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WTB Black Hole motor assembly

By WalrusPin

3 months ago


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#1 3 months ago

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WTB Black Hole motor assembly

Added: 2024-04-12 01:06:11 UTC • Ended: May 4th, 2024

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Looking for the entire working motor assembly for the spinning disc on Black Hole. Other than the mounting holes, I am missing everything.


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#2 3 months ago

The Pinball Resource

#3 3 months ago

Grainger is your friend.

John

#4 3 months ago

The finding the original motor is slim. I have not found one yet after owing two Black Holes for the last ten years. The two machines I have owned had a working motor but the gears in the gear box were no good. Your best bet is two use a direct motor with no gear box. I did this conversion on both of my machines, and it works excellent. If you have not seen this, you can go to this link below for the instructions on how to do this conversion.

https://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php/Black_Hole

Here is a video link if you want to see this motor in action on one of my Black Holes.

Doug

#5 3 months ago
Quoted from FIREPOWER1980:

The finding the original motor is slim. I have not found one yet after owing two Black Holes for the last ten years. The two machines I have owned had a working motor but the gears in the gear box were no good. Your best bet is two use a direct motor with no gear box. I did this conversion on both of my machines, and it works excellent. If you have not seen this, you can go to this link below for the instructions on how to do this conversion.
https://pinwiki.com/wiki/index.php/Black_Hole
Here is a video link if you want to see this motor in action on one of my Black Holes.

Doug

I had thought about doing the pinwiki method, but both hub options have been discontinued. Did you find any alternates?

#6 3 months ago

I made the original hub for the grainger motor years and years ago. I could probably make another 1 or see if I still have one in the shop.

Ken

#7 3 months ago
Quoted from WalrusPin:

I had thought about doing the pinwiki method, but both hub options have been discontinued. Did you find any alternates?

Oh shoot. That Pinwiki write up was my solution for the Black Hole motor. I will see what I can find for hubs to update it.

#8 3 months ago
Quoted from vdojaq:

Oh shoot. That Pinwiki write up was my solution for the Black Hole motor. I will see what I can find for hubs to update it.

Great, I appreciate it. Literally everything is missing on mine. I have reached out to Shay about the wheel plastic as I hear they have them.

#9 3 months ago
Quoted from WalrusPin:

Great, I appreciate it. Literally everything is missing on mine. I have reached out to Shay about the wheel plastic as I hear they have them.

Do you mean the spinning disc? Mine has a fair amount of wear I’d love to fix or replace someday.

#10 3 months ago

I have a new disc if someone is interested in one.

#11 3 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I have a new disc if someone is interested in one.

Message sent

#12 3 months ago
#13 3 months ago

Every part on that list replies with a 404 not found when you click on the links. Those hubs are no longer available through Servo City.

#14 3 months ago
Quoted from WalrusPin:

Every part on that list replies with a 404 not found when you click on the links. Those hubs are no longer available through Servo City.

I'll check my stash, I think I ordered 2

#15 3 months ago

Maybe I should just 3D print the hub bearing so it fits the grainger motor. The cost would only be for the motor.

Ken

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I'll check my stash, I think I ordered 2

I'm in it you have one

#17 3 months ago

I have my adapter that will fit the 1.5 rpm grainger motor.

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#18 3 months ago

It appears https://www.robotshop.com/ has all our needs

#19 3 months ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

I have my adapter that will fit the 1.5 rpm grainger motor.
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Is that a drop in? All that's needed is the motor, disc and hardware?

#20 3 months ago

Not an exact drop in. You have to mount it as the Grainger motor is bigger than the old motor, but much more durable. It it easy. I provide all stuff for the hub and the motor kit. I wish I could find my old website.

Ken

#21 3 months ago
Quoted from eyeamred2u:

Not an exact drop in. You have to mount it as the Grainger motor is bigger than the old motor, but much more durable. It it easy. I provide all stuff for the hub and the motor kit. I wish I could find my old website.
Ken

Pm me the price info and I'll buy one

#22 3 months ago

Disc and hub.

The disc is a reproduction if my memory is correct.. I can't remember whom made it but can see bands in graphics from printing.

Not a perfect repo but it is flat.

Hub is one from Robot workshop that is now discontinued.
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