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Bally County Fair - I bought it - Neat operator "Skill Shot" mod on County Fair

By smohr

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by baldtwit
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    #1 1 year ago

    Well, I bought it. Bally County Fair that was listed on Ebay. This is my first bingo game. So, let the fun begin. First off, I needed to drill out the coin box lock to get inside. I found s set of keys in the coin box. Guess what, none of the key fit any other lock on the game, crap. Drilled out the others the get in the back box and remove the backglass. This game was covered with sheet metal. So I started taking that off. How do I drill out the barrel lock that is on the back of the "mod". I never did one of those. Heres some pics and I'll try to update this as I progress. Any thoughts or ideas of how I should start going thru this... like an EM pinball?


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    #2 1 year ago

    drill the round lock the same way starting in the center of the lock ... may need to start with smaller bits and work your way up, but eventually you'll get there.

    that is serious armor plating. They must have been operated in a war zone

    do what ya normally do for an EM game wrt checking steppers, cleaning off contact plates, operating relays to check switch gaps, and cleaning the jones plug pins.

    manually release the cams on the control unit and spin the cams by hand to make sure the the clutches aren't gummed up, and do similar to the mixer rotors on the top of the back door.

    manual and schem in the cabinet? If not, download them from http://bingo.cdyn.com/

    you have the score extra step pulse generator on the mixer shaft, but no score extra step index unit or relay. It's not a big deal, but if you want to make that work again I should be able to scrounge those parts for you. You'd want to check the wiring is still in the harness where they used electrical tape at the top of the back door.

    the plastic coated wires outside the main harnesses are a the first clue on the jackpot unit, assuming they go there. Green wires to a 16 pulse cam switch, probably to remove the jackpot credits.

    #3 1 year ago

    It's important to learn and know how the game features an odds operates, including the Red Letter game and Magic Screen.

    Make sure there are 8 balls in the game at all times.

    This link below is really helpful and will help learn about the internals of the game and how they work.


    #4 1 year ago

    It's great that a pinsider got it. Anyone understand the backglass? It looks to be in sweet condition, but it lacks the Bally logo above the County Fair name. The reverse side of the glass looks unmodified. Did Bally (or someone else) make replacement glasses without the Bally logo? Just curious on this small point.

    #5 1 year ago

    There were many reproduction Bally bingo back glasses made for lots of the Bally bingo games from all years of manufacturing, especially the 1959, 1961 and 1962 Bally six cards games like 1959 Lotta Fun, Barrel -o- Fun, Barrel -o-Fun 61', Barrel-o-Fun 62', 1961 Lite a Lines, Fun Spot, Fun Spot 61', 62' and 63.

    These reproduction back glasses who ever manufactured them never put the shiny mirror edge trim on the back glasses, which is a dead give away that they were not originals.

    I remember about 20 years ago i went to an operators warehouse in PA that had about 75 bingo's in there and almost ever game had a repro or homemade back glasses in the games. They were mostly early 1960's and 1970's six card games. It was the coldest day of the winter at about 5 degrees outside and colder in the warehouse.

    #6 1 year ago

    The font on the odds is always off as well. Close... But not quite right.

    #7 1 year ago

    Finally got that barrel lock drilled put, that was alot tuffer then drilling out a keyed tumbler. Now I will start going thru this thing.

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    #8 1 year ago

    huh. A standard replay register and it's not even using all the switch on the SPDT switch on the left.

    for people who don't remember (like me), the register step up coil is on the top/right, and the step down is bottom/left.

    if you need help figuring out the schematic/logic, going to need to know where all the wire are going inside the main game. The pics in the first post aren't high enough resolution to see, so either max res or closer shots are needed (without being so close don't know what device the wire is connected to).

    if you are hitting size limits to post here, you can email pics to [email protected] and I'll try and scale/resize them

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