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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby turbo » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:34 pm

Well guys thanks for all the tips & advice. Over the weekend I have stripped this machine almost completely and for the FIRST time !!THUMBSX2!!
and cleaned all the bits and mech and surprisingly I have also managed to put it back together this morning.
And again SURPRISE, SURPRISE - it works extremely well. I couldn't believe it and so it seems it was due to to all the dirt and old grease. Now it spins smooth and quick and pays out as it should. I'm more than happy and all this thanks to this forum and your advice guys - so thanks again.

Now the cabinet is getting ready for some fresh paint and some more chrome polishing involved. Illuminations almost sorted, just getting more bulbs and starters and soon I'm ready to roll! Just need some small bits to finish off, including '2p' badge that's missing. Anyone here has any bits for this machine?

Cheers

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby treefrog » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:26 am

Well done !!THUMBSX2!!
The only true proper confidence is a complete strip :lol:

If you have time in my opinion on these machines I totally take them apart all the panels that are just bolted to together to strip the paint and repaint. The results are 10 times better than what most do with overspray etc. I even drill out the serial number badge and put back with rivets, I hate overspray.....

The front plastice chrome could be sprayed, if you look at Henry Powells website you will see he does this on his restored machines, although in garish colours

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby malcymal » Tue Dec 23, 2014 3:10 pm

If your machine is missing the bottom cash tray lock mechanism or the key you can drill a small 5mm hole through the base plate through into cash box and just put in a bolt. This means the bottom cash tray cannot be pulled out unless you open the front door and pull up the bolt.
If you don't have a lock in the bottom cash draw, just put in a dummy one to blank off the hole.

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:03 pm

Hi I have just acquired an Arcadian 65 Hot Wheels 2p machine. This is my first one and would like to get it up to scratch. When I bought it, it was seen to be operating correctly, but after a day or so the reels were not rotating correctly. When I looked, the first reel seemed to be sticking?
The 3rd reel has some spring loaded arms that seem to restrict its movement. Can anyone advise on the sensible steps to take to cure the problem? I don't want to end up with a bench full of bits!!

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby treefrog » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:14 pm

Hello there,

If you are able to post a short video may help as we can hear the issue as well, which helps.....if the reel stops, the arms with springs are binding the reels, where is this happening, e.g. on the edge of the reel or not retracting back enough. |/XX\|

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby pennymachines » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:16 pm

wayneriley1964 wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:03 pm
but after a day or so the reels were not rotating correctly. When I looked, the first reel seemed to be sticking?
Check out this topic (if you haven't already): Reels not spinning correctly

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby badpenny » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:55 pm

From how OP explained it, I was wondering if his spring loaded arms are the vertical fingers, and as such has he realised that reel one is attached to pay-out disc three and so on?

TF is right a video is required here.

BP :cool:

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:10 pm

Wow, thanks for the quick responses much appreciated, I will try and upload a video showing the problem, not to familiar with all the technical terms as Im a complete novice, but I suspect it has something to do with the sprung arm that fall in the slots on reel 3 when Ive looked at the springs they are different sizes and tensions, when I manually pull them all back and then operate the reels go well, but dont see any wins (I assume thats what the slots are on reel 3?)
Will endeavour to upload soon :D

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby wayneriley1964 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:13 pm

On a secondary note is there any sort of manual available which covers this particular machine available? If so where could I buy it from !SMARTY!

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Re: Aristocrat Arcadian - 65 parts

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:24 pm

Photos are the key on this site, show us photos and point out the parts you mean, then it's much easier for us to point to the problem. :cool:


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