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by gameswat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Wonders Wonder Win
Replies: 2
Views: 550

Re: Wonders Wonder Win

Geoff, I'd suggest buying a bottle of good quality penetrating oil and soaking every nut & bolt possible on all your new machines, once or twice a week. A light tap with a plastic headed mallet to the nuts also helps. And heat really helps. But of course this can be an issue when they are close to w...
by gameswat
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Unseizing rusted nuts and bolts
Replies: 0
Views: 1088

Unseizing rusted nuts and bolts

Copied from Re: Wonders Wonder Win - Site Admin. I'd suggest buying a bottle of good quality penetrating oil and soaking every nut & bolt possible, once or twice a week. A light tap with a plastic headed mallet to the nuts also helps. And heat really helps. But of course this can be an issue when t...
by gameswat
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wonders Quick Returns restore
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Wonders Quick Returns

Leave it alone is my suggestion, the slight fading looks fine. And once you replace the clear plastic covering and lightly rub away any dust off the print will look a lot better.
by gameswat
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Essex Racer identified
Replies: 12
Views: 4888

Re: Essex Racer identified

Mystery solved! This attached question and answer is no doubt regarding the re-cased Greyhound machine that started this thread. Came across it by accident looking through old Coin-Op Classics magazines. This letter to Dick Bueschel in the Winter 1997, Vol4, Number 1. So this guy started with a rott...
by gameswat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Exclusive stands on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Exclusive stands on ebay

These stands were re-produced for many years by Mike Gorski. Unsure if the original he copied from was actually made by a slot maker though as not shown in any of my old catalogues.

Update: Tim LaGanke just posted on a site about these. Copied from a Mills stand, Gorski made at least 100 of them.
by gameswat
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Mum's the Word
Replies: 7
Views: 1115

Re: Mum's the Word

Especially when you factor in the 28% premium, plus 1.8% or so for credit card payments. :!:
by gameswat
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 5776

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

Which reminds me that one of the common uses I have for the Mapp gas torch is freeing up rusted nuts, bolts and parts. A quick shot of heat and some penetrating oil is often all it takes to break the rust bond. Sometimes a few more goes needed as best to start slow.
by gameswat
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 5776

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

Hey Geoff, you can braze parts quite easily with a cheap self igniting torch that uses the disposable Mapp gas bottles. I use mine almost every day as much less hassle than pulling out the acetylene unless I have a large job needing serious temps. There are some awesome silver solders available that...
by gameswat
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 5776

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

You could cut and braze a couple shorter bolts to get the length. Or cut your own thread on a piece or rod and just braze the upper with a coach head.
by gameswat
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified
Replies: 17
Views: 1791

Re: SS Automatic Machine Co. Fascination identified

brigham wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:16 pm
fixed-sequence machine like the Little Stockbroker or Corn Exchange.
Just to clarify Brig, the Essex Corn Exchange and Stock Exchange are not fixed sequence, but totally random future pay.