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gottlieb credit wheels


By boilerman

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

In the process of trying to find a credit wheel for the pinsider HEATWAVE
that he needs for his sing along
I am not sure the exact year(abt 1969-70)but gottlieb changed the way the wheel is attached to the shaft/cog
I also believe the shaft also got shorter

here is the two types for future reference

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#2 5 years ago

Here's one...
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#3 5 years ago

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#4 5 years ago

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#5 5 years ago

Here's my Sing Along credit unit torn apart. It's the type with the triangular piece.

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#6 5 years ago

Hey Dirt,

To get a little off topic, I've never torn down a Gottlieb stepper unit this far.

How many turns to put the proper tension back on the spring?

Mike O.

#7 5 years ago

4 to 6 turns, depends how much tension the spring has left

#8 5 years ago
Quoted from MikeO:

Hey Dirt,
To get a little off topic, I've never torn down a Gottlieb stepper unit this far.
How many turns to put the proper tension back on the spring?
Mike O.

What Boilerman said. I usually don't unwind the spring though. I unhook it from the bracket, and then let the spring rest against the standup post on the cam. As long as you don't let the spring lift up over that post (which it won't do on it's own), they're usually fine. I degrease and clean the cam and spring together then.

#9 5 years ago

Funny. My credit unit looks a lot like Boilerman's top picture and the unit that Dirt Flipper posted. I assumed it used the same type of credit wheel (PBR called it a 'drum') as my King of Diamonds (the one in Boilerman's top picture) since they were both produced in 1967. My KOD was a sample unit but not sure if that matters.

One thing that looks a little different is the "X" shaped plastic piece that the shaft runs through (clearly visible in the picture). Also the shaft on my Sing Along looks kind of short. I'm guessing that the triangle attachment wheel may be the correct version.

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#10 5 years ago

KoD is January '67, whereas Sing Along is September '67. If your KoD was a sample, then that means it was really built in '66, several months prior.

I'd go with the triangular one. My Sing Along is just a production version.

#11 5 years ago

I might be wrong thinking the transition was 69-70 it looks like 67 might be the time the change took place.
if that is the case heatwave i will get the parts you need together.

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