Finally got my hands on this game! It's once I've wanted since I got into pinball a short time ago.
Game works and is in nice shape! Just waiting on a parts order to finish shopping it out....It has some suspect flipper mech setups.
My only issue is the crane.... Bought it knowing there was some problems with it fetching up.
Previous owner(s) have had the gearbox apart already. I opened it up to check it out, but honestly dont even know if its all there, or what was done exactly at this point. All the gears are present, but there were spacers and whatnot floating around. Cleaned things up a bit, and powered it without the crane connected to the drive shaft and it spun freely.
Hooked the crane up and it moves from home(left) to right and stops short but then needs some assistance getting back to the left. Looks like the linkage binds. Not sure if its salvageable, and I'll be honest I don't know enough enough motors/gearboxes.
Question for you guys - Has anyone tried sourcing and retrofitting another motor/gear assembly? I'm seeing 12vdc/12rpm motors on various sites, amazon, ebay, even banggood. Has anyone tired something like this before? I'm honestly ok with it not being "the right" assembly, so long as I get the crane functioning.