Funland "Playfield locking Bar"


By Mopar

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#1 31 days ago

I'm presently working on what was a rough Fun Park and using a
very rough Funland for extra parts and this Funland has the playfield
locking bar as the prior Wedge Heads had. I've worked on a few Fun Parks
which none had the locking bar. Does all Funlands have the locking bar?
I remember trading one a few years back, and don't recall it having
the bar. If not, during Funland's run must be when the transfer was made.
I think this parts Funland that I'm using was within the first 300 made.. (T)

#2 29 days ago

Have pictures?

#3 29 days ago

Not really any big deal, but being in add-a-ball country, I didn't get in many Funlands,
but outside of this extremely parts one, I did have a pretty nice one which a few years
back I traded and I'm pretty sure it didn't have the underneath playfield lock bar as
this parts one has. Have/had quite a few Fun Parks, I know the bar was past tense by
then. Just was a little curious if Funland was the last to have the underneath locking bar
and also maybe the first not to have it..
Years back when I first got it thrown in a deal, I never knew if the pretty trashed Funland
would ever have a purpose, but since I decided to save this Fun Park, I found out that it surely
had..
That's the bar in Funland, and of course not one in Fun Park. Being still Summer, I've been
working on the Fun Park only now and then for a couple of months and just fired it up this morning
and after a little trouble shooting, it seems like she'll play pretty strong. I have to get a backglass
made and duck decals for the 2 spinners that I found in one of the parts drawers..

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#4 27 days ago

How is the playfield secured if there isn't that locking down mechanism? We have a funland with it..

#5 26 days ago
Quoted from Briehl:

How is the playfield secured if there isn't that locking down mechanism? We have a funland with it..

I really can't say for sure if the Funland that I once had actually didn't
have the underneath playfield lock down bar, but I'm thinking I don't
remember it having it. If it didn't, it would have had the same lock down system
as the other Wedge Heads after with the lever locking the lock down bar,
also locks in the playfield..
The only other Gottlieb (besides Italian export Fun Fair) between Funland
and Fun Park was Spin Wheel. If that has an underneath the playfield
locking bar, probably I'm mistaken, and the other Funland did also.
But if Spin Wheel hasn't, maybe Funland is when they made the change.
Some time back I had Spin Wheel set up, but can't remember. I'll some day
have to dig it out and check and see..

#6 23 days ago

jan 1969 spin a card was the first NOT to have the pf locking pull bar, all prior to SaC had it

#7 23 days ago

Years back I had a Funland and don't remember it having the bar.
I'm presently using a very trashed Funland to save a once before very poor
Fun Park and this parts Funland has the bar, so I'm probably mistaken
about the other Funland not having it, but knowing that Fun Park doesn't
have the bar, I thought it may have been possible that Funland was when
the transition was made, but now after looking up Fun Fair which has the bar
and was produced a couple months prior to Fun Park (6-68), pretty much proves
that all Funlands had the bar. After working on so many others, I never
before gave it a thought until I had a Funland and Fun Park opened together
that Fun Park was the first not to have it..

#8 23 days ago

If you look at first two pictures in post #3 they basically have your answer in them. The first picture shows the lock mechanism typically of earlier machines. The second picture does not have that mechanism and isn't suppose to have it. You can tell by looking at the bracket for playfield support prop. If you notice in the second picture the side of the cabinet without the prop rod has a bracket just like the prop rod bracket. Those two brackets are what support the playfield and it is locked down with the lock bar once they made that change over.

If you look under the center of the playfield on the playfield without the lock mechanism you will see an angle bracket with a hole in it - that bracket is locked into place with the lock bar receiver once they got away from the lock mechanism used on earlier machines.

#9 17 days ago

Well, here's a trial glass of Fun Park. This is the initial from scanning, so some
colors are off. They'll have to be digitized in to make close to exact.
This machine is on its way to a Friends restaurant, so this glass (along with
the quick paint scheme) will do for now. For a once junker, she does play
pretty nice..

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#10 16 days ago

Hey mopar, that looks great. Good job!
Question for you though. I'll have to get verified so I can start pm convos again, but we are working on a funland here and have 2 wires on the bottom of the playfield which we can't find where they go. They are white and located near the number 9 rollover light on the bottom left of the playfield any chance you could snap a photo of that area for us? Can't find it on the schematic so we are at a brick wall.

Also you mentioned getting decals for your duck spinners... do you know where to get them or are you making them? We would definatly be interested in getting some as well rather than trying to touch up the line that is worn out of each of them.

Let me know!

#11 16 days ago

It looks like those two white wires go on the hot side of the #9 rollover socket..
I sent you a PM. Shoot me an e-mail and I'll send you some pics..
On the Duck Decals. I'll be picking them up when I pick up the final glass. It shouldn't
be too long. I'll get a couple extra sets made for you.. (T)

#12 16 days ago
Quoted from Mopar:

It looks like those two white wires go on the hot side of the #9 rollover socket..
I sent you a PM. Shoot me an e-mail and I'll send you some pics..
On the Duck Decals. I'll be picking them up when I pick up the final glass. It shouldn't
be too long. I'll get a couple extra sets made for you.. (T)

Huge thanks!
I sent you an email and I'll be looking forward to your responce!

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