(Topic ID: 46378)

Williams "Ball Park" Pitch & Bat help.


By PAUL577

6 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Chrisbee
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    #1 6 years ago

    Can anyone confirm the pitch assembly just uses the arm to pitch the ball ? I read some talk about other P&B games that use springs. I've just rebuilt the motor due to a worn out armature clutch.
    The ball seems like it should come out a little aster than it does. Also on "FAST PITCH" it comes out and shoots to the far right of the bat most times ?
    I may be missing a part or two ?? I really have know way to know if my pitch assemble is complete and set up correctly since these games are pretty rare.
    There is a 2nd lever or arm with a plastic tab. It is resting in a stop or hook that holds it in place all the time. I'm not sure what the reason for that is.
    If there are any P&B specialists out there I'd love to talk to one.
    Thanks in advance
    pdisper@charter.net

    #3 6 years ago

    Some Pitch and Bats use a spring to adjust the pitch speed. My 1956 4 Bagger does. Some use a rheostat. They are commonly missing. I'm not sure on yours as the diagram shown at planetary pinball doesn't really show either. Make sure you have the correct size balls installed. I think running too small could cause some outside pitches.
    Alex

    #4 6 years ago

    Thanks to both you guys. This is just the type of help I was looking for.
    Paul

    2 years later
    #5 3 years ago

    Hey can anyone help. I have a 57 was NY baseball the motor for the pitcher works but the button won't make it pitch. There are contacts under pf that if I touch together it makes it pitch but wtf what should the ball make it touch when it rests on the arm or what. Sleepless in VA.... help

    #6 3 years ago

    Paul -

    I have a '66 Williams Pitch and Bat that is very similar to my game. The '2nd lever' is critical as it helps 'fling' the ball with extra speed. On my game the there is a 'fast' and 'slow' pitch button (in addition to curve and knuckler) and the difference between fast and slow is whether or not the 2nd lever is utilized.

    I was having all sorts of problems with my pitching unit until it disassembled it enough to clean (with alcohol) all the various levers and bushings on the pitching unit. Made all the difference in the world.

    I will say there is still a fare amount of variation in the 'accuracy' of the fastball but I think it is working correctly and that it's just built in variance that frankly makes the game more fun. On my game, if you consistently throw 'slow' balls, you can really rack up runs, if you stick with the fastball and curve, it is tough to score more than a few. Most of my head to head games with friends are 5-3, 3-1, etc.

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from bigpinman:

    Hey can anyone help. I have a 57 was NY baseball the motor for the pitcher works but the button won't make it pitch. There are contacts under pf that if I touch together it makes it pitch but wtf what should the ball make it touch when it rests on the arm or what. Sleepless in VA.... help

    Best if you start a new thread, than use this old one. Your new thread should also be in the "EM Tech" section and not the "EM Hangout."

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