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what e.m. are you working on right now?


By illawarra92

10 months ago



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    #1201 11 days ago

    The last issue with Four Million BC has been remedied! Lucky for me it was the last one in the chain

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    #1202 11 days ago

    Restoration of my Joker Poker in progress.

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    #1203 11 days ago

    I was cleaning my garage yesterday and finally have some room to start digging into my all star deluxe bowler. Can't wait to bring this old gal back to life.
    I need to find a turrent cover and I should have all the parts.

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    #1204 7 days ago

    Tonight I dealt with the customary disintegrated, baked-on Williams grommets and a missing plastic tip on the small chime plunger (photo shows the number this did on the chime bar, which I’ve flipped over). The OXO chime unit is done. Now on to the bottom board....

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    #1205 7 days ago

    Working on the backside of my current project, Flipper Cowboy. They really stuffed a lot of components on it. The two trip banks are quite heavy. Over the next couple decades, they greatly improve the design and layout to make it much easier to service as well as initial build. Lots of cold solder joints. Built on a Monday?

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    #1206 7 days ago

    Starting to put the Domino I stripped and re-painted back together. The inside of the cabinet had so much mold and mildew that after sanding and treating, I decided to Kilz it and paint.

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    #1207 7 days ago

    Skipping stencils for now, will come back to them at a later date. Unfortunately, my budget got eaten up by fumigation and materials to build a new back box.

    Got the relay board back in and the playfield so paint touch up can begin.

    Not much but it's progress!

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    #1208 6 days ago

    Just getting started taking apart and cleaning reels, spraying the back glass with triple thick, and getting dirt off the playfield...

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    #1209 5 days ago

    Just about done with a client's Bally Flip Flop. I found a few hints at previous servicing, but nothing done correctly. This one got the full treatment, and should be a strong contender for continuing the EM tradition for many years to come.

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    #1210 5 days ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    Just about done with a client's Bally Flip Flop. I found a few hints at previous servicing, but nothing done correctly. This one got the full treatment, and should be a strong contender for continuing the EM tradition for many years to come.
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    Let's see the after pics too.

    #1211 5 days ago
    Quoted from Ballypin:

    Let's see the after pics too.

    Unfortunately I didn't take any before/ after pix on this one.

    #1212 5 days ago

    I'm finishing up a Gemini in the next week then you'll be seeing it on the Pinside Market

    #1213 5 days ago
    Quoted from stashyboy:

    Working on the backside of my current project, Flipper Cowboy. They really stuffed a lot of components on it. The two trip banks are quite heavy. Over the next couple decades, they greatly improve the design and layout to make it much easier to service as well as initial build. Lots of cold solder joints. Built on a Monday?
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    Finish putting this back together today. Very happy with how it came out, pretty game. Now I just need to work on troubleshooting the start sequence Etc.

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    #1214 5 days ago

    Cowpoke playfield touch-up, 1st pass. Repainting about 75%

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    #1215 4 days ago

    I am waiting on my schematics to arrive, but I did a little work on Jacks Open today. The 2nd chute (W) relay was firing continuously and the motor never stopped. After pulling about $4 worth of pennies, dimes, quarters, and a couple slugs from the coin chute, I was able to figure out that a switch in the coin mech needed to be adjusted. Considering this is my first EM, and my troubleshooting to date only includes watching a couple hours of videos and reading through pinrepair.com, I was pretty proud of myself.

    I still have plenty of work to do with possible ball unit and target reset issues. I'll probably have to wait until the schematics arrive to try to tackle those.

    Does anyone know where one might buy a 25v 15a fuse? Although hard to read, I think the current fuse in this holder is not correct, but I cannot find this tube online anywhere.

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    #1216 4 days ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    That's really in poor condition, kudos for you to bring it back from the dead; a TON of work for sure, good luck!

