Yes please make a video! The ones on Youtube are of the spastic "follow the ball" variety in noisy environments. Might as well be watching the spin cycle on my laundry machine....
Mikala moves the Riverboat upstream into a tie for 2nd place with King Pin
1. Teachers Pet (8 likes)
2. King Pin (7 likes)
3. Riverboat (7 likes)
4. Nags (6 likes)
5. Big Daddy (5 likes)
6. Heat Wave (5 likes)
7. Apollo/Blast Off (5 likes)
8. 8 Ball (4 likes)
9. Space Ship (4 likes)
10. Friendship 7 (4 likes)
11. 4 Roses (4 likes)
Honorable mention to:
Jungle (3 likes)
Space Ship (3 likes)
Hot Line (3 likes)
Rocket (3 likes)
Skill Pool (3 likes)
Beat the Clock (3 likes)
I figured this thread might be the best place to start. Just purchased a 1965 Bowl A Strike with at least one known issue. I'm digging into it, but could use some help since I don't have a schematic yet. I'm hoping someone that follows this thread might own BaS or Lucky Strike, it's replay cousin.
I've narrowed the issue down to a reset failure of the bank of switches for the bowling pins. Each pin has a corresponding latching switch mechanism. When I start up the game, the reels zero properly and the ball count resets to five momentarily. I say momentatily because when the switches are all fully engaged at start up, the "spare relays" (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) fire in succession and then the knocker continually fires forever. The game thinks the player is continually getting spares, which awards a ball for each after the third is obtained.
If I manually reset the switches before startup, the sequence appears normal. The issue doesn't then arise until I trip all ten switches during gameplay.
Can someone tell me what is responsible for firing the 115V reset coil tied to the bank of switches? I believe the coil is good, as it reads 9 ohms and doesn't look fried. I need to know the sequence to get the bank to reset after a spare is obtained.
Any insight would help. Thanks!
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