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What is this missing post for 1977 Bally Eight Ball?


By stinkie

64 days ago



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#1 64 days ago

Can anyone identify which part I am missing? I've seen pix that make me think it's a clear post of some kind. I also saw one that showed a short red post. It goes in front of spinner. Please see photo below. I'm restoring and trying to use all of the correct/original parts. Thanks in advance!
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#3 64 days ago

Minipost AS-2836-1, should be a 6-32 thread. - according to the manual
https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/55-101888-02

#4 64 days ago

And make sure you use the correct T-rubber, otherwise you'll get air-balls off the post.

https://www.pinballlife.com/white-t-post-rubber.html

#5 64 days ago

Thank All. wayout440 I can't find my manual, and the download I have does not show part numbers unfortunately. Do you see the part number for the rubber? Gracias

#6 64 days ago
Quoted from stinkie:

Thank All. wayout440 I can't find my manual, and the download I have does not show part numbers unfortunately. Do you see the part number for the rubber? Gracias

#7 64 days ago

You can find the manual on ipdb.com. The English version playfield parts diagram has the part numbers cut off, so take a scroll through the German version. The text is German, but the diagram shows the part numbers.

#8 64 days ago

I think that post has wood screw base and uses a rubber ring not a t post rubber. Pinball resource and Marco both have em

#9 64 days ago

If there is no t-nut under the playfield then it’s a wood screw base.

#10 63 days ago

Unfortunately the German manual does not list the rubber, as the English version appears to do. I thought my manual was inside the machine, but can't find it. Thanks again!

#11 63 days ago
Quoted from stinkie:

Unfortunately the German manual does not list the rubber, as the English version appears to do. I thought my manual was inside the machine, but can't find it. Thanks again!

from http://www.pbresource.com/

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#12 54 days ago

Conclusion: I think the correct part is a mini post 6-32 thread #02-4195 (see link below). But I think it is inadequate for something that takes a brutal beating, and it failed and wore out on the original playfield. So, I went with a 10-32 #530-5005-01. I only wish the stud was longer so I could have gone through the playfield and added a locknut to the bottom.

6-32 thread #02-4195 https://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch?SEARCH_STRING=Mini+post+6-32+thread%0902-4195

10-32 stud #530-5005-01 https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/530-5005-01

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#13 54 days ago
Quoted from stinkie:

So, I went with a 10-32 #530-5005-01. I only wish the stud was longer so I could have gone through the playfield and added a locknut to the bottom.

I pointed out the link to the correct part with the thread length that goes all the way through the playfield in my first post in your thread.
It also uses a T rubber

Quoted from Timerider:

And make sure you use the correct T-rubber, otherwise you'll get air-balls off the post.
https://www.pinballlife.com/white-t-post-rubber.html

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#14 54 days ago

The original part is the T rubber one. Lots of people replace it with the more common #6, #8, #10 posts as the OP shows, however that is a preference vs. what was originally there (T rubber was hard to get for many years so people would replace the hardened ones - I think for a long time only black was available which looks horrible)

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#15 46 days ago

Turns out the post I went with does go through the bottom enough for a lock-nut. Very pleased with the way it looks. Now on the next challenge(s). Thanks all!

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