Heya pinside. So after the clearcoating disaster on my 73 gottlieb Hot Shot it's time for the " Why isn't this working now" round.
I'm slowly but surly working on all the various issues after re-assembly. I've solved a few myself, but I might need some help with more of them. I do have schematics but no way of scanning them right now. (Small town woes)
I'll attempt to list from most important to minor:
1:The bonus is so screwy. It only seems to count about half the bonus, and it gets to the 2000 and 3000 bonus it just seems to count however it wants. How the bonus (mechanically) works on this game isn't immediately obvious to me so any starting places to look would be appreciated.
2:The outhole seems to act however it wants. It's working (mostly) for now, however for a while it wouldn't work or count down the bonus if the first ball relay was activated.
2.5: An extension of the above problem, I've noticed that once the bonus is done counting down, the ball return control relay chatters rapidly as if it can't lock on. I'm also seeing bright blue sparks when that happens. I've checked the relays self locking switch and it seems to be ok. Maybe it's still not good enough? It still kicks the ball out, but it might be causing underlying issues.
2.9: The trough switch also activates the outhole, so it kicks the ball out, runs over the trough switch which is activating the outhole again.
3: I have the second coin chute set to add 5 plays when activated. It does so, however the knocker fires after it adds the plays on which doesn't sound right.
I"ll update the first post as issues are resolved. If anyone has any ideas to point me in the right direction go ahead, I"ll explain things is more detail to the best of my ability as needed.