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1954 Genco 2 Player Basketball (Owners Thread)

By Trizel

12 days ago


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  • Latest reply 8 days ago by Trizel
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    #1 12 days ago

    Welcome, I've noticed other EM games have their respective owners threads so I wanted to make one for this game and its variants (Novelty, Deluxe, Super). Where we share general info, repair tips, parts replacements/sourcing, and troubleshooting tips.

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    Varients
    Novelty: has no match or replay function,
    Deluxe: has a match function (win one credit),
    Super: has a match and a replay setting allowing you to win credits up to 16

    Manuals / Docs
    TBD

    STENCILS
    TBD

    PARTS
    Baskets -
    Background -
    Backglass -

    Bulbs
    CANOPY
    There are two canopy light main playfield and the background canopy
    main - 17.5" long 60 watt "Lumalites" (florescent looking incandescent lights).
    background - 25 watt 110-volt standard appliance lightbulb

    Backglass lighting - #44/47 bulbs are used, except for twelve #1458 twenty volt bulbs used for the eight middle basket score value lights (2/4/6/8 point lights)

    Score Wheel
    TBD

    Breaker
    CA-3 circuit breaker

    TOP6 from http://www.pinrepair.com/top/
    DVD Chapters:
    Initial game evaluation of the two 1954 Genco Two Player Basketball games
    Rebuilding the cabinets (repairing missing wood and paint prep)
    Painting the cabinets including sealing the wood, paint selection, color selection
    Making stencils and painting with stencils
    Repairing the game's EM mechanics
    Recreating paper graphic backgrounds
    Recreating other game graphics

    **Other pinside threads with ringer tips
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/genco-2-player-basketball-bg

    **Source for info above
    http://www.pinrepair.com/baseball/2basket.htm

    #2 12 days ago

    You found one in Florida?
    (with a tone of amazement!)

    #3 12 days ago

    Cool game! Wish I had one!

    #4 12 days ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    You found one in Florida?
    (with a tone of amazement!)

    Never in florida Art

    #5 12 days ago

    Hi,
    I'll join in. My game is a novelty version, although it has a repro backglass with a faux credit wheel indicator.
    Credit to Arcade Artifacts, who did the full restoration several years ago.
    Have an original flyer for it, framed and hanging next to it.
    As you know, a fun game! Good luck with yours.
    Joel

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    #6 12 days ago
    Quoted from oldcarz:

    Hi,
    I'll join in.

    Thanks Joel, its a stunning game thanks for sharing.

    #7 12 days ago
    Quoted from oldcarz:I'll join in. My game is a novelty version, although it has a repro backglass with a faux credit wheel indicator.

    I'm in agreement. The 1961 Chicago Coin Pro Basketball is nice, but no match for the Genco..
    Is that backglass lexan? A few years back, I traded a repro backglass to Bill for the background
    scenery and new balls, but not sure about the faux credit wheel indicator..

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    #8 12 days ago

    Mine doesn't have the background light Oldcarz picture has a light bulb there is that what I am missing?

    #9 11 days ago
    Quoted from Trizel:

    Mine doesn't have the background light Oldcarz picture has a light bulb there is that what I am missing?

    Hi,
    The "Number 8" is a faux indicator of a credit. (White box under the "TWO Genco Player" logo in the center. There is no credit wheel in my game.
    J

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    #10 11 days ago

    Yes I understand I was asking about the light above the background not the top canopy light. The one that lights up the back scenery. It was removed on my game.

    #11 11 days ago

    This is a thread of people with taste. Great game. I do have some part info from when I redid my machine. Once I pull it out of storage, I'll post what I find.

    #12 11 days ago

    That's funny thanks inhomearcades

    #13 11 days ago

    An important tip for the early Genco games is to replace the original Selenium rectifier with a solid state bridge. Clay provides this tip and it is also discussed in Pinside/Genco Owner's Club, etc. From http://www.pinrepair.com/baseball/2basket.htm: "Another modification to these games is to replace the original Selenium rectifier with a new silicon bridge rectifier. Genco solenoids operate on about 18 volts DC, and a selenium rectifier was used to convert the AC volts to DC volts. These old selenium rectifiers get weak, not doing a good job of converting AC to DC. This can cause sluggish coils on Genco games. So it's best to convert to a new silicon bridge rectifier as the game operates much better.

    I have made this replacement on all my Genco pinball machines and it was properly done on the 2 player basketball when it was restored.

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    #14 8 days ago

    Thanks for sharing oldcarz.

    I may have someone who can repro but looking for an original coin box if anyone has a lead.

    What paint should be used to repaint/touch-up the manikans?

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