show Boat" is a lot of fun compared to "Stock Car"/"Road Race" which are the worst. But I agree about "Big Albino" (Tim Arnold calls it that). It's pretty awful!

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#37 3 years ago
Quoted from Bull:

Quick Update.
Thank you PinHead52 credit problem on Bank A Ball was as simple as the max credit switch. Cleaned it and adjusted it, and seems to be working fine now! Looks like the NC contact was dirty and just needed cleaned.
It is awesome now playing, scoring replays or getting specials and hearing the crack!
I also got the 25 cent coin slot working with a little adjusting. I know most people say to set for free play, but I am going to leave it as is for now until I get tired of dropping quarters in. I have had my Seeburg Jukebox for 15 years now, and still haven't set it to free play.
Still trying to figure out the first point/ball gate problem though. I am sure it will come with time.
Also, Show Boat is also almost %100 mechanical as I said in the last post. Got the coin slot also working on it. Just have to order the solenoid for the second bell. This one also needs a better cleaning and new rubber, and it will be a nice looking game. I also notice after a lot of playing the right set of flippers seem to get weaker. I am assuming that would be a flipper solenoid?
Also quick question for all the experts, would Show Boat have had a knocker for specials? I haven't been able to find it on mine if there is one there. If it is there, it doesn't work.
As for Magnotron, I still have not messed with it in the last week, so no update. Just been cleaning a 1/2 hour or so in the evening as time permits. I guess I am doing it backward, cleaning and new rubber before I get it operational, but I guess once it is nice and clean that will give me more of a push to get it working %100.
Thanks again all!
I am really excited at how these games came out. From when I dug them out of a dirty garage and basement to cleaned up and working!
I paid $800 total for all three total, so I think I came out on the good side, even buying new back glass for Bank A Ball and Show Boat.
And getting Magnotron %100 will just be a bonus in my opinion.

I had the exact same problem on a friend's woodrail recently. Cleaned the NC switch on the credit unit, and it was whacking away awarding credits once again.

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