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by tallstory
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Exacta lock picking

Now you have the back off (well done) you can get at the Zeiss locks. You should see the serial numbers stamped on the side - both lock are usually the same. The upper one is the serial number that identifies how the key is cut and the lower one is the key blank reference number.
by tallstory
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Exacta lock picking

Don't think it's an anti tampering device - probably the handle mechanism is jammed. It would be best to take it apart and clean and oil it - that should reveal the problem. Hopefully nothing is broken. The Regina machines I bought, which have the same mechanics, also had this mould inside. A spray ...
by tallstory
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Exacta lock picking

I have never had a machine with a back glued in and that's why I suggested this option. TF of course has lots (and lots) more experience than me on this so its worth a little caution if you decide to try this approach. I just wanted to pass on a little tip that might help loosening the rusty screws....
by tallstory
Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 23
Views: 1549

Re: Exacta lock picking

Drilling the lock is difficult as well and, of course, destroys it. As BP suggests getting the back panel off for access is the best idea. Then you can disassemble the lock and find its part number to get a locksmith the cut a new key for you to reuse the lock.
by tallstory
Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Harper Vending Machines
Replies: 71
Views: 26145

Re: Harper Automatics De Luxe saleman's mechanism

What a fascinating device. I'd love to see it working |/XX\|
by tallstory
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beromat bremse one arm bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

What concerns me most in OP's photos is his first one. I can not see the hinged hook that swings forward as you pull the handle. Isn't it hidden by the rusty vertical bit of metal? I can see the top of the assembly above it. In mine that rusty bit (except mine isn't rusty) keeps the coin out of the...
by tallstory
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beromat bremse one arm bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

la1606ura wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:16 pmI have seen pictures of the mechanism with the bar across but I've also seen them without it, so not sure if it's necessary.
As far as I can see, it's the only thing that can open and close the spring in response to the cam moving. Yes, please let us know how you get on.
by tallstory
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beromat bremse one arm bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

My photo shows the spring the guys have mentioned. But isn't part of the arm missing too? It opens the spring to allow a coin to drop into the cash box when the handle is pulled and then closes it at the end of the cycle to allow another coin to lock the handle and operate the arm. I'm a bit hazy on...
by tallstory
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Springs for allwins
Replies: 8
Views: 2283

Re: Springs for allwins

I have made my own and it's easier than you might think using piano wire. It is the thickness of the wire and the spring diameter that determine the strength and you can get these dimensions from the one you want to replace. It takes a bit of experimenting to get the size of the mandrel right as the...
by tallstory
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 262
Views: 89679

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

If you know the resistance (or current) of the unit then it's easy to calculate the resistor (and wattage) of the resistor using Ohms Law (V=IR). Adding this would not cause any operational issues except the heat the resistor would generate. But like Potless, I very much doubt that a 2V excess would...