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Gottlieb Decagon Score Reel Question


By troxel

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by Wahnsinniger
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#1 6 years ago

I am taking apart and cleaning all the score reels on my 1975 Soccer game (3rd generation). I am wondering if there is a trick or tip on placing the score reel on the nylon piece with the teeth. Seems like the bottom piece spring up and shifts one or two spots when I put the reel on.

#2 6 years ago

Sometimes I'll use a small flat blade screwdriver to hold down the Nylon gear piece while I place the reel over it into position, and then quickly pull it out of the way while pressing the reel down into position. Sometimes I can just do it by hand, but the blade seems to help when I'm just not fast enough.

There's probably a more clever way though.

#3 6 years ago

Ditto DirtFlipper. I'm still looking for a better way.

#4 6 years ago

ditto from me too... a better way would be welcomed, as that is always a bit of a challenge to get it on there before the spring can displace it...

#5 6 years ago

If you push the metal bracket that surrounds it into the nylon gear, that sometimes applies enough friction to keep it from popping up.

Or my springs are too weak...

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