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Gottlieb Top Score Restoration: A few questions


By goldenboy232

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

I'm getting close to firing up the 1975 Gottlieb Top Score I've been restoring. Got most of the cabinet, bottom board, and head back together. Some photos below.

Still need to do a small touchup or two on the playfield and the final waxing, and then reassmeble the playfield before trouble-shooting.

I have a few loose-ends to fix as we head down the home stretch here, and the first one is reflected in the video below. Would appreciate insights.

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#2 11 months ago

It's been a couple/three years since I went through one, but I'm pretty sure what you're referring
to suppose to just hang down so after the balls past through, it prevents them from bouncing then
rolling back up the ramp. Maybe someone else can confirm, but I'm 85% on that..

#3 11 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

It's been a couple/three years since I went through one, but I'm pretty sure what you're referring
to suppose to just hang down so after the balls past through, it prevents them from bouncing then
rolling back up the ramp. Maybe someone else can confirm, but I'm 85% on that..

Ok so that little wire arm would actually hang down below the L-shaped bracket I currently have it resting on top of? Thank you for the tip!

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Ok so that little wire arm would actually hang down below the L-shaped bracket I currently have it resting on top of?

Yes, I'm pretty sure..
Say, nice job on the cabinet!

#5 11 months ago

Ok, so my second question: Can someone with a Gottlieb 300 provide assistance on which wires go to which coil lugs on the chime unit?
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#6 11 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Ok, so my second question: Can someone with a Gottlieb 300 provide assistance on which wires go to which coil lugs on the chime unit?
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Hi. Does this 300 photo from the IPDB provide the needed guidance/information?

https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2539&picno=43468&zoom=1

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#7 11 months ago
Quoted from AvidListener:

Hi. Does this 300 photo from the IPDB provide the needed guidance/information?
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=2539&picno=43468&zoom=1
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Thank you! Yes, I think so. I'm slightly color blind, but I think I'm making that out correctly!

EDIT: I should have just looked at my schematic. I had a momentary brain-lapse.

#8 11 months ago

Love this. I have a TS and am happy to see you do this. If you want some zippier action, separate the pop bumpers electrically by adding a relay so that each has it's own relay. PM me any questions.

#9 11 months ago

Third question (and I should know this, as I've reassembled a dozen or more of these): Does the ORDER of the two wires coming out of the Jones plug that bring power to the coin door, and the two wires that come off the front of the game to provide illumination to the coin plate, matter?

Or can either two be connected to either two where these screw together on the inside front-wall of the cabinet? If it matters, what's the right order on a Gottlieb Top Score?

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#10 11 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Does the ORDER of the two wires coming out of the Jones plug that bring power to the coin door, and the two wires that come off the front of the game to provide illumination to the coin plate, matter?

Or can either two be connected to either two where these screw together on the inside front-wall of the cabinet? If it matters, what's the right order on a Gottlieb Top Score?

Either way on the gi lights at the coin insert.

As for the chime wires your schematic will always tell you which one goes where.

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