    Update on the Bally Mystic shuffle bowler. After cleaning every mech in the score box in evap o rust last winter, I didn’t do much over the spring and summer. I was kind of afraid to plug it in to be honest. I finally got back to it. I put a new cord on it and let it rip. All score wheels reset as did the frame counter and the player counter. I still have lots to sort out, but it’s looking much more promising now!

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    #1217 4 days ago
    Quoted from nomo:

    Update on the Bally Mystic shuffle bowler. After cleaning every mech in the score box in evap o rust last winter, I didn’t do much over the spring and summer. I was kind of afraid to plug it in to be honest. I finally got back to it. I put a new cord on it and let it rip. All score wheels reset as did the frame counter and the player counter. I still have lots to sort out, but it’s looking much more promising now! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Nice job! Getting everything to reset is one of the major challenges. CONGRATS!

    #1218 4 days ago

    25v 15amp fuse: correct me if wrong but i think you can put any 15amp fuse with a higher rated voltage.

    #1219 4 days ago
    Quoted from nomo:

    Update on the Bally Mystic shuffle bowler. After cleaning every mech in the score box in evap o rust last winter, I didn’t do much over the spring and summer. I was kind of afraid to plug it in to be honest. I finally got back to it. I put a new cord on it and let it rip. All score wheels reset as did the frame counter and the player counter. I still have lots to sort out, but it’s looking much more promising now! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    I see 19 steppers in the photo. What was your estimate on labor for these? Amazing job by the way!!!

    #1220 3 days ago
    Quoted from kimbleseven:

    25v 15amp fuse: correct me if wrong but i think you can put any 15amp fuse with a higher rated voltage.

    It makes sense that you could use a higher voltage fuse, but not a lower voltage. I thought since the fuse specified 25v that there may be a reason for the lower voltage. Perhaps so the fuse would fail if more than 25v entered the circuit? It doesn't seem likely since everything after the transformer should be stepped down unless I am missing something.

    #1221 3 days ago

    Jive Time - playfield pretty much stripped, first naptha cleaning pass done. Lots more to do, but thankfully the 70's era wood grain pop rings came off pretty cleanly. Freeze method didn't work at all, but heated with hair dryer and slowly peeled right off.

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    #1222 3 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I see 19 steppers in the photo. What was your estimate on labor for these? Amazing job by the way!!!

    Actually there are 28 steppers in the back alone. I could soak 3 or 4 at a time. 2 days in evapo rust, 1 day drying, 1 day for paint to dry, lots of hours reassembling each one. My estimate... it was a time consuming task!

    #1223 2 days ago
    Quoted from nomo:

    Update on the Bally Mystic shuffle bowler. After cleaning every mech in the score box in evap o rust last winter, I didn’t do much over the spring and summer. I was kind of afraid to plug it in to be honest. I finally got back to it. I put a new cord on it and let it rip. All score wheels reset as did the frame counter and the player counter. I still have lots to sort out, but it’s looking much more promising now! [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Keeney provided mechs for several pin manufacturers during the 50s and early 60s. Those red reels and corresponding mechs are definitely Keeney. They're unique and work well, but the plastic reels are delicate because of the ultra thin spindles.

    #1224 2 days ago
    Quoted from kimbleseven:

    25v 15amp fuse: correct me if wrong but i think you can put any 15amp fuse with a higher rated voltage.

    You are correct. Fuses open on amps. 15 amps is 15 amps. The voltage is a rating how much voltage the the fuse can withstand and still open without arcing across. Use a 15 amp with a higher voltage, and rest easy.

    #1225 2 days ago
    Quoted from Dono:

    Keeney provided mechs for several pin manufacturers during the 50s and early 60s. Those red reels and corresponding mechs are definitely Keeney. They're unique and work well, but the plastic reels are delicate because of the ultra thin spindles.

    I didn't know that - interesting!

    #1226 2 days ago

    There was a dirty spot on the underside of my Miss-O. Took awhile but i got it now I just have to put a few more wires back....

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