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Gottlieb Bristol Hills Spinner Alignment Help Needed


By MikeO

62 days ago



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    #1 62 days ago

    I’m shopping a Bristol Hills for a friend and have reassembled the spinners but the left one does not hang straight/vertical like the right one does.

    I’ve fiddled with its switches a bunch and can’t get this one to hang straight.

    Any advice?

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    #2 62 days ago

    Can't tell from the pic, but is the weight on correctly? And how did you manage to snag that rarity?! Only 110 made!!

    #3 62 days ago

    They are both original spinners that were sanded down, painted, and then repro stickers applied.

    There is nothing out of the ordinary with the original condition of the spinners. No modifications or repairs other than the sand and repaint I gave them.

    Unfortunately they had already been disassembled from the game before the game was delivered to me so I can't tell if it had an issue to begin with.

    I haven't removed the wire and connection to the under playfield switches to see if the spinner will sit straight without any attachment. If it does there is hope I can adjust it. If it sits out of level with no connection to it I'll have to attribute it to an out of balance spinner.

    #4 62 days ago

    The game came from the Tulsa auction in February last year. The cabinet, while solid, is rough. The backglass is good. Obviously the playfield is excellent condition after my work on it. It was a neat opportunity for my friend.

    #5 62 days ago

    and the wire thru the spinner that goes thru the holes on either side is sitting on its round part, not the flatter ends?

    #6 62 days ago

    Not sure what you are saying here.

    The spinner arm is threaded through the round end of the wire and the turned end of the wire is nested in the spinner switch below the playfield.

    #7 62 days ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    Not sure what you are saying here.

    If you look closely at that piece you'll see that it's been squeezed to make it flatter so that it won't pull out. Is it resting on any of the flatter part? (see circled areas below)

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    #8 60 days ago

    To close this out, it turned out that the wires on the side were not in the same plane as the spinner plate itself. Bending the wires a bit to put them in the same plane have it sitting vertical now. Easy Peasy.

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